Feeds

Norwich FC scores own goal in net kit leak

Fans cry foul over bully boy tactics

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

Norwich City FC has apologised for its thuggish response to a teenage fan who grabbed pictures of the the football team's new strip from its own website.

The club's web designers mistakenly exposed pictures of the kit on public parts of the site, while prepping a page to promote next season's kit.

Chris Brown, a 17 year old IT student from Norwich, shared those images on Twitter and internet forums on Tuesday night (17 April), some 12 hours before the kit's launch.

At 4.30am on Wednesday morning, a club official called Brown, a season ticket holder, to ask where he got the pictures. The club then called in the police.

Norwich FC chief executive David McNally told the BBC: "We are the guardians of the football club whilst we're here and so we will protect our property. And our property in the digital age involves our intellectual property, so we won't allow anybody to come in and take it from us."

By Thursday, Norwich City had reconsidered its position - not surprising considering the shit storm it had whipped up with its bully boy tactics. Officials met the lad, issued an apology, and said it now thought Chris had posted the images through enthusiasm rather than malicious intent.

A commentard has already set up a topic on El Reg Forums on this matter, so we'll open the floor to you there. ®

3 Big data security analytics techniques

Whitepapers

Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.