Andy, a sec-admin have infiltrated some groups of script-kiddies who phreaking conference phone lines and starting som Ddos-attacking. This NewsForge-pick is telling the story and getting a brief look into the life of the script-kiddies.
"most virus creators are typical for their age, are on good terms with friends and family and are often contributors to their local community. [...]teenagers became virus writers because they saw creating such programs as a technical challenge. [...]Others write viruses because their friends tinker with technology and it is just another way of exploring what can be done with computers. For some groups writing and releasing a virus is an act of protest". The words are from Sarah Gordon, a researcher and maybe the most well-informed expert on the psychology of the virus-writer. Though she have somewhat dull "adult" views on the hacker- and viruswriting communities it's interesting to read her views.