EC-Council - "Alchmey Blog", 3/3 Articles Plagiarized

Wed Nov 30 19:50:10 CST 2011

On the EC-Council web site, they have a section titled "Alchmey Live Hacking which is a 1-day "live hacking security workshop conducted by EC-Council". This page has a news scroller toward the bottom that only flips between three articles. Each one links to a brief blog post, all of which can be seen on the December 2009 link.

The Plagiarism

Each of the three blog posts are 100% plagiarized from C|Net articles written by Elinor Mills and Stephen Shankland. In each blog, they quote enough of the original article to form a complete blog post and reformat line / paragraph breaks. They do not provide any attribution or links to the original articles. This is not acceptable as "Fair Use" either. The following table lists the EC-Council blog along with the original article.

Blog Post Original Source
Google wants to unclog Net.s DNS plumbing Google wants to unclog Net's DNS plumbing by Stephen Shankland
Defense Dept. pulls software over privacy issues Defense Dept. pulls software over privacy issues by Elinor Mills
Google sues over alleged work-at-home scams Google sues over alleged work-at-home scams by Elinor Mills