I'm Daniel Kelley

For 3 years, I was the prime suspect in 3 separate police operations: Operation Purple Obsidian, Operation Belanos and Operation Falcon. This sprawling investigation included local and international law enforcement agencies who sought to apprehend me for cybercrime that consisted of dozens of offences between a period in 2013-2015.

However, my arrest marked a turning point in my life. Instead of succumbing to defeat, I decided to take control of my future and embark on a journey of self-reinvention. One of the ways I did this was by committing myself to reporting at least one vulnerability per day via the responsible disclosure model, a goal that I was determined to achieve until my sentencing. Despite the legal hurdles I faced, I was able to persevere and ultimately succeeded in this endeavor.

Sentence and Prison Life

The path of my life took an unexpected turn when I was handed down a staggering 12 year prison sentence at the Old Bailey in 2019. However, through the tireless efforts of my legal team, who presented compelling mitigation material to the judge, my sentence was dramatically reduced to only 4 years.

During my time at HMP Belmarsh, I had the unique opportunity to meet and interact with a diverse group of individuals, each with their own captivating stories and perspectives. From hardened criminals, to individuals who had made mistakes and were determined to turn their lives around, the interactions I had with these individuals not only made my time in prison more manageable, but also left an indelible impression on me. These experiences and the people I met, made my stay at HMP Belmarsh a remarkable and unforgettable journey.

Present and Future Endeavors

Drawing from my own struggles and success, I lend a helping hand to guide others in the industry. Additionally, I offer consulting services when feasible and act as an advisory resource for industry entities.

I'm constantly striving to sharpen my skillset and explore new opportunities, I have worked as a senior security researcher and consultant. If you would like me to join your team on an exciting venture, please don't hesitate to contact me so we can arrange a call.

My primary areas of expertise are bug bounty management, security research and technical writing; however, I must remain compliant with legal restrictions regarding any arrangements we make. For this reason, it is imperative that there's transparency with the authorities.