Thanks, How About A Lawsuit?

  • 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:

“Lesson learned:
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


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