author: PINK PANTHER
Hacktivism is necessary to find out what the enemy is undertaking, and stop it before they can cause human suffering
HOW TO BECOME A HACKTIVIST
/6/2001 GENEVA (AP) - Hackers appear to have stolen data on thousands of world and business leaders, including former President Clinton, organizers of the World Economic Forum said Monday. The weekly Sonntags Zeitung of Zurich reported Sunday that hackers have produced a CD-ROM containing secured information on 27,000 people who have attended the global forum in recent years, including Clinton, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Lawyers for the World Economic Forum, held annually in Davos, Switzerland, were filing for an injunction to stop further dissemination of the data, said Charles McLean, the forum's chief spokesman. The perpetrators are unknown. The newspaper said the material - including the credit card numbers of some 1,400 prominent people - had been collected by anti-globalization protesters. Opponents who have mounted demonstrations against the forum maintain that it is an exclusive club acting in the interests of big business and against the world's poor.
Anti-globalists turn to hacking ... becoming modern day "Hactivists."
The technicians at the WTO got a bit suspicious when "journalists" in an online press conference went by screen names like "NO-TO-WTO." Still, WTO Director, General Mike Moore gamely answered all questions thrown at him until he was knocked off-line by anti-globalization protesters with excellent computer skills. This week, similarly motivated "hacktivists" grabbed headlines, announcing they'd collected personal data on some 1,400 business and political leaders by breaking into the database of last month's World Economic Forum. Increasingly, social activists are turning to hacking to make their point, breaking into computer systems to attack the corruption of power. The Internet has turned out to be a remarkable tool of war for nonviolent protest on a scale activists could only dream of before.
It's up to your generation to save my future. I too want to be able to pursue my own dreams.