An emailed threat can send companies to their knees and propel individuals without so much as a parking ticket straight to a holding cell. The problem is, today’s puffed-up chest hacktivists know it, and Sony has borne the brunt.
For good or ill, technology has evolved and has become part of our daily lives in the West. With the correct skill set, a hacker can launch their political agenda onto the global stage by selecting targets based on maximum impact.
Our identities are no longer purely physical; instead, our digital footprint and behavior online is now connected to the world around us. Political movements can be organized online, ideas shared, and communication networks are more based more on digital networks than ever before.