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FBI Investigates Vault.com for Cracking Employee-Owned Site

By localhost in MLP
Thu Feb 01, 2001 at 07:49:43 PM EST
Tags: News (all tags)

Janelle Brown wrote a story in Salon today about how Vault.com got bitchslapped by the FBI for cracking Bitchvault: an employee-owned board for openly discussing salary, options, and benefits. After reading the article I'm not sure which is more heretical: the Bitch About Your Boss folks' silencing dissent on their own boards, cracking and DNS-redirecting Bitchvault to their most flattering press release, or leaving logs behind that made prosecution a no-brainer.


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FBI Investigates Vault.com for Cracking Employee-Owned Site | 3 comments (2 topical, 1 editorial, 0 hidden)
Stupidity. (2.25 / 8) (#1)
by Signal 11 on Thu Feb 01, 2001 at 05:13:17 PM EST

The worst though is that it takes this kind of incompetence for the FBI to be able to nail them. I mean, they scan every person that went to the Super Bowl - that's what, 10,000 people, and they come up with one person, who they then weren't able to catch? Or how about the FBI Public Relations department, for leaking their latest project's name - Carnivore, which instantly has you thinking of some monsterous device eating citizens. Yeah. Well, I guess stupidity is easy to spot when you have it.

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Corporate hackers (5.00 / 1) (#3)
by JustAnotherVictim on Fri Feb 02, 2001 at 08:09:50 AM EST

Never heard of the FBI going after a corporation for hacking before but if the IP fits they won't acquit. How are venture capitalists going to react to the company being under investigation, or that there are soon-to-be convicted criminals on staff? These days in the Internet economy it's more likely that they'll just be liquidated.

FBI Investigates Vault.com for Cracking Employee-Owned Site | 3 comments (2 topical, 1 editorial, 0 hidden)
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