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Re: Half-Life 2 from Romania?
Oct 20, 2003, 13:44
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Re: Half-Life 2 from Romania? Oct 20, 2003, 13:44
Oct 20, 2003, 13:44
 
Good point. Especially with the astonishing amount of outsourcing these days to cut costs. I hope it's going to bite those companies in the ass hard.

Dr. Michael Bolton's Hairdreser PhD, MD, LLP, DDS
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Re: Half-Life 2 from Romania?
Oct 20, 2003, 13:38
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Re: Half-Life 2 from Romania? Oct 20, 2003, 13:38
Oct 20, 2003, 13:38
 
protected corporate databases
Protected??? By what? A stern 'Terms of Use' agreement?

When the fools who are running our "leading American Corporations" (practically an oxymoron these days) leave their servers wide open, it's no surprise when someone steals the contents and then extorts big bux to hush it up.

Related to this, while the Romanian cases cited occured remotely via the Internet, imagine how much high-tech intellectual property is being stolen from "leading American Corporations" who are en-masse exporting their bleeding-edge Basic Research and Engineering jobs to bastions of privacy and security like Malaysia, Indonesia, China, S.Korea, Eastern Europe, Pakistan, India, etc., etc., etc.

Might as well just give it all away for free and at least get credit for inventing it first. sheesh.

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Half-Life 2 from Romania?
Oct 20, 2003, 11:40
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Half-Life 2 from Romania? Oct 20, 2003, 11:40
Oct 20, 2003, 11:40
 
"The most brazen hack into protected corporate databases, where they copy proprietary information and demand cash with threats of publishing the findings on the open Internet.

This past summer, authorities aided by FBI experts arrested six young Romanians in the Transylvania town of Sibiu after they successfully extorted $50,000 from several leading American corporations, which were not identified.


Was Valve given an offer they couldn't refuse?


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