posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 02:41 PM
reply to post by Cuervo
Your rationalizing to justify a crime. Yes there are bad apples in business, but they are the exception, not the rule.
Your also forgetting that companies are the Stockholders and the Leaders are employees.
Now when a Hacker goes after anyone, they have no idea if that person or business is innocent. They are on a fishing trip. A criminal fishing trip.
It's like fishing with dynamite just to see what comes floating up. You hurt all the fish.
It's not whether or not there are bad people involved in the business world as we know there are. It's a matter of Hacking affecting everyone. Just
the cost of protecting against them, incurred by both good and bad companies, adds to the price of everything we buy as consumers. That is a simple
What does the size of a company matter? Even if wrong doing is happening it's the individual engaging in the crimes, not the company and it's
Stockholders at fault.
Besides, these so called Hackers are not out trying to save the world. That is fabricated myth they use as cover. They get off on the crime and
sneaking around inside peoples private worlds. When the government invades their privacy they scream to high heaven, when they do it to others they
are Hero's of some kind? No, they are just criminals acting like criminals act.
I have a tiny business, but it supports multiple families. One Hacker could cause me great harm by getting to my customer information. A number of
small businesses here in Anchorage have been hit over the years by these Hackers and not because they were bad businesses.
The only option is to make this a crime that carries a heavy sentence to make it just not worth it to some kid trying to make a name for themselves in
the Hacker world. The older folks are after Identities and that makes them even worse.
If they are trying to make a political statement by shutting the Market down for a few hours, well that is reaching the level where a life sentence
should be in play.