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A French hacker who boasted of breaking into the systems of a government security contractor on national television has suffered some unsurprising consequences. The alleged miscreant, identified only as Carl, appeared on a programme called Complément d'enquête (Further Investigation) to demonstrate how he broke into the …


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  1. mamsey


    I think the title sums it up...

    1. Anonymous Coward

      Agreed. If you're going to brag ...

      ... make sure there's no way on Earth anyone can find evidence against you.

      "recovered credit card and bank account data from his computer"

      1. That just makes him a common thief, not a hacker.

      2. The thing about Anonymous is well, you know, they are anonymous ...

      3. wtf - never heard of encryption? Your most sensitive operations should be running on portable computers with read-only OS on removable media (no HDD) or at least OS-encrypted (e.g. Bitlocker/FileVault) boot HD volume, encrypted (e.g. multiple Truecrypt/Axcrypt/Bestcrypt) removable media for your most sensitive data, like easily swallowed SD cards, and Predator/usb-key locked screens if you walk away from the machine for any reason. All passwords should be different with 20+ chars with random characters. One should not use excerpts or modifications of publically printed press since it is well known government agencies have swallowed entire national libraries whole, e.g. US Library of Congress (including multiple languages).

      Looks like Darwin wins again: one less wannabe polluting the pool!

      1. Anonymous Coward


        Everyone knows Darwin has a very specific meaning. your usage is incorrect. Carl is still very much Available to the Gene Pool. What's worse is that Prison Lags tend to Pollute faster...

        1. JimC

          Everyone knows/your usage is incorrect

          Anyone else grinning as much as I am over that comment?

          1. Anonymous Coward

            Every one here knows?

            Noobs need correcting?

            Should it just have been awarded the worst Darwin Ever?


  2. Ed Deckard
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    What does "member of Anonymous" mean, anyway?

    Posted on /b once?

  3. Juan Inamillion

    Sub head



    That is all

    1. vincent himpe

      from water ?

      i don't get it.

      1. CADmonkey

        When you get it, you may well say it yourself

        unless you've never seen the Simpsons

    2. Anonymous Coward


      I guess that means that i'm Anonymous too, but I doubt it.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    "claimed to be a member of Anonymous"

    He hasn't really got the hang of that has he?

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