And what now?
Sony had the global rootkit attack - nothing was done.
LG TVs sniffed all the network data they could - nothing was done.
Samsung spies on its TV owners - nothing is being done.
Lenovo subverts its user's security - nothing is being done.
Other companies engage in the same subversions as Lenovo - nothing is being done.
It has been reported that a certain social media company is listening in on your phone conversations to target advertising - nothing is being done.
When will the executives of these companies face jail time for their cyber-attacks? If we are willing to lock up script kiddies who deface websites (small change in the great scheme of things), why are we unwilling to jail CEOs when they fail to control their minions? And I do mean the CEO. They are in charge, they are 100% liable unless they can prove in a court of law that some other agent acted against orders/policy.
I guess it's like the banking failures. No one faced an real penalties, no CEOs were jailed, none had their assets stripped and they got to keep their fat bonuses (or they exited and strolled into another overpaid job).
If you are a CEO getting paid millions plus millions in bonuses and your company screws up as badly as Lenovo, HSBC etc have; then you **MUST** be held to account. So start doing your damned job.