I was reading SANS NewsBites, a weekly email newsletter describing significant news around information security.  I came across this article summary about a "security researcher" who got a light jail sentence after hacking into several organizations' systems without invitation.  One of the editors, Marcus Ranum, author of The Myth of Homeland Security, added a comment that is pretty rarely heard in the IT security community.  I'm not allowed to quote, but to summarize, his point was that the IT security community still glorifies & legitimizes criminals & miscreants and as a result we keep creating more of them.