Either we are aware or not, we are ruled by human ethics. We are judged by what is seem as right or wrong. Even if we deem or assume our motives as right if they are done in an unethical way, they are still considered wrong. For example in computer ethics, when hackers are caught, they often argue that they actually did a service to the organization whose system they accessed without permission; now they say, the organization knows its system has a weak point, and it can take proper steps to improve security. Is this valid claim or not?
Now, to answer this question, let us consider some of the Ten Commandments for computer ethics that are involved. First, “Thou shalt not interfere with other people’s computer work”, and, “Thou shalt not snoop around in other people’s files” The two commandments are obvious statements that intruding files or work by certain people is a violation of certain guiding percepts or norms applied in regulating the use of computers and its applications. Even though they claim that it is for the improvement of the organization, they still have no consent. Some information are confidential and fundamental that they must be shared only to authorized person. Hackers are not those people who were granted those rights, and also since they are not part of a certain agreement, everyone involved are really not that sure of their motives, if they really can cause harm or not; because in the first place, if there are problems in the organization’s system, they are not the assigned person concerned to fix them. Rights are not bestowed to them and what they do is considered as violation of rights and good conduct accepted by norms.W