What happens when the FBI raids a security researcher? Security researchers stop helping companies fix flaws in their systems.
This chilling effect on security researchers was one consequential response over the past week to the news of a recent early-morning FBI raid on Texas dental computer technician Justin Shafer. The report also resulted in an outpouring of anger towards the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the company that has apparently sought to have him charged criminally.
A little confused here. Does the FBI work for us or for corporations that get embarrassed when researchers uncover exposed patient records on the Internet?