The Hacker Did Us a Favor
Source: TechTV - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
Hacks/Cracks "CyberCrime's" cohost asks if hackers help make the Internet more secure. "Aren't you angry that someone broke into a computer system and downloaded your personal information?" I asked Gould. He replied, with a slight grin, "No, not really. I think in this particular case the hacker did us a favor." Gould blames the University of Washington rather than the hacker. . . . "CyberCrime's" cohost asks if hackers help make the Internet more secure. "Aren't you angry that someone broke into a computer system and downloaded your personal information?" I asked Gould. He replied, with a slight grin, "No, not really. I think in this particular case the hacker did us a favor." Gould blames the University of Washington rather than the hacker. He believes unconfirmed reports that "Kane" attempted to contact the medical center for months before hacking into its system, in an effort to tell officials about the security holes he had discovered. When "Kane" was ignored, he reportedly downloaded information on 5,000 patients to provide proof that the medical center's security was lax.

Gould believes this is what finally forced hospital officials to tighten security.

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