Acts like this drive us closer to a modern version of the Night of the Long Knives. Which side pulls the trigger first is up in the air, but both sides are primed and it only takes one idiot from either side to pull the trigger and we spiral down a path that could destroy our nation.
And before you go accusing the Conseratives/Right Wing of the only ones who would do that, remember that NAZI stood for the National Socialist German Workers' Party. To quote Wikipedia, "Initially, Nazi political strategy focused on anti-big business, anti-bourgeois, and anti-capitalist rhetoric, although such aspects were later downplayed in order to gain the support of industrial entities, and in the 1930s the party's focus shifted to anti-Semitic and anti-Marxist themes."
Even today we see the beginnings of anti-Semetic thought in the Democratic Party fringe. Before you say it's the fringe and not the mainstream, remember before he took control of the Party, Hitler was in the fringe as well. History can and often repeats itself in the most unsuspected places.
I like the Internet a lot, but do we really need everything we own hooked up to it? It's because of all these IoT gadgets we are going to see more attacks like this. Yet most of those devices don't add anything significant to our lives. Do we really need to turn on our coffee makers from work? C'mon, we're just grasping at things to put online now that don't need to be. Until we can get a better grasp on the crap we have hooked up already we shouldn't be adding gasoline to the fire.
The problem is that everybody uses "Everybody does it" as an excuse. Not getting the ball rolling and start prosecuting and punishing those who do because it's "not fair" that somebody is the punished when others have been doing the same thing is stupid. Rules need to be followed and justice has to begin somewhere. Somebody has to be the first as long as they are not the only one. Rules need to be followed and justice has to begin somewhere.
Poor parenting is the reason behind rude children. Parents may helicopter their kids these days, but they sure don't correct or discipline them. So stop blaming somebody else and start taking responsibility for your actions.
"OOOOk-lahoma where your bank accounts are drained! And where the police feel free when they've pulled over me To take all the money that they can see! Oklahoma, Ev'ry pullover is a cop's jackpot, On the side of the road police will say They can take all of my hard earned pay!"
Actually, they can do it without your pin. There is a 3 digit number on the back of your card called the card security code that can be used to make online purchases. All they need is that number and they are good to go without you giving up your pin.