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Yet another glorified bad behavior

“The author of the first iPhone worm “iKee” has been given a job with Australian iPhone app developer Mogeneration” [Read SC]

We’ve heard similar story early this year when the author of Twitter worm “Mikkey” landed a job  at exqSoft Solutions.

“adolescents engage in bad behaviour because they find benefits — such as the immediate gratification of peer acceptance — are worth the risks.”  as published in journal Psychological Science.

This trend tends to justify that crimes in the public interest are not prosecuted but instead glorified?

Glorifying Bad Behavior

From today’s news “Twitter worm author gets a job at exqSoft Solutions

We often heard this kind of news from celebrities (hollywood stars, sports and social networks like youtube) but not for people commiting cyber crime. This is an alarming trend.

I’ve immediately searched if there’s a psychology research on this area, and here’s interesting info I’ve got:

“adolescents engage in bad behaviour because they find benefits — such as the immediate gratification of peer acceptance — are worth the risks.”  as published in journal Psychological Science.

No doubt, the 17 yrs old Twitter worm/spreader author landed a job. 

In Information Security this is absolutely not acceptable. Imagine an additional attack vector coming from this stream?