I think that is a result of some dangerous half knowledge. It's like with a companie's president you try to explain to what switches are and how they work. They have no real understanding of what's going on but they heard something about it somewhere.
Why I say that?
I think some stuff got mixed up in the process in trying to understand what's going on.Those activities include port scanning, hijacking computers, and the compilation and publication of Whois lookups without authorization from Network Solutions