I suppose I can kinda see the motivation from a "mental masturbation" point-of-view, but, really, can't they find something more useful and/or creative to do with their time and intelligence?
I mean the "crackivists", the sleazy website operators, and the sleazy website's customers, the lot of them. Go and do something positive for humanity, FFS.
(And I don't mean go and shine laser pointers at self-driving cars either. Jeez, you guys!)