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An Inside Hacker

19 Oct

The RCMP has arrested a former IT employee for allegedly hacking the Quebec government website. It is believed that back in spring he tried to disable the government website during the height of the student protests. Janvier Doyon-Tremblay was working at the House of Commons and hacked into the system to give himself more privileges. Then proceeded to upload malicious programs to shut down the site.
Now you have got to be kidding me. This guy has now been charged with two counts of unauthorized use of computers and one count of mischief in relation to data under the criminal code. He had the privilege to work with the House of Commons and the RCMP; and totally let that go to waste. He chose to follow Anonymous, the group who spearheaded the Occupy movement. Would someone please explain how hacking and shutting down or defacing a website will change anything in the world? Their presence on the internet has done nothing but promote fear about our governments. Their presence in the real world? Masked people gathered in protests, which usually end in violence.
Alright now someone explain, why would a guy with a degree in information technology waste that? What company or organization will hire a man who has been charged with misuse of computers? I wouldn’t.