Leosghost - 5:13 pm on Aug 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
the irregularities on the story.
There are others,( my post was long enough as it was ;-) but the guy is looking to make lemonade from really sour lemons that he grew and chose himself..and trying to get your sympathy and buck passing all at the same time..
Embroidering the facts and inventing/ adjusting hacker dialogue ( most erudite AIM conversation I ever saw ;-) etc into 4 page "link bait" ( he did the "link bait" part well ;-)...Amazon, Apple, Google, Twitter, a list of ithings...the shiny "product placement/mentions" ( even in the overall negative context about the customer service of apple ID ) will hook many..
( I 'm being served ads for "backups" and "online security" , and "shiny things from fruity company" and "accessories for same", etc on the articles pages , "high EPC" linkbait* ;-)
The push to "use two part authentication with Google and be safe in your on line life" ( give G your phone number ) merits a large cheque from Larry at least..
The vital part that twitter plays ( or apparently should ) in the lives of many did not go unnoticed..
facebook did not get a mention..either he doesn't use it, ( hard to believe ) or the "hacker" didn't care about it ( easier to beleive ) or facebook wouldn't spring for pizzas to the gizmodo or wired offices ( easier to believe, they have much less money than they did at the beginning of the article / saga / week ) ..so no mentions for them..
* fear and trepidation makes for clicks and purchases if the ads are well targeted towards the content and if the visitors are engaged and ready to spend for protection..