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Hacker Motivation: I Think Therefore I Hack

Hackers’ motivations vary. For some, it’s economic. They earn a living through cyber crime. Some have a political or social agenda—their aim is to vandalize high-profile computers to make a statement. Others do it for the sheer thrill.

When asked by the website SafeMode.org why he defaces web servers, a cracker replied, "A high-profile deface gives me an adrenalin shot and then after a while I need another shot, that’s why I can’t stop."

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