There are always two sides to a story — sometimes more. Hacking is often seen as a crime, but to the hacker, there’s usually a point to be made. It seems to me that there’s usually a motive behind the hacker’s actions. Don’t get me wrong though, I’m not condoning hacking, especially when it negatively affects the community.
Here’s an interesting infograph created by Simplisafe listing nine “ultimate?” hackers, arranged by the amount of damage they caused. From a computer. Probably in their parents’ garage. Scary.