Yeah and when the professionals take someones money and don't actually do anything?
What about when a company acts out of line and doesn't even encrypt passwords and ignores MANY demands to change that?
Hacking skills is the reason you have a computer to type on...
remember him....yeah that's a blue box.
Stop telling people to stop feeling how they feel El dictator...If they didn't want change....they wouldn't disclose their bounty and method of getting it to the world. What they did ENSURES change.
They're not hackers, they're crackers, and most of what they do is DDoS which is barely that.
They are also definitely not revolutionaries, which is what you're making them out to seem. You think they do any of this for the public good? If so you're obviously missing something because even they admit they do it for 'the lulz'. They're a group that wants to attention whore for the media.
If they were truly trying to get change done, and not being a bunch of dickbags they'd have alerted media that they had the database and not have released it. By releasing it they've now risked that information to however many people download it.
Yes, Sony had an issue with their security measures, which was inexcusable, however you're obviously missing the fact that Corporations usually have a lot lost in translation between the different departments. A lowly IT will have to go through a long chain of command before any issue they've found gets back to someone who can actually authorize changes, and if that person doesn't understand the need then it gets throw to the side. Unless you can prove that it came down to money (eg they didn't fix the issue due to the cost), it is really nothing more than a serious oversight.
LulzSec on the other hand cracked into their server, took all the client information and then released it after they were unable to sell it. This same group has tried to sell information in the past (Chances are they also have used the information for fraud) and care nothing for what harm it does to others. They obviously don't give a damn for people because they continue to release more and more confidential information from multiple sites, and many of these have done nothing.