Hacktivism efforts get a bad rap when it comes to web security, but it’s possible they are actually doing more good than harm. In a security world empowered by big data tools, information gleaned from the countless attacks on LulzSec and Anonymous provide invaluable information to help stop similar attacks in the future. They are like baits that attract hackers en masse.
Curiously, however, the proposed SOPA antipiracy legislation that has drawn such strong negative reactions from web-based service providers could end up playing right into hackers’ hands. Or so says Matthew Prince, the co-founder and CEO of popular security service CloudFlare and professor at the John Marshall School of Law.
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