Fri 3 Nov, 2017 02:45 pm
Sometimes various employees of an organization whose responsibility it is to safeguard corporate or government property, will leave that property unprotected.
Then, as a result, the property will be hacked causing huge economic damage and other costs to the organization.
At that point, the organization will try to find the hacker and hold it responsible.
Can the government bring civil and/or criminal charges against the individuals whose negligence or failure to perform duties resulted in the loss?
What's the government got to do with this?
If you were supposed to watch your friend's garage (valuable car stored in there) and you left the door open, car got stolen , who was responsible?
You would call the cops and they would say you were somewhat at fault for being so irresponsible. They would look for the thieves.
A number of U.S. Government and State and local governments have been hacked.
Have any of the officials of those governmental agencies been arrested for their failure to protect government property?