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Comment and so the great downfall begins. (Score 4, Funny) 103

son: what ever happened to the time when we owned a movie studio?
grandfather: oh it was a magical time. we hired actors and writers and musicians. we had neat ideas and we tried our best at first to make the greatest films we could think of with the best actors. Cagney and Gable and Poitier and Ball...they were a wonder to behold.
son: and then? did they all go away? what happened?
father: we spent 30 years playing whack-a-mole with Scandinavian and Armenian web sites that took pocket change to run but millions to shut down. We cranked out 15 ghost busters and another 25 twilight movies. in the end, I think the Fast and the Furious 185 was about a talking irish cat? i cant remember. mother: everyone gather round! the torrents finished and we can finally watch Taken 56. this is the one where they take his altoids and hes even madder!

Comment Re: Serves them right (Score 2) 45

You don't think breaches of this kind would negatively affect the company?

Besides the point entirely. I was accused of victim blaming. Say you are a construction worker and you lend me your tools to look after until tomorrow. I don't give a damn and leave your tools lying around where anyone can steal them. Next day, the tools are gone and when you ask me for them I just shrug my shoulders. Who is the victim - me or you? Yeah ok, I have lost credibility. You will never lend me any tools again. But I wouldn't call me a VICTIM. If anything, I am an accomplice.

Comment Re:Serves them right (Score 1) 45

Nothing is unhackable.

In theory. In practice humans go for the low hanging fruit. This store was probably hacked because of ridiculous password security or SQL injection, or some other trivial technique. You don't need to build government-level security to convince a bad guy to move on to an easier target.

Also the store is not the victim. The customers who trusted the store are.

Comment Serves them right (Score 4, Insightful) 45

I'm sorry but when you don't take your customers' security seriously, don't complain when someone walks through the front door and steals the stuff you left lying around. The hackers are wrong, but it's the store's own damned fault. They'd rather make more profit than pay for serious security. Shows what they think of their clients.

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