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News P2P identity thief sentenced

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 19 Mar 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Honestly I think everyone are to blame. The guy is to blame because he was obviously stealing. Limewire is to blame for allowing Docs and Settings to be shared and the people are to blame for putting such valuable information somewhere where it shouldn't be.
     
  3. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    When I was using Kazzaa a few years ago, a simple search for 'CV' would often yield dozens of people's CVs with personal information on them. I never used them for anything and never kept them, it was more of a 'I wonder if...' sort of thing.
     
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  5. profqwerty

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    I know a farmer who had a lot of red diesel stolen by some gypsies who broke in at night [the diesel tank isn't exactly anywhere near a road!]. Then they dumped a load of it in a ditch after the police came after them, so the farmer was fined for not protecting the diesel and made to clear out the ditch and pay for extra security.
    This is kind of the same as the identity theft - but this time it is the thief who is being prosecuted?!?!?!?
     
  6. knyghtryda

    knyghtryda New Member

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    what the guy did was ethically wrong, but his victims were blissfully ignorant and almost had it coming to them. I don't think the sentence was wrong, but I do think that people really need to take a more proactive stance when it comes to how they treat their own information.
     
  7. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Yesterday I had a computer here that had limewire installed. It had disabled the virus scanner and totally fugged the system up.
    I've had to fix a few kazaa-killed rigs too.
    I guess the quest for internet porn is like chocolate dipped minefield.
    ...?
    My analogies stink.
     
  8. completemadness

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    Hold on, if users are openly sharing their data, how can he be done for this

    If i hand you a photocopy of my bank statement, how can i charge you for that?
    Ok, now if you use that for fraud/identity theft, i understand where i can charge you, but still
     
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