I'm pretty sure the cops at the Mission Station don't have a cybercrime division.
And while Time Machine backups are generally convenient, I just found an annoying feature after restoring an older MacBook after replacing its Hard Drive with a larger, faster SSD: You still need the OS installation media for every version between what the machine came with and what you were running. My MacBook came with 10.5, and I had the install disks for that, but neither the local Apple Store nor I could turn up a 10.6 disk, and Time Machine refuses to bring your machine up to the latest OS version. I finally just torrented up a copy of 10.6 and got on with my life. 10.7 was easy since that just came from the App Store.
“Apple takes customer privacy seriously and requires multiple forms of verification before resetting an Apple ID password,” said Apple, via Kerris. “In this particular case, the customer’s data was compromised by a person who had acquired personal information about the customer. In addition, we found that our own internal policies were not followed completely. We are reviewing all of our processes for resetting account passwords to ensure our customers’ data is protected.”
I asked him why. Was I targeted specifically? Was this just to get to Gizmodo’s Twitter account? No, Phobia said they hadn’t even been aware that my account was linked to Gizmodo’s, that the Gizmodo linkage was just gravy. He said the hack was simply a grab for my three-character Twitter handle. That’s all they wanted. They just wanted to take it, and fuck shit up, and watch it burn. It wasn’t personal.
“I honestly didn’t have any heat towards you before this. i just liked your username like I said before” he told me via Twitter Direct Message.
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