posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 06:46 AM
reply to post by Strype
I couldn’t agree more. It isn’t about whether he was a “real hacker” or not, and it wasn’t about what information he did or did not see, it
is about the act he did. Whether or not he is a real hacker, the act he committed is very real. If you want to pretend to be a hacker, you will be
treated as a hacker. You do the crime you do the time.
In the end, I do believe that they are trying to make an example of this individual, unfortunately it could take a complete 180 on what their plans
actually are. Instead of deterring hackers, the real hackers might start coming out of the woodwork and start showing what a hacker with actual
knowledge can do, what damage they can cause, what top secret government files they can get into and make public (even though most likely these files
would not be stored on a public accessible network, some hackers do end up on the inside of companies, most wouldn’t go rouge do to possible jail
time, but you never know), etc., which could be very bad. This is a worse case scenario and I hope this is not what comes about, but only time will
tell. Then again I may have seen the movie “hackers” a little too much over the years . . . . .
[edit on 8/4/2009 by AlienCarnage]