They say two-wrongs don't make a right, and most would agree with that, at least most of the time. Now then, lately hacktivists have been declaring war on government agencies, and companies they feel not politically correct, have wronged the citizens, or have not been 'good corporate citizens' - but in doing so they have committed a crime of either breaking into a computer system or launched a campaign to render the website with a 'denial of service' notice.
There was an interesting article on FOX News recently, posted on June 29, 2011 titled; "The 'Anonymous' Hacker Group Reportedly Targets Orlando Websites" and the article noted;
"Anonymous has shut down Orlando-area websites, attacked a tourist site because it was upset that the head of a group known as 'Food Not Bombs' was arrested, a nonprofit that has been feeding homeless people in an Orlando park in defiance of an ordinance requiring permits to feed groups in downtown parks. In retaliation, the hackers said they would continue to take down several websites until the activist is released. "Every day we will launch a new... attack on a different target," the group said."
Okay so, most folks have mixed emotions about the feeding of homeless in the parks. On one hand we want to assist folks who cannot buy food, get a job, or are homeless. Yet, on the other hand we know that 100s or even 1000s of homeless people in a downtown area detracts from any sort of economic development progress, which is critical especially in an economic recovery period when cities need tourists, businesses need customers, and people need jobs.
Now then, I am not calling anyone out, certainly not the hacking group because, hell, I might become a future target, but, in a way attacking a Tourist Destination spot in the United States like Orlando, is in a way economic terrorism. And thus, it is rather serious, lots of jobs are at stake and Orlando, like the rest of Florida has had a heck of a tough time getting through the recession, and the real estate market is horrific still. If the authorities let the arrested person go, then they have given into hackivist economic terrorism.
Maybe they shouldn't have arrested him in the first place, heck I don't even know, but this sort of action by the hackers is a real problem, and if this continues things will get more and more out of control in the future. Please consider all this and think on it.
Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank. Lance Winslow believes writing 23,850 articles by July 4, 2011 is going to be difficult because all the letters on his keyboard are now worn off now..
By Lance Winslow