Blogger’s Cyberbullying Mission Tiresome, Destined to Fail
In pursuit of blogger clicks, the security scandal scribe has spent nearly a decade attempting to cyberbully security industry businesses. That seems to be the online site’s MO from day one. But what is the blogger really achieving?
The blogger’s most significant achievement appears to be becoming the No. 1 security industry detractor. Here is where the blogger truly rises above the crowd. With the online blogging site as his cyberbully pulpit, the scribe appears compulsively driven to attack.
When a security manufacturer, integrator, trade publication or industry association works hard and has some success, the online blogger is silent.
In fact, hard work and achievement seem to trigger the blogger’s attack response. The blogger specializes in trolling and looking for fault. He is hypercritical, quick to judge, and only sees the facts and the information that reinforce his narrow, personal world view.
Evidence is abundant on the online blogger site. Peruse the site’s “articles.” Click on one company and read through the threads. The blogger focuses on one company, one security professional, one trade publication, and one industry association at a time. Then he works feverishly, polluting the blogosphere with relentless cyberbully attacks.
In the past two years, Hikvision has become the blogger’s target of choice. As the No. 1 security industry detractor, the blogger has amped up his “coverage” of Hikvision at an impressive rate.
A quick review of the blogging site’s “articles” about Hikvision delivers some insight into the blogger’s current mission.
From March 22, 2015 to June 6, 2017 the site ran 77 Hikvision “articles” that are primarily about Hikvision. Most of the scandal scribe’s “articles” target Hikvision for insults, distortion of facts and denigration.
These statistics do not even include the hundreds of so-called “Discussions” that the blogger creates out of his comment threads.
Blogger and Trusty Sidekick ‘Undisclosed’ Perpetuate ‘Debates’
Of course it’s difficult to categorize the scandal scribe’s “articles” as many of them generally devolve into insults and denigration.
That’s the blogger’s tactic. Start with a topic that looks passably professional and then perpetuate a “debate” through comments on the “article.” Who comments on these articles? There are some regulars, but many of comments are made by the blogger himself and his trusty sidekick “Undisclosed.”
Who is ‘Undisclosed’? Only the Blogger Knows
Who is Undisclosed? Only the blogger knows. Why does “Undisclosed” show up at just the right time, asking that one question the blogger wants to bloviate about? Perhaps it’s a coincidence.
Often times, the blogger shares smiley faces and chummy banter with “Undisclosed.” It’s almost like the blogger is having a conversation with himself. Perhaps he is.
But let’s get back to the “articles” and see how the scandal scribe’s mission has evolved over the past two years.
In the roughly six months between May 22, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2015, the blogger wrote 5 posts about Hikvision. In all of 2016, the blogger upped his game, writing 34 posts about Hikvision. In the first six months of 2017, the scribe has been busy, posting 38 “articles” about Hikvision.
Blogger Lobs Post After Post
The bloggers’ readers wake up morning after morning to find that the scribe has lobbed another Hikvision post their way. If the blogger continues this cyberbullying campaign, he will post 76 articles on Hikvision by year’s end, a year-over-year increase of 124 percent.
At this rate, the scandal scribe’s readers will be assaulted by more than one of these “articles” per week for the rest of 2017. Can even the indefatigable “Undisclosed” keep up the pace?
Is the blogger’s click-bait consultant a secret weapon in his mission?
It’s no secret that the scandal scribe is currently obsessed with Hikvision. The online site has aimed its vitriol at others in the past and it will no doubt try to cyberbully others in the future.
But the industry increasingly understands the tactics of the No. 1 security industry detractor, it sees that the scribe has no scruples about launching unwarranted attacks on hardworking people and honest businesses, and we believe it only distracts from the industry’s focus on fighting criminal and terrorist activities.