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Reporters threatened with CFAA, labeled hackers
The reporters used Google to find the records. Pretty hard core hacking. The companies want Scripps to pay for notifying the customers. Maybe they should have paid for better security.
"Scripps News reporters discovered 170,000 Lifeline phone customer records online that contained everything needed for identity theft. After requesting an interview with the COO of TerraCom and YourTel, the reaction was kill-the-messenger style; the reporters were called "Scripps Hackers" and threatened with violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act."
I hate stuff like this. There have been things that I have wanted to report but I never know how things will be handled by people who have no clue what's going.
SteveI know your IP addressConsultant
Yorba Linda, CA
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It saddens me that I'm no longer surprised by this. This reaction is so common that one makes unsolicited reports at one's peril. It's just awful.
And in this case, I'm surprised nobody has used the term "Scripps Kiddies" yet
This isn't even Scripps Kiddie level All they did was "wget -m <url found by google>" and voila, they're now Dangerous Hackers.
Sad, but not surprising.