You know what, I don't give a flying hoot if it was China, North Korea, Russia, or some punk in Germany taking a whizz who whacked them. Frankly if they did this they did a damn good job and I'm impressed and hope like fuck we're doing the same thing to them. It's the JOB of spies to try to take stuff like this right?
And isn't it the JOB of the assclowns who have this data in their possession to PROTECT IT?! I work for a commercial company and we have ooddles of rules that force us to encrypt data, protect data, and make damned sure that stupid shit like geologic surveys are kept secure. Why in the hell did these fucking fools place this data on a system that could be hacked by any punk attached to the internet? Why did they value this data less than Mastercard, Visa, and American Express value my shopping history?! I have not yet heard a single solitary justification for why this data was together, apparently readily accessible, and connected. WHY WHY WHY?
I couldn't care less WHO did it, I care a GREAT deal as to why it was possible in the first place. Offering up free credit monitoring is a pathetic joke that makes me ill. Do they REALLY think that's the threat? that someone will crank out a few credit cards? If so then obviously the same jackasses that let this happen are still making decisions because that's nonsensical.