So after coming out of prison and finding a job, which is likely to be hard for a felon, and may not be highly paid, what wages they make will be garnished to pay the criminal/civil financial judgements.
For most people who’ve worked in technology, the potential punishment here would qualify as “destroying your life”. Enormous impact.
If they had fallen victim to some undisclosed zero-day, I’d feel bad for them - but in this case it appears to be misconfigured VPC SGs. Their error. Inadequate processes.
We are also all labouring under the assumption that she was the only person to make off with this data.
I’m willing to bet that she’s just the first one daft enough to talk about it.
If the system was designed by humans, it can be hacked.
Which means she should've been held personally responsible/impeached over what she did to Swartz. But instead Obama protected her, just like he did with all of his other government criminals, as well as Bush administration's criminals, too.
"We need to move forward." and "No abuses were found." and other such BS needs to end when it comes to government criminals. No wonder more riots are popping up and the hatred towards authorities is increasing every year.