Except that these companies say on a regular basis that the things online are safe and secure and if someone points out that they really are not? They are sued for slander.I'm not trying to blame the victim here, either, but you know you did backup or store your data online or in the cloud. From what I hear and have read, it looks to be more of a targeted attack against the user accounts themselves. Still, the data would still be theirs if they had chosen a safety deposit box or even a shoe box in the closet. Nothing online is private, or secure.
Virtually every type of technological breach provokes a blame-the-victim response. You've heard the phrase ignorance of the law is not an excuse? Well ignorance of how tech works is not an excuse."Virtually no other type of breach provokes this kind of blame-the-victim response. "She shouldn't have done it" isn't actually sound technological advice. It's moralizing, condescending and puritanical. "