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Hackers have long gotten a bad rap from people who haven’t had the time (nor inclination, apparently) to differentiate between hackers and crackers. Hacking is an integral part of developing hardware, software, and networks. It’s how bugs are found and fixed, no matter the size.

Law enforcement officials haven’t always differentiated between those who are hacking for the public good, and those who are cracking for their own means. And, to some, there may appear to be no difference.

That’s why this story is so great. It’s about a group of hackers who are targeting phishing sites that are trying to snare personal information from unsuspecting users.

“We only deface fake banks. Nothing else. Our targets are illegals and hosts that don’t take down illegal sites,” said a message posted on the website SecurityFocus by the purported “white-hat” British hacker group called The Lad Wrecking Crew.

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