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retiredshared2 wrote

These stories are actually really damn cool, thanks for the post. Different from most, but I sure as hell enjoyed it. Sure as hell weren't careful enough, though. Definitely a good lesson in security culture, since most of the issues they had were a breach of security culture.

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malifica wrote

Hey, time to share something a little bit personal. I think it's important that this story gets heard.

One of my friends was part of the Xbox Underground group. She was a minor, like 16 or something. The feds waited until she was an adult to try her so that she would get a tougher sentence.

She got PTSD in prison. Her history made it near impossible for her to get employed. She was essentially forced to live with her abusive parents.

She constantly sought psychological help for her conditions, and couldn't receive it because she didn't have money. One of her friends offered to pay for her therapy, but she would feel immense guilt if she took things from others.

She always felt like a burden, yet for those of us lucky enough to have known her, she was more valuable than anything else in the world. Talking with her has helped me get through so much, and she always put other people before herself.

Eventually, she ran away from home and moved in with a friend out-of-state. She finally got a job at a pizza place. It seemed like she finally managed to get her life back in order, but she was still facing so much pain. A few months ago, she took her own life.

Look at how they tortured a beautiful, sweet, prospective girl to the point of hopelessness, despair, suicide. Look at what the state that's supposed to protect us is willing to do to us if we "step out of line." Look at how cruelly they treat those who dare damage the profits of our faceless, emotionless corporations.

Her name was Holly. I want you to remember her name. I want you to remember this story. I want you to remember what those motherfuckers in power will do to us to protect their profits. I want you to remember that among us lives awful people who cheer on uniformed bastards for maintaining our precious order.

Her name was Holly, and she was one of the best people I ever knew.

Her name was Holly, and she shall forever be a reminder of the cruelty of corporate America.

Fuck capitalism.

Fuck the state.

Fuck cops.

Vive la résistance.