posted on Sep, 10 2011 @ 08:21 AM
Does anybody else notice the recent upsurge of "hacker groups" being reported on in the media? it seems every little hack is being reported on
Denial of service attacks are nothing new
piracy is nothing new
website defacement is certainly nothing new
shadowy groups with stupid names are also not new
the only thing that seems to be new, is that the media is giving all of these things attention now.
none of the hacks are really impressive. sure some of the high profile targets are...but the methods used are actually pretty tired...
it seemed that "back in the day" there use to be a consorted effort to not publicize "electronic criminals". the general idea was to not promote
copycats, or give them any attention.
now not only are they giving them tons of attention, but it seems to be aimed at the younger crowd. and it doesnt seem to take nearly the amount of
skill or effort as it did decades ago to get mentioned on a news blip.
Kevin mitnik never even received this much attention in the news
and they made freakin' movies about him. so what gives? the last time
anything hacking related received this much attention was the "i love you" virus.
is this some sort of psychological encouragement?
a reason to police the internets?
what say you?
anon - pcmag
anon - huffington post
lulzsec - foxnews
lulzsec/anon - guardian
nbc - 'script kiddies'
daily tech - lulsec - script kiddies
CNET - AntiSec
gizmodo - AntiSec
the list goes on and on and on and on
i feel like making a group called STFUSec