We are living in a new world, friends. A world where we are constantly connected via various devices that are connected to various networks. A world where we will become pure energy and plug ourselves in to the Internet like a legion of Lawnmower Men. It’s a brave new world, Aldous Huxley, and with these technological developments, there are new dangers that were unimaginable in decades past.
Dwyane Wade knows what I’m talking about. From the Dallas Business Journal:
Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade claims in a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in Sherman that somebody is hacking into his personal email and social media accounts and stealing confidential business and personal information.
The hackers, who aren’t named in the complaint, got into Wade’s Yahoo! and Twitter accounts, according to the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. [...]
The hacking happened between Jan. 2007 and June 2011, and involved modifying account settings and changing account passwords, according to the suit. The hackers reviewed years worth of confidential and private information, including documents between Wade and his attorneys, communications between Wade and his ex-wife, business associates, advisers, family and friends, the complaint states. The hackers also sent sometimes vulgar and threatening emails purporting to be from Wade and used Wade’s likeness request private documents, the complaint says.
Hackers be hacking. The strangest part is that Wade’s lawsuit names the defendants as “John Doe 1-50,” because he doesn’t know who is hacking him, just that they are hacking him and live in Texas. Yikes.
Good thing for him he’s teammates with Chris Bosh who knows a thing or two about Internet justice. If he can’t crack the case, Mark Madsen can. He’s the NBA’s Norton AntiVirus, and he’s got more than enough free time to get to the bottom of things.