QOTD - Ranum on the Thrill of Hacking

Hacking systems - the thrill of the illicit, penetration, and the (slight) chance of getting caught - is a very self-reinforcing behavior. It's a paradoxical form of adrenaline addiction: the attacker is hooked on the rush, but sociopathically hides behind the safety of anonymity. It's not hard to see why a lot of hackers find it very hard to quit once they get started. -- Marcus J. Ranum, CSO Tenable Network Security Inc.
Src: SANS NewsBites Vol 11 Num 47

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