Tuesday, July 19, 2016
(7/19/2016 11:00:00 AM) - Al
Former Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa gets 46 months in jail and ordered to pay $279K for hacking Astros scouting database.--AP
In my decade plus in retail, I worked with a couple women who had sons in prison. Both were remarkably similar in their views, both were serving between 18 months and 3 years, both early 20's, both admitted they were guilty, and both said the same thing. Paraphrasing:
He made mistakes and he's paying for them. He deserves to be in there. What pisses me off is there's guys with attempted murder and armed robbery that got the exact same sentence he got.
That's just how I feel. From what I have read, Correa did not "hack" into anything, he broke in easily and quickly by "password guessing" as Luhnow used the same passwords he had used when he was in St. Louis. Regardless, it's a nonviolent crime, and this kind of thing happens every day in the business world...people being paid by one company apply at another company and send back strategies and secrets...basically industrial espionage.
One company I worked for "borrowed" scheduling software on a trial basis, and when the 6 month trial was over, could not agree on a price, so they just told their IT guys to copy it best they could. They did a fine job, but could not figure out how to "connect" it to the other computer system we had...so we just had to transfer the data by han, scheduling had to be done on A computer, the same one that the finances had to be done on. The payroll had to be done on B computer. We just had to enter in the hours and such, because they did not talk to each other.
Another company had a huge binder in which they had all their skus and best practices...and their competitor did too. When the founder of the company was touring a competitor's location, the manager was working on the floor and had the binder sitting on the shelf near him. When he was called to the phone, our founder picked up the binder and walked out of the store with it under his arm. He said it was not stolen, but "was sitting out and not for sale...therefore, it must be free."
I'm puzzled as to why password guessing is a crime. I'm especially curious why the taxpayers are forced to pay for his meals and health care for almost 4 years. This is not the defense department he broke into, it's a competitor's files. This almost seems like a civil case and not a criminal case to me.
7/19/2016 11:00:00 AM