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Heroes and villains of hacking industry – NY discusses

Sony Pictures confirmed this week that almost 40,000 users have fallen victim to personal data loss, following a major cyber attack on the company's website. RT has asked New York residents about being potential victims of hackers.

No one seems to be safe from hackers’ attacks these days, not even the FBI. But are these cyber punks heroes or villains?

Technically speaking, they are heroes,” a passerby in New York told Lori “The Resident” Harfenist. ”They are upfront of all the security systems.

There are hackers who are fighting for some kind of ideology and hackers who are just doing illegal activities,” another local said. “I don’t think you can make any kind of romantic about hackers.