Right, here is a VC backed company with Bitcoin developers and "with specialisation in information security" CTO on board who own and operate a service that got hacked. And you think that it is all fault of a 17 yo who they have hired and who was an employee and later got effectively fired.
Good luck convincing any judge or anyone with a modicum of common sense.
Your post is so hindsight is 20/20.
It is bad practice to make sudden disruptive changes overnight to a production system. Instead the theory was a very gradual replacing of the system while observing changes. Bitcoinica was already very fragile. I still think that was a good decision.
Absolutely! It is in hindsight, no arguments here. But note that I am not attacking you at all. I am just pointing out how unreasonable it is to attack Zhou.
Frankly, the only thing I could fault Zhou for, big time, is not taking my information security related advise early on and accepting my resignation over that.
At least since then I had multiply opportunities to enjoy "I told you so" moments.
Captain Gloat. LOL