The misconception that what these teenagers did is ‘hacking’ needs to be corrected. Journalists need to research what they’re talking about, especially if they are doing a cover story for one of the biggest newspapers in the country.
Today, I’m stepping up to the challenge. I shall once and for all make it clear what ‘hacking’ really is, while also helping you understand how a group of kids can take down a corporate website with little to no knowledge of even the basics of hacking.
via Geek Juice – Journalists need to learn what a ‘hacker’ really is. Journalism unfortunately by it’s nature leads people with limited training in any area other than writing to report on areas upon which they have no or limited knowledge thus leading them to say incorrect/stupid stuff.