- Researcher finds security flaw in an Australian fund’s network.
- Researcher runs an exploit to prove the point, turns results over to them.
- They say thanks
- …and demand HE pay to fix it, as well as granting them access to his computer
- OR ELSE.
Commenter nurb432 sums up the cynic’s response in succinct fashion:
If you find a vulnerability, don’t tell the people at risk, sell it or use it.
Either that or move to a less stupid country.”
Hat tip: Slashdot