Hackers are a focus to be recon with. There are both good and bad parts to it but for this post I would focus more on the positive side of things. Hacktivism can be used to expose critical information that is being help back from the public. People with power do not agree with the hacktivism culture. Or at least those who have something to hide and is not happy when they are brought to light. Basically hackers are whistle-blowers, however sometimes the people you expose are so corrupted that things ends weirdly.
The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, was being exposed for a large sum of $700 million that had been deposited into his personal account. The government has called the money they received as “political donations” from Middle Eastern. When further information is requested about the funds, no additional information is release. Najib had also sacked his attorney general and deputy prime minister after the incident. He had also made several other moves that caused the investigation to go stale.
Najib is also part of the 1MDB which is supposedly used to help Malaysians which are not doing financial well. Billions of dollars has went missing through overseas deals and the company is not going through massive debts.
Coming back to the topic, the whistle-blower has ended up being charged. Sometimes exposing is really not enough to bring justice to people. At the end of the day it’s all about connections. Who you know can help you get away with a lot of things. What has this world become?