Book Ordering Delays Caused by DOS Attack
alex at mindlube.com
Sat Nov 8 21:56:28 EST 2003
> I think you're right. I'd bet the mentality is akin to terrorism.
> There are
> trained pros out there who are dealing with these things.
Not very successfully it would seem.
The spammers have teamed up with hackers and virus writers and it's big
business - organized crime even. Spammers make big money and they can
afford to hire real programmers.
Interesting psychological territory: everything from "script kiddies",
to psychotic antisocial genius hackers, the "hacker's ethic", black
hat, white hat. And vandals, and terrorists.
Just ran across this article as well.
Steven Levy's _Hackers_ is a good read if you want a documentary look
into the mindset.
Alex Rice <alex at mindlube.com> | Mindlube Software |
what a waste of thumbs that are opposable
to make machines that are disposable -Ani DiFranco
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