Former Hacker: Today’s Hacks Are All About the Money

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August 15, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!


Hackers have changed since the days of The Matrix. While most hackers used to hold iconoclastic ideals, with aspirations to “shock the system” for a perceived common good, today’s hacker/cracker community is more concerned with making a quick buck.

At least that’s how Mike Calce, the former hacker known as ‘mafiaboy,’ sees things. Calce says he still has contact with some of the people he used to know in the hacker community, and while many of them are still active, their priorities have changed.

“The hacker motivation has changed immensely,” Calce told Mashable in an interview. “It’s much more about monetary gain, whereas in my era, it was about pushing the status quo.”

Calce’s era…
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More About: cybersecurity, hackers, hacking, mafiaboy, security, trending

posted by Mashable from http://mashable.com/2012/08/15/mafiaboy-on-hackers/

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