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Cisco VP To Memo Leaker: Finding You Now 'My Hobby' 312

netbuzz writes "A Cisco vice president, who happens to have been a CIA operations officer in the 1980s, believes that the employee who recently leaked an internal company memo to a blogger committed corporate treason and violated a 'family' trust. In an email sent to Cisco employees, the executive invites the anonymous leaker to come clean, concedes that's unlikely, and adds, 'so I will now make (finding) you my hobby. Ask around (and) you will find out that I like to work on my hobbies.' That email got leaked and published as well. The tempest was sparked by a series of stories in Network World examining a host of bidding and contract questions involving the California higher education system."
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Cisco VP To Memo Leaker: Finding You Now 'My Hobby'

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  • by Nadaka ( 224565 ) on Thursday November 08, 2012 @07:03PM (#41925741)

    If you were to expose criminal activity, either negligence or malicious you SHOULD expect protection.

    Its called being a wistleblower, and its very important.

  • by triffid_98 ( 899609 ) on Thursday November 08, 2012 @11:35PM (#41928269)

    Just the NCIC entry is a guarantee of an employment-free life in anything more sophisticated than burger flipping.

    Which is an excellent reason to branch out into far more lucrative industries such as meth production and armed robbery.

    Look I understand that certain convictions, not arrests, but actual convictions, should preclude employment in some fields but we've established a bizzaro-world society where trivial crimes become felonies. Peeing in the bushes = registered sex offender for life. WTF

  • Re:Jimmies Rustled (Score:5, Informative)

    by sumdumass ( 711423 ) on Friday November 09, 2012 @05:55AM (#41930187) Journal

    I think ex-cia makes Hanlon's razor improbable. They are masters at getting you to help them without you knowing it. Sometimes they let you know.

    During WWII, we did similar stunts to help identify and break the Japanese codes. We would send non-coded messages from base to base and have fighter squadrons on patrol talk about things at certain bases or islands on different days as they patrolled the area. The cross talk between planes would be picked up by the japs listening and then we would listen to their coded radio messages reporting this information to find words in common with what was said. After a few strategically altered messages, we had a good idea of code words for certain islands, positions, and other things that aided in breaking the codes as well as protecting implied targets when they communicated about them. Hanlon's razor would simply suggest our fly boys were loose with details ignorant of the enemy listening. But it was much more complicated then that.

Exceptions prove the rule, and wreck the budget. -- Miller