Stealing third base

Low-level employees of your organization hack into the computer of a competitor, using an old password or variation.  Boys will be boys?  Let he FBI sort it out.

“FBI Is Looking Into Foul Play,” The Wall Street Journal, June 17, 2015 A3.  St. Louis Cardinals being investigated by the FBI for hacking of Houston Astros’ database, using a permutation of an old password.  Ah, America’s pastime.

What does this say about the culture of the Cardinals management that either allowed this or didn’t catch it?  What does it say about allowing users to set and manage their own passwords?

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