I don’t advocate violence. I’m against the death penalty. It’s racist. The justice system punishes being poor. If you’re Black and poor, then you don’t stand much of a chance in the Kafkaesque US legal system.
However, the recent breach in the cyber security of Equifax does make me fantasize about finding that old Louisville slugger in the closet and going to town.
I just heard on the news that the credit recording company Equifax had some ghetto poor security for 140,000,000 million Americans. Unsurprisingly hackers took that as a Welcome! mat and pilfered gazillions of social security numbers and other sweet golden nuggets.
And did the c-suite (CEO, CRO, etc) get a chance to dump their stock?
Yes, yes, they did.
You can read about the breach here Equifax Screwed Up Its Data Breach From Nearly Every Angle.
Here’s a taste from the article:
Equifax has been singularly bad in handling this crisis. They failed to disclose the data breach for weeks. Per Bloomberg, chief financial officer John Gamble sold $946,374 worth of stock, president of U.S. information solutions Joseph Loughran sold $584,099 worth of stock, and Rodolfo Ploder, president of workforce solutions, sold $250,458. These execs allegedly sold the stock before they knew about the data breach, but as an editor once told me, it’s not impropriety but the appearance of impropriety that matters.
Where’s my bat?