“The dark side” sounds so daunting, and maybe it is. The hackers that work in the same paradigm as resistance hacktivists also seek to victimise everyday people through cybercrime and hacking. Our parents weren’t being irrational when they said that anyone can find our personal information out through the internet – and this becomes especially true when we sign up to social media sites and it becomes a matter of finding out a simple password.
Though on the grander scheme of things, cybercrime can become a huge issue in society. The dark fiber movement doesn’t seek to act with societies best interest at heart – these hackers seek to hold power over people instead. Some even have the power to create an online war, which is defined as ‘cyberwar’ and there is no way to stop all of this, these hackers will continue to find gaps in people and organisation’s security system’s in order to gain power and even money. This is currently a concern in the U.S government, as the upcoming presidential election could be leaked – and may incite war in the long run. It makes you really question, how safe is our information online – who has the ability to reach our details?
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