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16 January 2013. Thales has recanted and apologized after Ross Anderson thrashed the zealots;

12 January 2013. Ross Anderson responds:

11 January 2013. A sends:

What’s so interesting is his company or the people he works for seem to post the same info plus and its free to download.;_ylt=Arx1YWmXXZJNY5lOd_XcUP9G2vAI?p=

11 January 2013

Thales e-Security Demands Takedown of Files

These files have been available on Cryptome since February 2003:

From: Dave Harrop <Dave.Harrop[at]>
To: "cryptome[at]" <cryptome[at]>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:29:19 +0000
Subject: Cryptome Copyright Infringement - DMCA Takedown Notice

Attn: John Young, Cryptome Administrator

Pursuant to 17 USC 512(c)(3)(A), this communication serves as a statement that:

I am the duly authorized representative of the exclusive rights holder for (a) the Zaxus Host Security Module RG7000, Operations and Installations Manual, 1270A513 Issue 3; and (b) the Zaxus Host Security Module RG7000, Programmer’s Manual , 1270A514 Issue 3.

These exclusive rights are being violated by material available upon your website at the following URLs:

1. ; and


I have a good faith belief that the use of this material in such a fashion is not authorized by the copyright holder, the copyright holder's agent, or the law;

Under penalty of perjury in a United States court of law, I state that the information contained in this notification is accurate, and that I am authorized to act on the behalf of the exclusive rights holder for the material in question;

I may be contacted by the following methods: physical address, telephone number, and email address (see below);

I hereby request that you remove or disable access to this material as it appears on your service in as expedient a fashion as possible.

Thank you.

Dave Harrop
Head of Contracts (EMEA & APAC)
Thales E-Security
Meadow View House, Long Crendon, Aylesbury, HP18 9EQ, UK
t: +44 7802 555148
e: dave.harrop[at]