Hacking Can Not Be Ethical

1681 WordsApr 8, 20157 Pages
Hacking cannot be considered ethical due to the fact that it damages a company 's reputation. Hackers have no care in the world about the negatives that happen to you. They may not have anything against you but what you stand for. Erickson was the owner of a website known for political debates was hacked and his page on which he spent thousands of dollars on was hacked by Anonymous and became malicious. “Erickson spent $1,500 to rebuild his site with enhanced security measures. He also spent a considerable amount of time with Google’s appeals process to get his site relisted-- a process that took 3 months.” (KAVILANZ, PARIJA. "Hacked by Anonymous." CNNMoney. Cable News Network, 29 May 2013. Web. 20 Mar. 2015.) When you are targeted by cyber terrorists they don 't aim to just make a statement. They are there to hurt you. They demoralize the things you treasure and make all your prized possessions worthless. To build a website is not a cheap and easy process. Without prior knowledge of web development you need to hire a web developer in order to do the work for you which can in turn cost you thousands of dollars. Erickson then had to rehire web devs and network analysts to get his entire web page restructured with better security. No one can say for sure who will be next. Many of these attacks can be very random and seemingly pointless, however, these hacker groups are still out there in the world doing what they seem to do best. Anonymous as you can note is one of the top
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