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Old 12-07-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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or purpose or accidentally. I said this from the beginning. No way a "hacker" would be able to put together those very detailed and specific files without knowing his way around.

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For the hacker to have collected all of this information s/he would have required extraordinary capabilities. The hacker would have to crack an Administrative file server to get to the emails and crack numerous workstations, desktops, and servers to get the documents. The hacker would have to map the complete UEA network to find out who was at what station and what services that station offered. S/he would have had to develop or implement exploits for each machine and operating system without knowing beforehand whether there was anything good on the machine worth collecting.
Not likely at all.
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:23 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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we all knew this. The file was prepared and ultimately delivered.....
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Idaho Falls
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It's still nothing (even if you and your questionable source are right - and that is far from certain, given your track record). Nothing, that is, except an illegal breach of private communications.

The people spreading them around are despicable, too.
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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It's still nothing (even if you and your questionable source are right - and that is far from certain, given your track record). Nothing, that is, except an illegal breach of private communications.

The people spreading them around are despicable, too.
It's public information evidently by the FOI laws.
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:48 PM
 
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It's still nothing. Except an illegal breach of private communications.

The people spreading them around are despicable, too.

Actually, the University owned the emails. Just like your company owns every email you send or receive on their system.

Anybody could have requested those emails under the FOI or FOIA, and they had a right to them. Many if fact did request data, which they clearly tried to hide.

Tell me again who acted despicable...these guys broke laws. There is an internal investigation that may result in criminal charges against them, not the hacker. The only thing more despicable than their behavior is the people who defend them.
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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It's still nothing (even if you and your questionable source are right - and that is far from certain, given your track record). Nothing, that is, except an illegal breach of private communications.

The people spreading them around are despicable, too.
Yeah, I'm quite certain you had the same attitude when Palin's email was hacked or when the NYT published sensitive classified information that endangered the troops.
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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It's still nothing (even if you and your questionable source are right - and that is far from certain, given your track record). Nothing, that is, except an illegal breach of private communications.
The ends justify the means. As Forrest Gump would say: "That's all I got to say about that"

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The people spreading them around are despicable, too.
I'm sure the Redcoats thought the colonists were despicable too.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:00 PM
 
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It's still nothing (even if you and your questionable source are right - and that is far from certain, given your track record). Nothing, that is, except an illegal breach of private communications.

The people spreading them around are despicable, too.
Gee - I wonder who your heros are.
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