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At Black Hat, ties seen tightening between hackers, legal officials
"The elite are not those who destroy or cause havoc in cyberspace, but rather [those who work] to protect the Net," said Kevin Manson, a senior instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's Financial Fraud Institute, during a keynote speech yesterday morning at the fourth annual Black Hat gathering.
Even the Attrition.org hacking group, which had run-ins with legal authorities in the past, discussed the legal and ethical lessons that were learned during the three years it posted mirror images of Internet defacements on its Web site. Attrition.org members offered plenty of advice about how to stay within the bounds of the law, even if authorities don't like what you do.
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