-I turn around and walk away from him, modeling the single pair of Levis I wore for just this circumstance-
Russian: -long blank look- That is very insulting.
Cracked: You haven't seen me walk toward you yet. That might change your mind.
-It does not-
Russian: I think you should go.
-One of the other Russians whispers into his ear. He listens for a while, a thoughtful look on his face, before nodding. Looking up, he smiles at me-
Rodion: Actually, maybe I can help you with this. Call me Rodion.
Cracked: Fantastic. My name's Bucholz.
Rodion: That's an interesting way you pronounce your name.
Cracked: It is, isn't it?
-Rodion sits down in a booth and gestures for me to join him. As best as I'm able to in my rather-small Levis, I make myself comfortable-
I ended up standing on the table.
Cracked: So. What is the deal with this LinkedIn hacking thing? Are you guys after our resumes or something? Do you really need to know what that one intern we all worked with four years ago is doing now?
Rodion: Well, understand that it's not me personally who did this hacking.
Cracked: You tell your story, and I'll understand what I'm able to.
Rodion: -He snorts in amusement- All right. One reason a person might want to do this is for identity theft.
Cracked: I try not to post my credit card numbers on my LinkedIn profile, thanks. And even if I did, honestly, a hacker could only really improve my credit rating.
Rodion: The problem is more subtle than that. LinkedIn is full of personal information: email addresses, street addresses, friends, important dates. All of that can be used for identity theft. For password recovery, for example; a lot of this info could be the answer to those secret questions.
Cracked: Oh shit. I did put my first pet's name down as a reference on there.
Rodion: Interesting. What was your pet's name?
Cracked: Skeletor. Skeletor the cat. He uh ... he wasn't well. And he was evil, so the name kind of fit thematically as well.
-Rodion nods thoughtfully, while beside him one of the other Russians scribbles something down on his phone-
Cracked: Hey, are you guys reporters, too? Man, what a coincidence.