I have noticed alot of hackers brag about their prowess (alot quite deserved) in breaking into systems.
outside of criminal theft and outright giggles , more and more is for some "justice".
Like anonymous does (and to be fair some is for good reason/causes).
I also hear from them and alot of non hacker groups on how the "banks" , credit card companies, ect are screwing the people (again with some issues
We also see alot of them getting security breaches with theft of said "common man" with those companies voicing concern .
what I have not seen and would make a HUGE STATEMENT against them is to do a security breach but instead of stealing money that hurt their accounts
but clearing out their debt.
think about the uproar that "social justice hacking" would cause.
now I can think of two reasons this is not done.
one... the account debts are much better defended and backed up than the spending is.
this is not unrealistic because if say an account was hacked they got insurance, they promise "we will give you credit monitoring free" , they dont
have to pay (outside of a lawsuit and that is iffy at best much less getting any real money out of them for the people... lawyers different story) to
fix the person(s) credit/reputation/legal issues , and overall they just jack up their rates on everyone... thus increasing their profit even more.
IMO the extra defense isnt that much since alot of hackers LOVE a challenge and this would be epic...
but I am not naive to think the extra security isnt to be dismissed.
two (the biggest one)....the companies would actually TAKE IT SERIOUSLY since it DIRECTLY EFFECTS THEIR BOTTOM LINE and they would use all their
influence (the type that in one example changed the law that credit card debt cannot be discharged by bankruptcy and other such laws in their favor)
to ACTUALLY FIND and PUNISH the criminals. Along with cry they need government to bail them out and also they would increase their security.
while right now cyber crime is punished lets be real..... they dont hit it as hard as they claim and the main excuses are in vein of "they are
technically more savy than us", "the law isnt keeping up (imo theft is theft no matter if with gun or computer)" or the old standby "they are out of
the country so cant get to them or find them"
but if they cannot discharge the costs on the customers (as they do now) and it effects their bottom line (with bonuses / stock options to the bosses
/ board of companies) they will do whatever it takes to get them..
that kind of heat is something the hackers and social warriors dont want to challenge and i can say I dont blame them.
but if you REALLY want to "make a difference/stick it to "the man" " along with the ultimate computer hacking rights and make a national
that would be the only way to do it.
NOW MAKE NO MISTAKE I AM NOT SAYING I SUPPORT THIS CLEARLY ILLEGAL ACTIVITY ...
Just asking what others think about this
edit on 21-2-2020 by scrounger because: (no reason given)