USA TODAY: Psychology Behind Hacking

paparazzi

“If someone has technical skills, they like to be able to show them off and say, ‘Hey look what I did,'” she said. Mramor likened this kind of hacking to the paparazzi who follow celebrities on the street taking photos of their every move.

“This is just a new level of privacy invasion,” she said. The idea that “the public has a right to know” and the belief that celebrities should not expect privacy might be a motivation for that as well, she said.  Read More

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