Arcadisecurity.com is a website of the “forensic” company, which was created by Steve “Lightspeed” Jones as a part of conspiracy with John Steele and Prenda Law to gather “evidence” of unauthorized access to Steve Jones’s pornography site and facilitate subsequent blackmail. See this page for the documents and links related to this scheme.
This bogus company was created and incorporated in Arizona on 9/30/2011.
The Arcadia Security software THIEF v2.0 is merely a set of query tools for organizing web server logs according to Steve Jones’s declaration (Exhibit C). Of course, this software is not certified by any authority, and, not surprisingly, the high false positives rate has resulted in dozens of innocents being targeted for extortion.
In April we published the first post about the lawsuit filed in St. Clair county of Illinois and pointed to its numerous problems, including the obvious conflict of interest:
Furthermore, guess who owns, markets and likely commissioned the creation of the forensic software? Yup, Steve Jones (www.arcadiasecurity.com). So a more accurate statement of paragraph 14 would be “Plaintiff’s principal, Steve Jones, retained Steve Jones to use Steve Jones’s forensic software to identify…”. No reports, investigations or testimony would be admissible in an honest court because they would be found to have been issued or given by a “biased expert” or one who has a financial interest in the outcome of the lawsuit.
Soon after the publication, Steve Jones changed the arcadiarsecuruty.com domain name registration, removing his name and address and substituting them with a protection service. Also, the site itself has disappeared from the Web (correction: disappeared from the particular URL — nothing disappears from the Web). Currently arcadiasecurity.com redirects to:
- Facebook.com if you type “arcadiasecurity.com” in the URL bar;
- A search output page for the search phrase “gay love” — only if the referrer page is fightcopyrighttrolls.com: try it (NSFW). You can look at this page’s source and verify that the link was not manipulated by me. Astonishing immaturity!
In order to assist investigators (some kind of investigation is inevitable) and defense attorneys, I preserved the screenshots of the site (Google cache version, but I also have the original, which lists a different email address).
…and the original domain name registration:
I plan to update this page with more facts about Arcadia Security: its role in the Lightspeed Conspiracy and its “mysterious” disappearance. Suggestions are appreciated.
Thanks Raul for reminding: here is a thread on the GFY forum (where adult webmasters hang out — NSFW). Look how Steve Jones embarrassed himself by showing to his peers that his “software” is a hoax. In short, Lightspeed posted a list of URLs that allegedly deep-link to his precious member-only area. This list included all kinds of search engines, URL shorterners, general-purpose forums etc., i.e. the false positive rate displayed was astonishing. Forum members recognized the fraud and called Steve out. A straightforward question was posted:
I’m simply asking, what’s the point. A grep of any website logs could generate the same kind of list. I’m guessing the difference is that you’ve pieced it together from multiple sources. What I don’t understand is what’s so special ? You’re obviously trying to push some new security product you’ve come up but what’s so special about it ?
Not surprisingly, Steve Jones couldn’t give any coherent answer.
It would be funny if not for the fact that this piece of crap, which some have audacity to call “forensic software,” is used to target hundreds of innocents in a frivolous lawsuit that still lingers in the St. Clair court only because the judge the crooks have found is hopelessly corrupt.