"Raoul Chiesa, a renowned European security expert, was forced
to cancel his presentation at the Hack in the Box (HITB) Security
Conference after legal threats from ATM vendors. He was supposed to
present the results of years of research into the underground
"Mr. Raoul Chiesa is an Italian white hat hacker, who works with
with several international crime fighting organizations. The
researcher is a permanent stakeholder at the European Network &
Information Security Agency (ENISA) and a senior advisor with the
Global Crimes Unit of the United Nations Interregional Crime &
Justice Research Institute (UNICRI).
"Mr. Chiesa was scheduled to give a presentation entitled "The
Underground Economy," which is based on research done by UNICRI in
the past several years. Some of the research has already served as
basis for ENISA report called "ATM Crime: Overview of the European
situation and golden rules on how to avoid it" that was released in
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