Arrest Shines Light on Shadowy Community of Good, Bad Hackers
Hutchins’ arrest “might actually drive certain security researchers further underground,” said John Dickson of Denim Group, a security consultancy.
“I know several security researchers from Europe, whom I consider on the ‘white hat’ side of the house, who will no longer travel to the US to be on the safe side.”
Holland of Digital Shadows added that it may lead to “strains in the security community, and it could make people more circumspect about who they may collaborate with.”
Scott said the arrest may be counterproductive for cybersecurity because hackers like Hutchins help expose security flaws in order to fix them.
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