PropheT wrote on Jul 8, 2010, 01:25:
But a 5-second free background check yields information on family and friends, too. You can do a lot with that little bit of seemingly insignificant information.
For example, you look up Ray Charles because he pissed you off and you wanna fly down and rape him and his family, so you type in his name, and you find out there are 500 Ray Charles in the US, as you don't know where this ray charles in the US lives. yup, you really cracked the case with just his name. That's not to say said victim couldn't make posts that would provide insights such as employment, location, etc. but I consider that more an issue of educating the masses, heh. But, as I understand it, when it comes to posting on the forums its just your name, which could help, but you're not the only person with that name, so~
Once again the foolish blizz employee who posted his info was a fool and was unknowingly giving away more info than his name, (as we knew he worked for blizz and lived in CA) furthermore, he was challenging people to do it, so he signed up for that.