Debating the Motivating Factors for Hackers There is no shortage to the potential motivators of hackers; however, motives can be distinguished by the various roles that hackers assume. In the reading to follow, this researcher will present an assessment of Sarah Gordon’s interview regarding various perspectives pertaining to psychological differences between cybercriminals and traditional real world criminals. Additionally, a comparison of hackers versus virus writers and the various roles of hackers will be discussed. Lu, Polgar, Luo, & Cao (2010) hypothesized that computer security is not as much about the aspect of technology, instead it is more concerned with the mental and social science activities of the individuals who utilize computer technology. The authors supported this point of view by stating that computers only channel the transgressions of the individuals who exploit them.
Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-671-68322-5. * David H. Freeman & Charles C. Mann (1997). @ Large: The Strange Case of the World's Biggest Internet Invasion.
No one quite knows. So after that incident, the FED should and will take great measures to protect itself from cyber attacks. Let’s get an overview of what the Federal Reserve has to deal with: The history of cyber hacking and the many different types of hacking. A hacker is a person who looks to reveal problems in a computer system or network. Hackers might be motivated to do what they do because they could make a profit or they are protesting or it is just something they like to do.
These types of crimes have become a matter of importance for the consumers as well the business firms because it involves large eviction of the amount in terms of money. In these types of crimes, computer and Internet are the primary factor (Spinello, 2000). A high percentage of population is using computers in the Australia, United States as well as other developed nations. These people are much more connected with the world by the use of internet. They are using the computer for fun, business, e-commerce, e-marketing, etc.
http://itlaw.wikia.com/wiki/Computer_Fraud_and_Abuse_Act_of_1986. 2 Januarary 2014. 10 February 2014. PBS. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/hackers/blame/crimelaws.html.
“Computer Security and computer crimes” From Chapter 7, Case Studies in Information and computer ethics by Richard Spinello 6. Hacker Crackdown - By Bruce Sterling http://www.lysator.liu.se/etexts/hacker/ 7. Computer Hacking and Ethics by Brian Harvey http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~bh/hackers.html 8. Hacking: Ethical Issues of the Internet Revolution http://blacksun.box.sk/tutorials.php/id/155 9. Cyber-terrorism http://www-cs.etsu-tn.edu/gotterbarn/stdntppr/ 10.
Roush discusses the changing face of computer crime with the advent of the modem and stricter laws. The article touches on the effect these changes are having on hackers themselves, and the measures that are put in place to deal with the problem. It also explores the common ground which hackers and computer security experts agree on. In the 1960's the dictionary definition of a hacker was that of a "computer virtuoso". Hackers comprised of young, computer literate and rebellious gangs vying for the status symbol image and thrill of breaking into a computer network.
On the other hand hackers are an essential help when we are in trouble and someone needs to find info inside a cellphone to try and help if someone is missing. There are two kinds of hackers; the most familiar is described as a criminal, dangerous and devious. The other kind is not as familiar and behaves in more ethical ways. Background A hacker is defined as a computer enthusiast or a microcomputer user who attempts to gain unauthorized access to proprietary computer systems (dictionary.com). Another definition found Criminal Hacking Criminal Hackers terrorize the world using their computer skills to make viruses that can damage a computer.
Being that they make up the largest group, novice hackers have many sublevels. In his book Inside Internet Security: What Hackers Don’t Want You to Know, Jeff Crume defines a script kiddie as “a derogatory slang term for novice hackers who, lacking significant technical skills and imagination, rely entirely on attack tools (i.