"Just because we type in all caps and use 'elite' speak doesn't mean we are kids, or we don't own your dumb ass. For everyone who calls us immature kids, it shows one more person has underestimated us. And worse, what does that say about their security? That 'immature kids' were able to bypass their 25,000 dollar firewalls, bypass the security put there by admins with XX years of experience or a
XXX degree from some college. Nyah Nyah. [...] The injustice Markoff has committed is criminal. He belongs in a jail rotting instead of Kevin Mitnick. Kevin is no dark side hacker. He is not malicious. He is not a demon. He did not abuse credit cards, distribute the software he found, or deny service to a single machine. Is that so hard to comprehend?" (http://everything2.com/title/Hidden+Message+behind+the+New+Y...)
In 2012 when PYK defaces the Saturday Night Live site, they post "Greetz to oday, BRUT4L & S4VAGE
Fuck the Feds, 419 is just a game~~ USER INFO - EXPOSED PASSWORDS - DUMPED".
Is this now the worst they can imagine? Grabbing my Saturday Night Live password?
Bring back the heartfelt screeds and the poets! At least HFG thought what they did was important.
Sheesh, kids these days.
Imagine: one day, the biggest papers in the country simultaneously run stories about an alien takeover of the government. Then, minutes or hours later, "poof!".
"Oh, nothing happened. Nothing you care about. It was just hackers. And swamp gas."
Also, grabbing an SNL password means nothing for the SNL site, and everything for the security of users that reuse passwords. The value of a password database rarely has to do with the site it's from.