Thursday, January 8, 2009

30 years jail time for 90M records!

Looks like the chicken has finally come to roost - apparently the mastermind behind the TJX hack, Maksym Yastremskiy, is sentenced to serve 30 years for his act. By a Turkish court no less!

I always believed that deterrent is crucial in preventing such acts - organizations obviously should protect their data, but if you know that you could get jugged for 30 years, that ought to put a damper in your enthusiasm to sell some stolen records :)

I like the sentence term as well - however, it is approximately only one year for every three million records stolen! I would recommend 1 year for every 100,000 record and move it down with a sort of volume discount :)

In any case, nice going Turkey..

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