wheel - 6:43 pm on Jan 26, 2011 (gmt 0)
hackers are criminal. It's not cool of any kind.
You may think it's a simple defacement. For people with 'real' websites, being hacked can cause days of downtime and thousands of $'s in hard costs at a minimum.
If you're in the camp that hacking shouldn't be illegal, why don't you offer to pay the consulting bill I had to pay last time one of my sites got hacked?
Geesh, that's like saying if I graffiti spray paint and an obscene message all over your store front but don't steal anything, well, no harm done.
And I'm not the only one that feels that way. Most lawmakers in most countries seem to feel that way too. That's why there's laws against this kind hacking. It's against the law for a reason. I hope they make an example out of the guy, send him to prison for a long long time.