A UK online retailer was hacked last week and five thousand emails and passwords dumped on the Internet. I tracked down the hacker on Twitter and asked him why he did it:
“I like to show the public how easy it is to obtain credentials & personal information on a system that’s badly coded and how important it is to encrypt all your stuff. Also for the fun of it ;)”
He calls himself p0keu and he’s typical of today’s hacktivist; a cocky, clever piss-taker sticking two grubby fingers up at the rest of the world.