Friday, May 8, 2009

Oh Brave New World That Has Such Dumb-Assery In It

I just can't wait march into the broad sunlit uplands of a new era, illuminated by (but not limited to) such amazing elements as nationwide compulsory computerized medical records.

And this is why:

Hackers last week broke into a Virginia state Web site used by pharmacists to track prescription drug abuse. They deleted records on more than 8 million patients and replaced the site's homepage with a ransom note demanding $10 million for the return of the records, according to a posting on, an online clearinghouse for leaked documents.

And the reason why this could never happen again, and my soon-to-be-digitized medical records are perfectly safe is what, exactly?


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