A couple of years ago the firm CSC which had purchased the right to store vital information for the nation of Denmark decided that they wanted to save some money by cutting salaries among the specialists they had hired to run their business.
So they fired a lot of expensive experts which they had purchased together with the firm from our government. Instead they imported poorly trained people from India to run the business.
The result was that our data was not secure. Any ordinary hacker could strike against us. A man from Sweden did that and vital data was open for everyone in the world to read for nearly 5 months before CSC got an email from abroad telling them that the security was breached.
Now the man from Sweden has been extradited to Denmark. They call him a “super-hacker”.
I find that wrong because our data was put in danger by poorly trained employees. CSC took the access cards from specialists and gave it to temporary employees who had not even been investigated and cleared for such work by the police.
He is not a super-hacker. He is still a criminal if he did commit the crime (He has not been convicted yet and in Denmark you are innocent unless you are proven guilty unless you are poor and those you charge you are the social services. I guess that there would be plenty of defense lawyers who are willing to step in and defend him so they can market their firm).
Less us tell the truth to the world. We left the door open and by chance he took the opportunity. Convict him if he is guilty but please do not make him some kind of genius. We allowed the crime to happen. The government should quit and take responsibility for putting our identities at risk.
- Pirate Bay co-founder headed to Denmark for trial (The Copenhagen Post)
- IT union loses two-year battle with multinational CSC (European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound))