Security Company Reports Tween Hackers

By on 02-22-2013

According to The Telegraph, children may be doing more than just playing online games; there's evidence that they could be hacking them as well. The online news site reported the results of an AVG study that revealed malware uncharacteristic of more experienced hackers. The security firm cited one example of a program that collected usernames and passwords from players of the online game Runescape. The program contained information that led researchers directly to an 11-year old boy in Canada.

Chief Technology Officer at AVG says this should be a warning to parents of tech-savvy kids, calling for them to teach their children the difference between right and wrong in the real world and in the virtual one. What do you think? Is anti-hacking instruction really necessary, and if so, how do we go about it?