Sadly, the CTO and founder of Lxlabs was discovered dead in his home in Bangalore Monday morning, from an apparent suicide. As reported in The Times of India, K T Ligesh,32, was found by a friend, hanging in his room.
According to various reports, Mr. Ligesh was deeply agitated over recently losing a project to another company, as well as living with the loss of both his sister and mother a few years ago to suicide by hanging.
Despite what other contributing factors may be at play in Mr. Ligesh’s decision to take his own life, it cannot be clearer that the actions of the hackers that attacked VAServ’s websites played a significant role in this tragedy.
I assume the criminals that infiltrated VAServ’s infrastructure and destroyed the efforts of so many; that created so much anxiety and distress and then caused untold financial damages – that they never really MEANT for someone to die either directly or indirectly from their actions. But it doesn’t really matter, the results of unintended consequences are always just as bad as as the results of those that are intended. They are still a product of someone’s actions or inactions and they are still responsible (if even just partially).
Unfortunately, knowing how often hackers are brought to justice, we can also assume that this wrong will never be righted. RIP K T Ligesh