There has been a lot of buzz about the takedown of Megaupload. Today I read up on the history of its founder Kim Schmitz. This guy has a lot of aliases. His handle is Kimble. He had his name legally changed to Kim Dotcom (LOL). He also had a passport with the name Kim Tim Jim Vestor (WTF?).
Kimble was a self proclaimed German hacker. He founder a security company called Data Protect. Kimble made some cash when he sold most of the company. He was convicted of insider trading when hyping then selling shares of another company.
Kimble is a big boy. He is 6 foot 4 or mote. He once produced a video called Kimble Goes to Monca. It hyped up his extravagant lifestyle with fast cars and hot women. Not all of Kimble's image is hype. He did create his Megacar luxury car system, which unfortunately did not sell well. He also formed a group of hackers to combat terrorism.
Kimble seemed to have got around a bit. He moved to Thailand for a while, where he created a bunch of companies. Most recently he tried to move to New Zealand. There were problems obtaining property. The country apparently does due diligence on its visitors. Let's circle back to the beginning. Megaupload actually made money with its premium download offering. Investigators estimate that since its beginning, the company has brought in $175M. That's no joke. It seems the guy is pretty much history now.
Good-fast-cheap. Pick two. - I got invited to a meeting with the customer today. There was a problem in production. And the customer wanted answers. When it came time, I explained wha...