Recent events in the security industry have caused multiple groups to cry foul and claim that many so called hackers have sold out. A war of words has errupted between those crying foul and those who have apparently sold out. Most recently, Gweeds presented a talk at H2K2 that touched on many nerves when he pointed fingers at specific people in the security industry.
While the talk given by Gweeds was based mostly on made up stories and FUD he touched on some points that deserve a bit of attention. Additionally, the articles written in The Register by Thomas Greene points out that the media in general has a responsibility to verify facts -- somthing does not seem to be hapenning.
The talk presented by hellNbak will address these issues along with some of the dirty little secrets in the security industry. In general, Hackers hack for the quest of knowledge and the ability to be places that others cannot go. Based on this, Hacktivism, cyberterrorism, and selling out is a myth and until hackers are hacking for a real cause it always will be.