To many, BlackBerry is just doing its part in helping to capture some of the hundreds of vandals and looters who attacked shops across Britain last week by handing over information recorded on BlackBerry Messenger. To hacker group TeaMp0isoN, however, it’s a different story. The group recently defaced Blackberry’s blog in protest and threatened the release of sensitive information belonging to RIM (Blackberry’s developer), if the company made true on its government promise.
There seems to be little proof that TeaMp0isoN actually holds any of the sensitive data which it claims to. But the attack does serve as one more example that hackers aren’t necessarily in it for the money anymore, but are increasingly causing disruptions based on ideological grounds.