Hacking is a practice that emerged in the 1970s, but some of the numerous groups that have been formed around this movement still exist today.
An Evolving Phenomenon
With Internet use becoming more and more widespread, hackers and others called "script kiddies" are more numerous than ever. However, we are not seeing a proportional explosion of large-scale attacks against computer systems that matches this increase. The movement has taken a slightly different direction compared to what it was in the first few years.
Some attacks are still making news, and system administrators are still paying the price. The Kevin Mitnicks and John Drapers that made history have largely settled down and today's security experts find themselves facing a less virulent but much more massive threat.