Saturday, November 29, 2008

Hacker's Motivation

Hackers are getting better and better by the day. Moreover, they're getting more numerous also. You can hack into almost any system on any network once you master the techniques of hacking. But what is it really that motivates people to become a hacker? There are many factors, but I will summarize them in these categories :

  1. Money, Profit
  2. There is always gonna be hackers doing their act for profit, because they can make good money in a relitively small amount of time by doing their profession
  3. Acces to additional resource
  4. Some hackers just wanna get the resources from their target, such as the latest technology from a certain company, names and accounts of employees, and so on.
  5. Competitive advantage
  6. This motivation is usually for hackers working for an institute or company, where they will use their hacking skills to topple their company's rivals
  7. Personal grievance
  8. Some hacker just wants to take revenge into a company that has dissapointed him in the past, by maybe dismissing him from his position.
  9. Curiosity
  10. Maybe the most used motivation in today's hackers. They just wanna test their skills, and some even does it for fun not stimulated by any other reasons
  11. Attention
Many people with reasonable skills are rather not acknowledged by others, so that motivates them to prove their skill in order to get attention

Are you a hacker? Which of these motivations push you to do your action?

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