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.
C'mon, this is basic human behavior. EVERYBODY releases what they want known and holds back what embarrasses them. Just ask anybody who has been through a divorce. You're a saint and everybody else are a-holes. A government agency run by people is going to be no different.
I'm not saying it is right, just that we shouldn't be so surprised when this happens.