Just because something is carefully targeted doesn't mean it's safe. And, just as antibodies and anti-virus companies learn from each new attack, so do those targeted. Having seen the constant war that MMOs are playing to keep hacks/dupes/stolen accounts down, I don't know if it's a wise idea to start unleashing computer viruses, no matter how carefully coded.
Going after 10,000 people is a little excessive. I could see him going after journalists who really should have known better and known to wait for confirmation before tweeting out things but 10,000 people is insane.
I wonder about the intelligence among companies sometimes. I've worked in Marketing and no one in there wanted to use dummy fake positive reviews because they knew it would eventually be found out and that would give us worse PR than having no positive reviews.
Luckily, though, we generally got good reviews and those who were negative we were able to turn around with a little work.
Sheesh. Why doesn't the DoJ just go ahead and declare itself the governing body of everything and every place on Earth if they're going to pull stuff like this? Can Congress or the President smack them around and get them to stop doing stupid things like going after companies that don't have a US presence?
I've never understood how anyone could want to work for free "just for the experience" or how any company in its right mind would want unpaid interns running about. After all, if you're too broke to pay interns, then you're a bad investment. If you're just too big a jerk to pay interns, then you're probably cooking the books in other ways and aren't trustworthy.
I wonder if the New Zealand government will move to have the agents who seized the material extradited to New Zealand. I doubt the court or government would be able to bring charges against the FBI at large but perhaps it could bring them against the specific agents in this situation if the FBI continues to refuse to turn the data and servers back over.
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