What duolingo is to me- responding to hackers
Duolingo is a lot more than just a site to me. It's a community. So when someone threatens to hack duolingo, I get angry. I know you might think I'm giving the hackers what the want, but if you thumb this post up, then you agree with me- duolingo isn't a place for hackers, it's a place for learners with dedication. So thumb this comment up, and have a great day. =)
Real hackers don't threaten. They hack. Giving advance warning is contrary to their aims, as is undue attention. People who feel the need to make threats about hacking usually do so because they don't have the ability to succeed.
Attention seeking is not unique to wannabe hackers, of course.
Common sense, and 'The Art of War'. :)
Burglars don't inform you of a burglary before they do it. Muggers don't let you know a day in advance. Hackers don't email people with their plans.
In any attack, giving a target time to prepare reduces your chances of success. Hackers who notify their targets are bad hackers.
Also, many people who make threats do so because they are powerless to carry them out yet still wish to feel powerful.