I’m sure you’ve heard about the hacked climate emails. Think about it for a moment. This could be a very public incident that sparks new thinking on the value of hacking. There is value, and it’s not just in stealing money directly from bank accounts, but rather in more niche situations. Go to a climate conference, sniff the wireless networks, harvest and sell or release for personal gains.
Which also makes you wonder where WikiLeaks came across the 9/11 text messages also recently released… Were they stored somewhere that got hacked, or did someone pick them up while eavesdropping on cell transmissions?