maybe they can turn off the internet
It works for cellphones, why not just shut off the net?
Hackers breached the website belonging to a police union and posted sensitive personal information for more than 100 officers who work for a San Francisco regional transit authority. The breach of bartpoa.com was the second time in less than a week that websites affiliated with Bay Area Rapid Transit have been targeted by …
"Tech guys stickin' it to Da Man" vs the risk that people might be targeted by the "They're all part of The Machine so they deserve it" brigade? (Seen one of the latter here, sad to say.) I don't see any moral ambiguity where innocents could be harmed by malicious parties. Sure, they could always follow the officers home or whatever, but that doesn't justify this sort of thing, does it?
Is it not time that data holders took security seriously?
It seems their standard response is "we would have got away with it, if it hadn't been for those interfering kids (and their pesky dog)."
Perhaps they could start by asking if they really need to collect the data in the first place, and if they do, does it really need to be made available on-line.
Here is a helpful hint for any data holders who might be reading this:- Ask your site designer what an SQL injection attack is and how they are carried out. If they don't know, then get another site designer.
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