Hacking for dollars

Monday, 15 December 2003, 1:27 PM EST

In the high-tech battlefield of cyberspace, the thirtysomething Russian with the jet black goatee and the new denim coat considers himself a freedom fighter—a descendant of those legendary computer geeks whose cyberstunts drove the establishment wild and helped define a unique Internet culture. Like his hacker predecessors, he has his own subversive code, this one tinged with the slogans of anti-globalization.

He talks of "freedom," "the unhindered flow of ideas" and the need to break the stranglehold of "monster corporations like Microsoft." (He won't hack into Russian companies.) "I live in the shadows. That is where I want to be," says the hacker—we'll call him Dmitry—over a late-night meal in a Moscow restaurant. "I don't need to prove anything to anyone."

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

What IT skills are in demand?

IT security tops the list of skills that teams need most, and one out of five reported having difficulty finding skilled talent for cloud initiatives. Companies are also looking for pros who have skills in network engineering, systems engineering, IT architecture and network operations.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Apr 17th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //