[ISN] Hacking "fun" for British teens

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 00:14:30 -0600 (CST)

BBC News
18 March 2010

One in four young Britons attempts to access the Facebook accounts of 
their friends, a survey claims.

The most common route of access was by working out - or "cracking" - 
each other's passwords.

The poll of 1150 under-19s found that nearly half of those who accessed 
other accounts did so from either their own computer or one at school.

The main reason given for doing it was for fun, and a further 21% 
admitted they hoped to cause disruption.

The young people questioned took part in the online survey anonymously.

78% of them said that they knew that hacking was wrong and 82% said they 
found it difficult to do in practice.


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