Wednesday, November 9, 2011

the life of a hacker

Does anybody know why hackers hack?  I notice that several of my Facebook friends had spam messages sent out to their Facebook friends today with a web link that nobody dare click on and woe be to anyone who does (Virus?  Identity-theft?).  But what satisfaction does the hacker get if they do?  Money, somehow.  Or it just the challenge of being a nuisance that excites them?

I get spam comments to most of my blog posts too.  Fortunately, Google zaps them before they reach you, my lovely reading public, but I do see them because they get forwarded to my email and they are usually in a Russian-looking language.  Yet they keep coming, and I just wonder what the hackers get out of their comments if nobody ever reads them.

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