[San-Diego-pm] FWD: [IP] more on Hard time? Not for cyber criminals

Menolly menolly at mib.org
Wed Aug 18 19:03:41 CDT 2004

On Wed, 18 Aug 2004, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:

> >>>>> "Menolly" == Menolly  <menolly at mib.org> writes:
> Menolly> I've been told the Intel did not want to prosecute, but
> Menolly> Oregon wanted to test their laws and ran with it.  Feel free
> Menolly> to add salt to taaste; I so not claim to speak with authority
> Menolly> on this.
> [...]
> Menolly> I interned at Intel; they have an excellent internship
> Menolly> program and I enjoyed my time there quite a bit.  I probably
> Menolly> could have returned after graduation, but I decided I'd
> Menolly> rather work in a software-oriented company instead of doing
> Menolly> internal software for a hardware company.
> Yes, "did not want to prosecute" is probably what they would have told
> their own people.  But look at it this way: There's just as much
> non-evidence that I *was* authorized as I *wasn't* authorized.  In
> other words, the chalk lines that moved around after the fact could
> have just as easily moved back

I was also told that, to Intel, the larger issue was unauthorized access
from outside.  Again, I know my sources (Intel InfoSec employees) are
likely biased, and I withhold judgement to either side -- I don't think
Randal's a Bad Guy, but I also don't think Intel is particularly evil.

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