I was somewhat hopeful because I know the technical advisor on the film is actually very knowledgeable and experienced in hacking & security. However, this hope was tempered by the fact that Hollywood's treatment of hacking is almost always ridiculous.
There are people who believe that the character in the movie is not suitable for these kinds of films. Take it from these guys:
Film was boring/nonsensical. Gratuitous hacker lingo thrown in to try to give it credibility but came off as just showing off #BlackHatMovie
— Kim Zetter (@KimZetter) January 14, 2015
There is something about the way a shootout goes down in a Michael Mann film that puts a smile on my face. #BlackHatMovie
— Joe Friar (@joefriar) January 14, 2015
#BlackHatMovie is about what happens when Thor uses "Mjölnir" as the password for all his devices.
— Ryan McGee (@TVMcGee) January 12, 2015