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Hacking group says they do it for the ‘lulz’

Source: Michael Oliveira, Globe and Mail

It used to be that hacking was all about finding security flaws in the computers of rich targets and exploiting the weakness for as much money as possible.

Now, it seems a lot of hackers are doing it just for fun. Or as they say in hacking parlance, they’re doing it for the “lulz,” a variation on the Internet acronym LOL for “laugh out loud.”

In some cases, those lulz-seekers are choosing their targets for political reasons and harnessing their technical skills to take down unprepared targets, said Rafal Rohozinski, CEO of the Ottawa-based SecDev Group, a cybersecurity consulting firm.

“Hacking is a nascent form of politics,” Rohozinski said.

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