So some dude was caught hacking and he committed suicide because he was facing something close to life in prison... The concern that I have is that hackers may not have an objective view of what they are up against... I am not in favor of encouraging them to engage in a war of futility... If you really want to hack the web, I would suggest that your first priority is to sanction a significant chunk of the power grid... The point is not to undermine the integrity of the power grid but if you control some aspect of the power grid then the power grid may engage quid pro quo to help you achieve your objectives against the government.