The Helsinki Conference: Has SSRN Been Hacked?
posted by Daniel Solove
Over at Conglomerate, David Zaring notes that on SSRN many of his papers and the papers of others are showing up as being connected to the 2003 Helsinki Meetings. Apparently, scores of papers are being listed this way. David writes:
My colleague Andrea Matwyshyn noticed that a couple of her papers up on SSRN had been retagged as published during the EFMA 2003 Helsinki Meetings. So has one of mine. So has one of Gordon’s. . . . Neither Andrea nor I were at the EFMA 2003 Helsinki meetings, so we can’t say whether we would have seen Bernie or Gordon there, but we are beginning to think something fishy is going on.
Many of my papers are also being listed as being at the 2003 Helsinki Meetings. I don’t recall these meetings, but it must have been one heck of a conference! David wonders whether SSRN has been hacked. Clearly something is wrong over at SSRN.