Comments on: Amid global cybercrime, accidental hacks risk jail http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/06/16/amid-global-cybercrime-accidental-hacks-risk-jail/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: joebanana http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/06/16/amid-global-cybercrime-accidental-hacks-risk-jail/comment-page-1/#comment-7859 Wed, 29 Jun 2011 15:15:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=6261#comment-7859 What do they call it when the government monitors civilian internet traffic? How do they subvert the fifth amendment? Not testifying against oneself includes, papers and effects, in other words, a hard drive is inadmissible evidence if used against the owner.

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By: MrEthiopian http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/06/16/amid-global-cybercrime-accidental-hacks-risk-jail/comment-page-1/#comment-7802 Tue, 21 Jun 2011 22:08:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=6261#comment-7802 So what happens in a case like mine,some years back after very easily accessing a database with millions of SSN, personal and monetary information. I anonymously sent the owner of the system detailed documentation of how I gained entry and what was needed to protect that data correctly. In my eyes I was helping to protect the company, other nefarious people could have taken the data and sold it, that was never my intension.

Some weeks later they found out it was me and I was fired. In todays world I could be put in jail, so what would my incentive be if I accidentally stumbled on NPI today I should not be afraid or penalized for doing the the right thing and report it? though in todays culture I could still go to jail. The problem is that the people who are judging simply don’t understand technology and until large corporations get burned because hacking laws are nonsensical interpreted and used this situation will never change.

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By: slangwho-myrat http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/06/16/amid-global-cybercrime-accidental-hacks-risk-jail/comment-page-1/#comment-7792 Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:09:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=6261#comment-7792 cyber crimes existed since the beginning, and nowadays activity and attention probably somehow connected to new strict internet policies

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By: AltonBob http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/06/16/amid-global-cybercrime-accidental-hacks-risk-jail/comment-page-1/#comment-7790 Mon, 20 Jun 2011 00:45:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=6261#comment-7790 This issue is similar to problems that exist in law enforcement everywhere. It’s not the worst crimes that get the most attention, but those that are easiest to document. Take driving regulations, for example: using strictly the volume of offenses charged, one might presume that exceeding the speed limit is the very most serious infraction… but no, it’s just the easiest to gather incriminating evidence. Cyber-crimes are most frustrating, since a capable perpetrator can lay deceptions that cover trails and incriminate others. The clumsy tyros leave the tracks an investigator can follow. The very design of the Internet would need to be reworked to build in a greater degree of traceable activities – and raise the spectre of Big Brother.

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By: libertadormg http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/06/16/amid-global-cybercrime-accidental-hacks-risk-jail/comment-page-1/#comment-7788 Sat, 18 Jun 2011 16:59:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=6261#comment-7788 Call me paranoid if you wish, but I strongly believe there is a lot more hacking going on than the public is aware of. Those who are most at risk are the whistle blower’s who can’t afford expensive IT security. The serious muckraker blogger who garner’s widespread appeal is most at risk. The internet, like never before, allows for citizen journalism to expose the anti-competitive practices of big business. The serious blogger’s who are engaged in investigative journalism exposing corporate greed are opening the public’s eyes by lifting the kimono on anti-competitive practices. Big business has long been accustomed to dismissing their occasional detractor’s. Now, they finding that the serious blogger with a substantial following is a serious threat to their heretofore secret ways of disadvantaging the public. These bloggers/muckrakers/investigators are at constant risk of being hacked by rogue elements associated with big business wanting to find out who and how they are getting their information.

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