[Owasp-Malaysia] bounty for hackers

najmi.zabidi at gmail.com najmi.zabidi at gmail.com
Wed Jan 26 05:02:40 EST 2011

some may get angry since hacker should refers to people who codes, and
the bad guys should be called as crackers.
but seems hardly to see press heading uses "cracker" or notorious cracker etc.

but i like this one.


On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 5:58 PM, Hazrul Hamzah <hazrul at hazrulnz.net> wrote:
> The motivation is different now. Before, one of the main goals of
> hacking/cracking is more towards fulfilling ones curiosity. I guess u need
> to understand why those MIT guys invented the term Hacker. I think hackers
> already exist back in WWII when those guys break the Enigma code.
> Now? More on financial motivation. Botnets, spamming, phising, Identity
> Theft, DDoS - those are the tools to gain financial rewards.
> I guess the image of basement computer labs, long haired hippy styled
> hacker  replaced by people with business suits ;P
> Since the reward is good, the bar of the game already raised. These guys
> are the ones that we should be worried of. Why?
> Because they (most of them la) have the goals, the skills and knowledge to
> obtain that goals and they are here to stay.
> An they are the ones who hold the hacking/cracking maxim "Minimize signal,
>  maximize access, maximize damage" compared to the ones that brag to the
> whole world on others vulnerabilities via so called "Full Disclosure"
> without providing any advisory ;)
> Because the latter is easier to trace :D
>> Some people said he was  "Entrepreneur Hacker". Now day many Hackers
>> Professional are businessman :)
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