I don't get hackers.
Not just because I don't have any sort of hacking ability whatsoever (and not afraid to admit), but just that their behavior is kinda...confusing.
Lulzsec, the hacking community whose claim to fame was reportedly hacking the CIA, FBI, Arizona police, and video game servers, among others, said that they were disbanding after fifty days of attacks on multiple agencies and companies. Rumors began to fly exactly why they disbanded, although the leading candidate seems to be this:
Immediately after LulzSec's announcement, a group calling itself the A-Team published a document online that it claimed listed the identities of most of LulzSec's members as well as some of their associates and relatives.
The document, which included phone numbers, addresses and Facebook profiles, listed the full names of seven individuals and the first names of two others as well as Internet identifiers for a 10th person.
"We think that with these kids exposed…it will eventually die off," the group said. It did not say anything more about itself other than that it had hacked LulzSec.
LulzSec did not respond through its Twitter account, despite a history of addressing claims similar to those. Some of the information in the A-Team's document is similar to information that was revealed in previous documents by another hacker group and LulzSec itself.
Not so funny when it happens to you, right?
If I had the computer ability that these hackers seem to have, I would do...better things than try to hack government agencies. Especially since I think I would get caught eventually.
Companies have seminars all the time when they announce/show new software and basically invite hackers to come and say "Crack this." You could work for the companies that you are trying to hack, instead of trying to hack them.
I'm glad that the A-Team decided to give them their just desserts. It may seem like a small thing in the grand scheme of things, but let's see how they like it now that their information is out there for people to see.
...Please don't hack me. I have nothing of importance. Really, I don't.