Many times you’ll see attackers exploit low hanging fruit to breach a network, but other times they really have to work to get into a target. This due diligence has to be respected. I’m not saying hacking into an organization for malicious gain is approved, but the skills have to be respected. If you can’t respect your competition there’s a good chance you’ll be beat by them.
Here’s an article I was quoted in regarding the HBO attackers:
This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog post authored by Matthew Pascucci. Read the original post at: Frontline Sentinel