Some of you know that I am a british scout leader who surfaces on here from time to time. Most of the time though I lurk on escouts.org.uk the Uk equivalent of this site You may see me here a bit more for a while. The reason being that earlier this week escouts got hacked by malicious hackers and it has been taken down while the damage is being repaired. So I'm going to have a rant. What was the point? Why? What did the hackers get out of this? I understand hacking government or military sites and such like because, if you are so minded, you may find out something I interesting. I understand hacking commercial sites because you can thieve money off people. I understand hacking and damaging political sites if you are militantly opposed to what they stand for. But to hack a website used by scout leaders to exchange ideas? Why would you do that? What the hell is the point of inflicting mindless damage to a website maintained by a group of volunteers who work tirelessly to operate a well moderated highly functional forum that makes some professional sites look like amateurs? I'm simply lost for ideas. Hopefully it will be up and running again soon (it's well worth a snoop by the way) in the mean time please forgive a Brit hanging around and probably asking dumb questions.
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