Answer to E2-lab's website post03/11/2009 Written by Roberto Preatoni
We aknowledge E2-lab’s post (reported in bold beneath) on their website homepage, here is our answer:
Let me come to the point. I write to you with utmost grief as I read couple of days back a post in a website (www.zone-h.org) defaming E2-Labs.
Dear Mr. Qureshey, we don’t defame anyone. We just stated the facts. Don’t play surprised about Zone-H’s last posts, you have been warned during the last months several times. Such posts are the natural result of your unethical business practices.
Let me put forth some of the facts before you one by one.
1.You mentioned and claimed in your post that we did not distribute the certificates to the corporate training participants. This is absolutely false since you are as well aware that the three programs such as hands on Hacking unlimited, Hands on Web application security and hands on wireles security certificates offered were ready but not signed hence could not be distributed. Further, out of three sets one set was distributed and two sets still awaiting your signature, and I believe it’s unethical practice that Zone-h did not sign inspite of you receiving complete payment. When asked about the signature you assured me that you will be coming back to India very soon and hence will sign it then.
Let me answer to you with the uttermost technical terms in my knowledge: BULLSHIT
The things are in the way we say. In fact being your company the organizer of the course, if we didn’t really sign the certificates why didn’t you sign them by yourself? You had all the rights to do so. The truth is that you scammed your students, period.
2) On your allegation that we were recording your live sessions for our reference and training purposes without your involvement is funny and baseless. I am sure that you too were aware since the beginning that the camera recording was done by a government official and the same was conveyed to you and stopped the moment you felt uncomfortable. The recording was done only for 1 ½ hour on day one and not for six days.
The camera recording was done by you personally and I stopped you on the second half on the first day. There was no government official as there are no government officials in your life at all. You keep bragging about your connections, you exploit everybody’s image and names without their consent or knowledge. You placed billboards all over Hyderabad with my face on them to advertise your company without my consent and knowledge and despite I warned you the last summer to stop using our image. I see no Zone-H logos on those billboards, I see no Zone-H seminar advertising there. I can see only you abusing of my face to lure people into buying from your company 6 months trainings for 12,000 dollars promising them a “guaranteed job”. Promise which I doubt you ever delivered. SHAME ON YOU!
You are not working in Europe neither in USA. You are working in India, where people sometimes struggle to get decent jobs and life. You abused of my image in order to get money from students whose families made a huge effort to pay them the tuition fees charged by your company. My face and the face of other Zone-H teachers appeared on your website, beneath the six months course track which we never agreed to deliver. You did it to lure the students in, many of them thought that they were attending a genuine Zone-H track. SHAME ON YOU!
This is the way you do the business. Despite what you state on your website (the photoshop job on your homepage banner is one of the lamest thing ever happened on the web), and despite what you say to your students and to the persons you try to lure in into your business, you have no connection at any government level. If you had, your company was involved into some serious security projects with the Indian state and you had no time to play tricks with smoke and mirrors.
3. All the students of E2 Labs who attented the corporate training programme offered by Zone-h and anonymous e-mailers to Zone-h may please feel free to contact us, any further clarification as only one programme certificate were distributed which were the only one signed by Roberto Preatoni and Gerardo. The rest of the two certificates are lying with us with out their signatures.
Cool, so you admit you didn’t give them the certificate! As those students paid you a hefty amount of money, sign them and hand them over. I don’t really remember how many certificates we brought there as we brought a lot of material as you promised us one seminar per months. But I know I did sign all the 3 sets for the seminars and that you asked me to hand over just one set, you would have handed over the rest later on.
Regardless, sign those contracts and give them to your students. They paid for them, i would have already taken you to the court if I was them.
Mr. Qureshey, I warned the officials at my company since the very beginning about the dangers of entering into business with you. I had a first example of what you are when you arrived 2 hours late at our first meeting.
Me and Mr. Gerardo Di Giacomo had another taste of what kind of person you are when you and your assistant Suchitra were driving us around in Hyderabad’s traffic jam, when suddenly your assistant (who was driving your black 4WD car) slammed into a car passing nearby (her fault). Instead of stopping aknowledging the crash and damages to the victim as any decent person whould have done, you forced your assistant to engage a getaway taking Hyderabad’s dark alleys, having the victim trying to follow you and me and Mr. Di Giacomo yelling at you, urging you to stop to fix the issue with the victim. Despite our requests, you kept escaping from the victim up to the moment you finally managed to park your car in a dark corner and have the victim’s car passing by and get lost.
Kidnapped in Hyderabad and involved in a car-crash getaway, I couldn’t dream any better.
This is you Mr. Qureshey, this is the way you relate to the world and to the people.
I don’t like it and I don’t like you.
PS: Despite your statement about severing ties with Zone-H, there is still my face in the lower right corner of your website. Please remove it, you really don’t want to mess with me. You might succeed in threatening most of the people getting pissed off by you, but it doesn’t work with me. I am a too big shark for your teeth.
PPS: 60mb/sec Ddos… lame