Is there a "rogue" program that can cause the identities of a whole Family Tree branch to be changed
For the second time in just a few months I have found a user (not the same one) has apparently changed the names of individuals in three generations of a branch in which I have an interest. Whole names have been changed but (fortunately) sources left attached, so it hasn't been as difficult as I thought to delete the changes and re-enter the original data inputted against these IDs.
My thought is, does a user really have to go to all the trouble of swapping the names (and other data), or is there a program / shortcut for doing this for multiple individuals in the same branch? To me, it would seem far easier to start from scratch when creating a new branch, so why would a user find it easier to hijack a whole branch of someone else's family by using existing IDs? Hence my "conspiracy theory" way of thinking when trying to figure out why several users (this issue has been reported here in the past) should choose the do this.
Of course, I've considered "vandalism", "inexperience" or "ignorance" as possible reasons for someone doing this, but could I be missing something even more sinister here? I hope not!