Zero Day blogger Dancho Danchev: he's back

Zero Day blogger Dancho Danchev: he's back

Summary: Missing ZDNet cybersecurity blogger Dancho Danchev has returned.

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Boy, Dancho, you had us worried.

Our dear cybersecurity expert Dancho Danchev, who mysteriously disappeared back when the leaves were only begin to turn colors here in New York City, is back in the saddle. (And doing just fine, thank you.)

He writes:

Catching up in progress, lots of positive things have happened on multiple fronts, inbox looks pretty messy. Did you miss me, folks?

Dancho says he's ready to "get down to business/blogging/exposing cybercrime ecosystems" on ZDNet's popular Zero Day blog, and "the best is yet to come."

We hope so, too. Welcome back.

Topic: Security

Andrew Nusca

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Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. During his tenure, he was the editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation.

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  • Sure it's him?

    Are you sure it's him, and un-coerced?
    dougsyo@...
    • RE: Zero Day blogger Dancho Danchev: he's back

      @dougsyo@...

      Hope they didn't flip him into "the manchurian blogger"
      Admin71
      • OK, that was funny.

        @Bookmark71 [golf clap]
        matthew_maurice
      • RE: Zero Day blogger Dancho Danchev: he's back

        @Bookmark71
        Please explain the Manchurian blogger comment?

        matthew_maurice its not funny.
        choyongpil
      • RE: Zero Day blogger Dancho Danchev: he's back

        @choyongpil

        The article about his disappearance involved him being spied on and disappearing with two mystery photo's. My "manchurian blogger" comment is a humorous reference that the cybercrime blogger is flipped to help some dubious, shadowy organization that orchistrated his disappearance.

        It's funny because he's back safe, that's why I posted it on the article about his return. Not the first one about his unknown whereabouts. Haven't you ever made a joke after a scary event?
        Admin71
  • Dancho, great to see you back!!! Hoping for more great articles.

    NT.
    DonnieBoy
  • RE: Zero Day blogger Dancho Danchev: he's back

    If I was him I would live in a basement with a 1 inch thick steel door and a loaded AK47.
    Tommy S.
  • So

    What exactly happened here? Will there be a follow up article? Either way, glad he is safe, and welcome back!
    The one and only, Cylon Centurion
  • Gizmodo is reporting...

    That he may have been in a psychiatric hospital. Either way, glad he's OK.
    http://gizmodo.com/5739835/cybercrime-blogger-resurfaces-after-mysterious-disappearance
    lostarchitect
    • tmi

      @lostarchitect
      Self censor. Let's just wish him well. That's all that matters, right?
      Dietrich T. Schmitz, ~ Your Linux Advocate
      • Sure.

        @Dietrich T. Schmitz, Your Linux Advocate
        But given that ZDnet had everyone worked up about it, I just thought people might want more of the story. No judgement on the guy (people very close to me have been in similar straits), and yes, I'm very glad he's OK.
        lostarchitect
      • RE: Zero Day blogger Dancho Danchev: he's back

        @Dietrich T. Schmitz, Your Linux Advocate
        You would have to been in the same circumstances to really understand everything.
        choyongpil
    • How were you

      @lostarchitect

      able to post a link!? All my posts with links are automatically deleted!
      The one and only, Cylon Centurion
      • Mine probably will be too then. n/t

        @Cylon Centurion 0005
        lostarchitect
  • Dancho welcome back!

    Be well and be safe.
    Dietrich
    Dietrich T. Schmitz, ~ Your Linux Advocate
    • RE: Zero Day blogger Dancho Danchev: he's back

      @Dietrich T. Schmitz, Your Linux Advocate
      Same here.
      Hooay!
      choyongpil
  • I know the truth

    I know what he went through. Same thing happened to me. It's cool!

    Joe Black CISSP NSA-4011
    Certified Ethical Hacker
    Senior Cybersecurity Advisor / CEO
    Black & Berg Cybersecurity Consulting, LLC
    "I'm CEO Bitch"
    www.blackbergsecurity.us
    W: (402) 608-1783
    Stop | Think | Connect
    joeblackhacker
    • RE: Zero Day blogger Dancho Danchev: he's back

      @joeblackhacker
      What truth?
      choyongpil
  • RE: Zero Day blogger Dancho Danchev: he's back

    So if he's back and I really hope he is, then how come ZDNET hasn't made the Zero Day blog adjustment of putting his pic back up there ? Instead it's being reported Mr Nusca in the 'between the lines' blog. Should we be reading in between the lines ?

    And his tweet doesn't make sense. Positive things have happened ? But his supposed letter to a trusted friend spelled out trouble, in a negative way.
    TxM2xTx
    • RE: Zero Day blogger Dancho Danchev: he's back

      @TxM2xTx We made the announcement on Between the Lines because this is where we, the editors, generally make announcements. If you're looking for Dancho's posts, Zero Day is where it's at.

      (And I'd say you should be reading both blogs! But hey, I'm an editor.)
      andrew.nusca