that is a TOTALY different situation. Leaking unclassified documents is not illegal by the letter of the law. Infringing on intellectual property on a companies hosted site by hacking is.Originally Posted by Alakar
I think this is a VERY one-sided opinion here and you can blame them for protecting their cash flow like any other company would too. If you hacked manipulated your way into government sites, you dont expect the government to come after you for hacking too? Little common sense here.
I enjoy HOFO, but by the laws on the books these actions are illegal. i dont know why its such a big deal to get the site shut down over deleting a thread that is basically warez anyways. Manipulating a .cab file to gain free access and posting it is considered warez and gets deleted, so manipulating weblinks to get free services is illegal too on that rationale.
And the rationale that "it was unprotected so it is ok to do" is a really poor logical conclusion to the issue. So if you dont lock your front door its ok some guy came and stole everything you owned? Seriously put the blame where blame need be put. Leaving something "open to attack" (which is all an opinion here because i hidden weblinks are just that-hidden unless exposed by hacking)