So far, anyway.
A Tuesday New York Times piece reported that 14 Anonymous hackers were arrested last week for “being part of a criminal conspiracy to damage the Web site of PayPal, the online payment company owned by eBay, which announced last December that it would stop processing donations for WikiLeaks after it exposed classified government information:”
In defense of the suspected hackers, Eugene H. Spafford, a computer security profesor at Purdue University, told the Times:
“This was kind of the equivalent of a spontaneous street protest, where they may have been throwing rocks through windows but never thought that was against the law or hurting anybody.”
Really? Throwing rocks through windows isn’t against the law and doesn’t hurt anybody?
The hardworking staff is not signing up for Prof. Spafford’s courses anytime soon.