sbabaat June 11,2017 Maybe the Government should try to implement some kind of program like in "Catch Me If You Can". I'm not saying they should release Gonzalez, et al and put them under house-arrest, but they could probably pick their collective brains enough such that they could gain some insight that might help them track or thwart other cyber criminals. As for the lack of publicity for cyber crimes, maybe the DOJ should ramp up their efforts in making these individuals known by plastering their mugshots on some kind of anti-cyber crime campaign. I'm not suggesting that this would have stopped Gonzalez, but it certainly would serve as a reminder that the DOJ is watching. Where I work, they put posters all over the building that have mugshots of Aldrich Ames, Robert Hanssen, John Anthony Walker, etc. - i.e., a bunch of people who have been convicted of espionage. The poster itself will not prevent you from committing espionage, but it at least makes you think of it every time you see it.
Kassandissat June 16,2017 I think this was a very interesting video to watch, but I believe this should've been in the news. Sure, it would hurt the reputation of those financial institutions, but they're just trying to keep from losing face and people's trust. Maybe if this had been in the news, maybe people or various groups would put pressure on them to increase their security, fix the holes they had, look for any further vulnerabilities, and then maybe scare other institutions or corporations that, even though they hadn't been affected or hacked, would see and have emphasized to them the importance of security and get them to check their own systems for holes.
Thelyat June 16,2017 Not wanting to cover cyber criminals such as Gonzalez on the news can be both a good and a bad thing. Good for the businesses affected by the hack, as they don't have to worry as much about their reputation. The bad thing is that if the story was covered on the news, people would talk about them, change what they did such as not going to the business again, get angry at the business, and such. Through the combination of simple bad reputation and a loss in sales, the company would be forced to change their security. They would have to update it and prove to people that they were secure. Instead, this doesn't happen and the company could still be just as vulnerable as it was when it first got hacked. This means more people are vulnerable, and could potentially have information such as their credit card numbers stolen (possibly again).
Athaokloat June 17,2017 In order for criminals to steal money or make unauthorized purchase with other credit cards, nowadays, they do not need to have sophisticate skills of hacking or cyber attacks on networks to acquire other credit card information. However, a lot of credit card information, which could be stolen by a few hackers, are available in online black markets, so they just pay a few bucks for credit card information of someone, and they could use it to make purchase of billion dollars.
tmoore35at June 18,2017 Incredible that these don't make the news more often, but it would likely be less of an information story and more of a motivational tool for others to follow suit. This could also be a national security issue. If these stories permeated the news and too many people withdrew funds or stopped trading, it could have a tremendous impact on the economy.