Friday, April 8, 2016

HackingTeam Are Whitehats? Inconceivable!

from here (source tweet)

The originating tweet is a reference to news about Hacking Team. I'm starting to wonder if the hacker community has jumped the shark when malware writers who sell their wares to oppressive government regimes are considered "whitehat". Have we forgotten that in the old-school cowboy movies, where the whitehat/blackhat concept came from, the good guys wore the white hats and the bad guys wore the black hats?