Open letter to the media about the misuse of the term "hacker"
Aug 03, 2010, 21:33 (3 Talkback[s])
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"In the past few days/weeks in Slovenian media there was a big
boom about three Slovenian citisens who allegedly cooperated in the
Mariposa botnet. If you don't know what this is about read this
press release from the FBI. The media has repeatedly called these
alleged cybercriminals "hackers".
"Since this is a wrong use of this term and a lot of us refer to
ourselves and others amongst our midst as "hackers", in the
Fellowship group Slovenia we felt that something had to be
"So we wrote and sent an open letter to the media explaining the
difference between "hackers" and "crackers" and kindly asking the
media to use this words correctly in the future. This action was
backed up by several other groups and institutions."