Truth About Computer Security Hysteria
Cadaver scandal involves computer virusRob Rosenberger, Vmyths co-founder
Wednesday, 22 September 1999
HUMAN CADAVERS, SCANDALS, and computer viruses — the Associated Press snapped to attention when these elements came together for a story. This news comes hot on the heels of "The Blair Witch Project" and right when Halloween parks open for business, I might add. "The University of California, Irvine, fired the director of its Willed Body Program after an audit revealed ..."
I won't bore you to death (pun intended) with details, other than to pass along an immortal (pun intended) quote from the ex-director: "they can't prove I did anything wrong." Ironically, Bart Simpson once uttered a similar quote about the dead...
According to AP, "a computer virus has destroyed most of the records on [the ex-director's] office computer, said Thomas Cesario, dean of the UC Irvine College of Medicine." How convenient! "Your Honor, my client actually did keep detailed records. As Dean Cesario himself admitted to the media, ..."