As our bandwidth increased so did the tools and the ease. But so did the other defensive technology. It really seems to have grown together. Is it easier now to hack? Yes and No. Sure if you find someone with an old system. If you have any high bandwidth its too easy! On the other hand, its getting harder to breach servers if the admin will just take the time to implement the most basic stuff, its amazing how it can harden a system form 90% of the attackers out there. So far I would say the worst admins out there seem to be those in charge of universities. Sorry to say that but I am just being honest from my experience. I have yet to see a school I cant breach when I am asked to! Usually it’s the simplest stuff. I don’t mean to hurt any feelings here but that honestly has been my experience! Edu people please harden your networks!
Any way, its fascinating to me to watch the growth of bandwidth and how hacking evolves at the same pace.