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.