posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 12:56 AM
reply to post by alexoscarew
He's a script kiddie. Not a hacker. A script kiddie is to a hacker, as a mall cop is to a state patrolman.
He didn't hack anything, he used a script to search for usernames with default or blank passwords. That's something you could do right now. 15 year
old kids have been doing that since computers were dialing up BBSs.
I know to some of you it's pedantic to argue this point, however it's really insulting to people with a modicum of IT experience or who are
legitimate hackers, that are being equated with this kid who did nothing other than click run on a program he probably got from some script kiddie
It is literally like equating a mall cop to a state trooper.
And to be really pedantic, crackers are the bad guys...the one's going after people's financial information. Somewhere some dimwit journalists
couldn't seperate crackers from hackers and now everything thinks hackers are crackers.
Gary did nothing that shouldn't have been perfectly preventable with even a low-key security policy for the systems he accessed. As I said before,
the network admin should have been at least fired if not blackballed for being totally incompetant, I mean blank or default passwords? Come on, first
year Network IT classes. That's what bureaucracy gets you though, over paid , under working idiots in charge of important things.