Sep 01 2008

Chinese hacker more popular than university president…wins 92% approval rating!

Published by at 6:51 am under Uncategorized

Breaking!! Double-edged sword turns out to be…well, double-edged.  A Chinese hacker broke into the Tsinghua University website and left a stinging rebuke of the education system under the university president’s name.  Turned out to be hugely popular, go figure.

GOOD: Standing army ready to fight all your political battles abroad

BAD: Same standing army ready to take you to task domestically

The Web site of the elite Tsinghua University, considered as competitive as Beijing University and even superior in the sciences, was victimized by hackers recently. An article purporting to express the views of the university’s president, Gu Binglin, criticized China’s university education system in harsh and even dirty terms. The majority of Chinese netizens expressed support and understanding toward this unidentified hacker, however.

Throw the hacker in jail? With a 92% approval rating, the university’s president should have kept his mouth shut and hired the kid as a speechwriter.

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Chinese hacker more popular than university president…wins 92% approval rating!”

  1. Eastwoodon 01 Sep 2008 at 7:18 pm

    hacking for a cause — I like it

  2. CBRP1R8on 02 Sep 2008 at 6:06 am

    hactivism has increased quite a lot over the last several years. There are many groups both on the offensive and defensive side of hactivism. Looking at the most recent case of course is the cyber-war btwn Georgia and Russia.

    Hack 4 Fun! Hacking for a cause always leads to trouble!


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