“There are three categories of hackers: Russian criminals trying to rob us blind; the Chinese who are trying to steal our secrets; and then there’s Anonymous, and a lot of them are like merry pranksters. …We’re treating them all the same.”
CHESTER WISNIEWSKI, senior security adviser at electronic security firm Sophos, in response to the recent indictment of Reuters deputy social media editor Matthew Keys; Keys was charged with aiding hackers who defaced the LA Times website.
Keys faces up to 25 years and fines of $250,000 if convicted.
While the hackers who do real damage go unscathed.
We’re treating them all the same.
(via the New York Times)