msharma6at February 06,2017 Its interesting because for these people hacking is interesting, like a puzzle to solve but I doubt they see the bigger picture. But its good that the government is hiring these skilled people to use their skill set in the right direction.
thornerat February 08,2017 Interesting discussion about the motivation behind hacking. It is not always malicious intent...some hack just to prove that they can do it which is a much smaller scale on the "pride" theory. While some users are commenting that they aren't sure you can trust a former hacker when you hire them to protect your systems, I think it's one of the most effective methods. Who best to protect your systems than those who had become experts at hacking into them??
ftj258at February 11,2017 A lot of incidents are happening on the basis of "national pride" and "patriotism". In reality they are just doing all these criminal activities because self pride and gain. I think with the growing number of cyber crimes, it is time to put nationalism aside and help each other out. There are smart hackers all over the world not just china. So there should smart anti-hackers all over the world as well. We should form an alliance and work together to help prevent attacks like this happening on a nation. cyber world should be a separate world untouched nationalism. Also I believe if finding jobs was easier then there would less bad hackers. If all the hackers were hired for good purpose then they would not have gone to the wrong side. At least it would decrease the number. a college graduate should not have to wait 3/4 years to find a decent hob in their field. But it is happening. And in that long period of time it is easy to loose focus in desperation. Specially if you are a talented hacker and can use your talent in the wrong way and earn a lot of money.
jahmadat February 12,2017 I find the different point of view in this video very eye opening. As nationalism grows everywhere I can see why hackers in China would be more motivated to hack into US systems. With most of the intellectual property of the world residing in the US as well, it makes for a prime country to target. I believe China's government backs some of these hackers and encourages them as well. When it comes to hacking I think from the majority of the world the US enforces the laws most aggressively.
sreinoso103at February 20,2017 It is interesting how these Chinese hackers can reconcile their sense of nationalism with the fact that the government "claims" to not support them. Wan says the government didn't support them, but couldn't shut them down either - this sounds like they believe they are working in spite of the government's wishes. I'm not convinced this is more than a PR stunt by the Chinese government, but it creates an interesting dichotomy where the hackers are stanch nationalists and at the same time lawless rebels hiding from government officials.