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A cause for pride
Monday, May 28, 2018
If at eighteen, instead of playing video games
and staring into a TV, my son was a
programming expert in charge of DOS attacks
worldwide, I'd shake his hand and say: "Well
done, son!" and bring him food in prison—or
maybe even a laptop.
A comment left on an issue of the Anti-virus Times
Pecunia non olet ("Money doesn't stink”) — said Roman Emperor Vespasian.
If your country is going through an economic crisis and you never have enough money to buy everything you want, does that mean you should give up on your humanity, start breaking laws, and set your own moral standards, believing that’s how you push out the boundaries of your personal freedom?
A hacker named Ivan Kvyatkovsky exacted revenge on the scammers who attempted to withdraw money from his parents' bank account. According to Business Insider, the security analyst lured scammers into installing encryption ransomware on their computer.
To make him divulge his bank card information, the scammers insisted that he purchase their anti-virus software. Then Kvyatkovsky deliberately sent them the incorrect card information, and when the transaction failed, he told the scammers he'd email them a photo of his card. In reality, the hacker provided the scammers with a zip archive containing encryption ransomware so their computer would get infected.
Very resourceful, creative, and bold, right?
But, as a rule, incidents of this sort have consequences. If the scammers had struck back in retaliation, things could have gone downhill very quickly, with the analyst having to resort to other illegal methods of waging war against the perpetrators and eventually landing in jail.
Would doing something like this make his parents proud?
And how would he cope with going against societal norms?#responsibility #legislation #hacker #cyber_crime
The Anti-virus Times recommends
- Illegal activities can hardly serve as a cause for pride.
- What are these "misguided" parents" actually proud of? They just like the idea of their smart kid being invisible and getting away with something. But when the police come knocking on their front door, they won’t think it’s so great.
- And in the United States, prison terms can reach tens or even hundreds of years. We’ve already written about incidents involving foreign citizens being extradited to the US.
- A person who defies society will inevitably find themselves committing a CRIME. They’ll end up bringing punishment on themselves.
- Everyone chooses their own path. Sometimes parents influence that decision. If a child sees that something they do makes their father proud, they will keep doing it to keep getting praise from their parent. You’re proud that your son hacks into other people's computers? Then he will keep on doing it. And the outcome will be quite predictable. And you’ll probably be able to heap your praises on him, if prison regulations permit you to see each other.
- Fatherly pride is a good thing, but understand what kind of life you're actually helping your child to choose, before it’s too late.