Real Life Horror: Hacktivism
In Se7en, a psychopath isn't content with simply murdering his victims. Instead, he uses his savagery to make a point about the way they lived their lives. In the same way, hacktivists commit crimes to expose their victims' perceived wrongdoing. Hacktivism continues to thrive. In fact, hacktivists are increasingly posting their intended targets' identities (often in advance) on open forums, while divulging the spoils of their crime after the fact. Large corporations and law enforcement agencies have been popular targets recently with the intent to damage reputation or disrupt workflow. Unfortunately, countless security breaches have been committed, with stolen data of innocent people (i.e., customer account information, usernames, passwords, etc.) often made public to showcase hactivism "success."