Merry Christmas everone!
I wish I could even begin to describe how interesting the past few
days has been, but I wouldn't even come close even if I tried.
It all started when an, shall we say, incident, occured at a company I
have close connections with. I was outraged that something like that
could happen to such a company and I wrote to a journalist aquaintance
of mine to tell him to write an article about incident response plans
in Swedish Internet companies. Foolishly, I mentioned the
company I had just heard about by name. Little did I know what would
come of that slipped note!
My aquaintance thought that the article idea was interesting enough to
put it in their article database. But even more so, he was interested
in that an incident had occured at the company, which shall here
remain nameless. Without my knowledge, he wrote a snippet about it on
the newspapers newsticker.
The morning after he did so, I got a call from my girlfriend telling
me that a certain company president was rather cross with me for
letting something like that slipp to the press.
Now, it should be said that I was to an interview to this nameless
company about three months ago. I havn't heard from them about a job
since then. I'm now perfectly happy at my new job and I hold no
disgrunted feelings towards them; quite the contrary actually since a
number of my friends work there.
My journalist aquaintance published an updated version of the story
where the president of the company was quoted denying that an incident
had occured. At least that's what the untrained eye would
see. Carefully examined, the quote never denies that something
happened. It only denies that any valuable data was stolen, which I
never claimed and which I feel that the company can not claim before
having evaluated all evidence from the incident.
That would have been the end of it, unless he also went on to claim
that, and I quote (translated to Swedish); "The Jonas Öberg, referred
to in the article, is, as far as I understand, a technician who
recently applied but didn't get, a job here."
That quote completely blew me away! It was so completely unrelated and
the only intention he can have had with it is to defame me. He knows
perfectly well who I am and how I came into possesion of the knowledge
I have about the incident.
Welcome to the sandpit everyone, and enjoy the upcoming new year!