bonus time: the dark net

Related to this, there are whole thriving communities of hackers out there, striking blows against what they see are as injustice. (say, Chinese hackers, who recently sprang to prominence in the Melbourne Film Festival fiasco ). Or Australian ones:

      W O R M S    A G A I N S T    N U C L E A R    K I L L E R S
    _______________________________________________________________
    \__  ____________  _____    ________    ____  ____   __  _____/
     \ \ \    /\    / /    / /\ \       | \ \  | |    | | / /    /
      \ \ \  /  \  / /    / /__\ \      | |\ \ | |    | |/ /    /
       \ \ \/ /\ \/ /    / ______ \     | | \ \| |    | |\ \   /
        \_\  /__\  /____/ /______\ \____| |__\ | |____| |_\ \_/
         \___________________________________________________/
          \                                                 /
           \    Your System Has Been Officially WANKed     /
            \_____________________________________________/

     You talk of times of peace for all, and then prepare for war.

(courtesy Wikipedia)

If you wan to read about the wank worm, check out Suelette Dreyfuss’s intriguing Underground: Tales of Hacking, Madness, and Obsession on the Electronic Frontier.

Take home message: It’s a dark and untrustworthy internet out there. Is your email account for sale? Your credit card? Can you verify that your traffic isn’t being stolen? What about when the hacks move into the real world?

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