Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A Hackers’ Intention

A hacker’s reasoning for what they do is vague. Hacking is an expert’s puzzle. People like to complete puzzles just for bragging rights. In a lot of smaller cases, if damage is involved, it's normally not intended. Vagueness in a hacker’s reasoning is the confusing part. The general public thinks poorly about hacking because they do not understand it. They watch news broadcasts, and read news reports to get their opinion. Sadly the news normally bashes hacking. From a hacker's point of view, it is very understanding that there is a actually beneficial meaning into why they do things.
While people are hacking banks, others are hacking systems for a better outlook in the day. On mostly holidays, hackers who hack console networks like Xbox Live, PSN, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc, seem to be just problem makers. When in actual fact they hack those networks so that people can enjoy the celebration. Recently in the past few or so years on Christmas, these networks always go down, followed by a tweet on Twitter from the hacker group normally explaining why they did it, and they take credit for the action. A hacking group called Lizard Squad takes most of the credit for these attacks.

To be accepted in a culture more extreme measures need to take place. Terrorism is a huge threat all around the world. In a recent case The terrorist group ISIS is the biggest threat thus far. It has been thought about if hackers and Western security services would be able to work together to win the online war against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. On November 13, 2015 ISIS attacked Paris, France and the whole world was shocked. The attack killed 130 people in six different locations around the French capital. A day after the attack a online video was posted all around the internet. It seemed more like an action movie than an internet release from its dramatic theme music, and slick graphics, “We are Anonymous,” the letters on the screen read. “We are uniting humanity. Expect us.” Collaborating with governments can really change the way hacking groups are looked at in the public eye, and this is just the first example anonymous has given that looks good on all hacker’s records.
Not everyone is going to know the full story. Separation between hackers is essential to prove that not all hacking events are terrible. The war on terror, protest on controversial topic, and freedom of information are all examples of “good” doing by a hacktivist. Sure, not all hacking is good, but a hacker and hacktivist are two very much different endeavors. A hacker’s meaning to do what they do defines what they are all about. Before dissing a hacker or hacktivist make sure ignorance isn't in the way.

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