Reply to post:

Equifax how-it-was-mega-hacked damning dossier lands, in all of its infuriating glory

DropBear

There's rather significant difference between wrongfully blaming an innocent for something he's not guilty of and wrongfully blaming an admittedly guilty party as the sole reason for the consequences that were not caused by his actions alone. Neither is fair, but I don't think the "scapegoat" was fired for "single-handedly leaking the whole database" but rather for "not applying an important patch in due time", which apparently he did (fail to) do. Unless he can prove holding back the patch was an instruction from higher-up, I don't see how he can sue simply for nobody else being blamed at the time.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2021