Not quite sure the purpose of phony corporate hack stories.
Could it be to extort more security software service money from clueless big corporations? Seems unlikely, but I don’t have a good working theory as to the motive to produce such silly tropes.
Even IF a hacker got the info, what exactly could he do with social security account numbers and bank accounts? No one has ever written a story about how the info could be used for fraudulent purposes.
Of course, that detail is totally beside the point of scaring you and corporations out of your security money.
A GitHub user alerted Capital One to the potential data theft, who in turn alerted the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to the DOJ’s statement. The allegations have not been proven in court. Thompson, 33, made her initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Seattle on Monday and was ordered detained pending a hearing on Aug. 1, according to the statement.
Update 7/31- Our sim-villain is now revealed to be transgender, illegal, and an ex-Amazon employee. Checking off even more memes and tropes!No tags for this post.