Hacker group joins e-security startup

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Hacker group joins e-security startup

A well-known computer hacker group has joined forces with a new startup firm in the potentially lucrative network security consulting and management services business.

L0pht Heavy Industries will serve as the research and development arm of Boston-based AtStake, company officials said. The firm’s 28 employees includes its research and development chief known as “Mudge,” who headed L0pht.

AtStake said it had secured more than $10 million in funding from Battery Ventures, which helped finance recent stock market star Akamai Technologies.

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