Why RIAA Keeps Getting Hacked
from the they-know-nothing-about-technology dept
Wired News is wondering just why it is that the RIAA website keeps getting hacked. It was hacked earlier this week for the sixth time in six months, and apparently, they haven’t actually done much to solve the problems that make it so easy to get in. The theories in the article basically say that this shows just how little the RIAA actually understands technology – which is why their policies run so against technology. It makes for a nice story, but I doubt it’s true. The people who make the policy decisions for the RIAA have nothing to do with technology in any way – so it’s no surprise that they are a bit clueless in their policy-making. However, they’re completely separate from the people who should be securing the website. The only thing I can think is that no self-respecting geek sys-admin is willing to go work for the RIAA, meaning that whoever is running their web server isn’t the most clued-in techie. Even that theory might be wishful thinking as well. I’m sure some sys-admin out there would view protecting the RIAA website as a challenge, but apparently whoever they got isn’t very good.