The harsh (and deserved IMO) prison sentences handed out to hackers recently have probably had something to do with it too.
Sorry script kiddies, hacktivism isn't cool anymore: No one cares about stuff that's easy-peasy to defend against
The youthful doings of US presidential wannabe Beto O'Rourke are in sharp decline, according to threat intel biz Recorded Future, which reckons folk have fallen out of love with hacktivism. The company's Insikt Group division said that over the past two decades hacktivism has been associated with everything from the infamous …
Wednesday 21st August 2019 15:49 GMT Pascal Monett
Hacktivism ? Didn't that become obsolete ?
Once upon a time the Internet was a paltry hundred million web sites. Deface one and it would be noticed. Today the Internet is billions of websites, the most consulted being the ones who are the hardest to hack, and if you hack a less-consulted one it will hardly be worthy a mention on Twitter.
Criminals, on the other hand, are making hay out of infiltrating and encrypting company data for ransom, and they're doing it by the bucketload apparently, because they have incentive to be better. Beats hacktivists by a country mile apparently.
Wednesday 21st August 2019 20:12 GMT DougS
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