“Rustle World Order” Attacks Anonymous Via Twitter
Shane Blume / 5 years ago
In today’s news we hear about a hacker group called Rustle World Order, the group was able to gain access to Anonymous’s twitter feed, and trolling their followers with a mass of postings. Though their postings do not seem to have caused much harm to the group, if any. There is no way to really tell that the group did in fact hack the twitter feed. Someone can claim that they have done something, or with the hacking someone could hack and say that they are another group. In all seriousness, I feel that these hacker groups need to focus more on helping keep our internet safe. Going after those who try to take our rights away, etc.
A few years ago I didn’t hear much about hacking, I don’t know about you. You would hear about it primarily in films, maybe a blog or two, maybe even from 2600. Now with more and more people having access to the internet I feel that we hear more about it.
What is a hacker? Personally I have always thought of a hacker as someone who is able to modify something to perform differently than originally intended, generally for the better. As time has gone on, I think of a hacker more as someone who maliciously attacks a person or organization with the intent to digitally harm. I will give you a couple of popular definitions.
Wikipedia defines a hacker as “Currently, “hacker” is used in two main conflicting ways as someone who is able to subvert computer security; if doing so for malicious purposes, the person can also be called a cracker. A member of the Unix or the free and open source software programming subcultures, or one who uses such a style of software or hardware development”
Oxford Dictionaries tell us that a hacker is a noun, “A person who uses computers to gain unauthorized access to data. Informal, an enthusiastic and skillful computer programmer or user.”
What are your thoughts on hackers, and what they are doing with their time?