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Composition II Position Paper Final Draft Hackers cost governments corporations and even normal people billions of dollars per year You might ask sure there are those out there for profit but what about the college student who was just doing it for fun Profit or fun its still theft In some cases theft of money in others theft of information Just because a person uses a computer should not impact the severity of their punishment A murderers punishment is not affected by which weapon he chooses to employ so why should a thiefs punishment be affected Usually information is stolen for the express purpose of making money either directly or through the sale of the information obtained or by blackmail In todays fast-paced computerized world knowledge is indeed power Through the miracle of the Internet information can be shared and accessed around the globe instantaneously At any given time millions of peoples credit card numbers social security numbers and other private data are flying through phone lines near your house The downside to this technological marvel that we all use whether we know it or not is that thieves disgruntled network administrators and other unsavory characters can make an easy living off of the Internet maybe even stealing from you How Its all in a days work for them One Russian hacker spent a few years bleeding money from the Citibank corporation here in the states from his cozy little house in Russia His labor was rewarded with 104 million dollars in several bank accounts around the world Unfortunately for him his labor was also rewarded with arrest Caryl par 2 However even though he committed the crime many years ago he is still in Russia awaiting extradition Because of the slow response of the bureaucracy Russia has bred many hackers Caryl par 7 Russian hackers do not tamper with systems in Russia because the Police take swift and vicious revenge for such actions
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