I don't really trust any article in which a journalist and a hacker, especially a teenage one, interact. What you get is what the often-clueless journalist thinks that the limited-world-view teenager thinks of the world in general. That make's it a second-hand view of the world, right?
In any case, here's a third-hand view of the world (a journalist interviews a guy who has talked to actual hackers!). Take it with a grain of salt.