Reply to post: Re: "he didn't intend to defraud Microsoft"

Game over, man: Microsoft test engineer who laundered stolen Xbox credits into $10m guilty of fraud

bombastic bob Silver badge

Re: "he didn't intend to defraud Microsoft"

"Criminal intelligence" vs "Real intelligence".

Those who are criminally minded can have genius-level IQ, and even reason things out logically and "intelligently", minus that ONE detail: they think like CRIMINALS.

As a hacker, I think like a hacker. Being white-hat, I dedicate that thinking to security and good design principles. I assume that many people can "think like a criminal" (especially in law enforcement) and catch these people. But I've known a couple of people who have this kind of "criminal mindset". You can't get them to apply their intelligence to anything REASONABLE. They'll ALWAYS be looking for a way to do some kind of scam or rip-off or outright EMBEZZLEMENT in lieu of working hard and getting money the honest way...

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