With computers on the rise, and the government converting to computers, the government needed a way to discourage and prosecute someone that damaged or gained access to the government’s information, and any other kind of computer. This law was also made to protect any kind of businesses computers or servers. The CFAA also is considered a net that Congress throws all the bad fish in. Including “fraud, hacking, piracy, DOS (Denial of Service) attacks, trafficking passwords, (selling, stealing, and buying passwords), and distributing malicious code.” To summarize the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act it protects “anything that connects to the internet”. Computers were on the rise (being used more often), and so were computer crimes.
One example of bad hackers is what happened worldwide to Target companies. Target was hacked and millions of people’s credit card information was stolen (Riley, 2014). Many people think that the ones that hacked target hacked it because target gave away information, in reality they were as victim as the ones who’s information was stolen (Riley, 2014). Someone installed malware in Target's security and payme... ... middle of paper ... ...whitehat-hacker-goes-too-far-gets-raided-by-fbi-tells-all/ Gold, S. (2014). Get your head around hacker psychology.
Myth of the Hacker The 1960s hacker, a term that was originally a referent to a good person with computer wizardry, has come full circle into the 1990s. Through media representations and the formation of hacker icons, modern hackers are mythologized as the good hacker. The original hackers of MIT belonged to a group of privileged individuals; they operated during a time when computers were not a household item. Hacking, for this generation, began as an intellectual pursuit as well as a way to pull elaborate pranks. The progression of hacking was limited because computer networking had not been completely implemented into society.
Also governments are in the scope of some hacker protester groups such as RedHack in Turkey and Anonymous. These hackers groups had hacked some of the governments systems and stole data as a protest. To conclude, in the world we live in computers, mobile phones, TV’s, network connections are in everywhere. These beautiful technology products threats privacy of the data. Hackers could easily own our private data by hacking but on the other hand hacking is an excellent way to find & fix vulnerabilities and build stronger defense systems.
Different issues regarding hacking are discussed, such as the motivations that were behind guiding hackers who were at first computer professional to perform unauthorized activities, at the same time a discussion about the types of attacks can be found. The society response to hacking attacks lacks till this moment the ability to stop or completely prevent attacks from happening because as long as security tools are developed, more sophisticated hacking attacks are invented. That’s why we should start to think about hacker’s psychology as the main way to prevent and stop attacks by understanding their needs or desires. Introduction The Oxford English Dictionary defines hacking as “cut or chop roughly; mangle: cut (one’s way)”… to its present definition as “gain unauthorized access (to data in a computer)”. Banks (1997:11) defines hacking as “something that boring mainframe computer operators did to improve performance and battle boredom.” Here banks focuses on boredom as the reason of hacking.
A hacker is a hacker and seen as a criminal in the eyes of the law. Any true hackers should seek knowledge in a better manner. Many ex-hackers have found jobs as security advisors for large corporations. A possible solution to stopping the widespread computer underground would be to offer more courses in school relating to networking and system security. This would not only teach students system analysis, but also ethics.
So we called the Company and found that our computer had been hacked into. And the so called hacker purchased items on our account number. And we found that the hacker gained entry by a message that I had opened . So we ended up paying only a thousand dollars out of almost six-thousand dollars worth of goods purchased on America Online. I want to do my research paper on Cyber Terrorism because I want to stress to people that this is a big problem and will become worse in the future since everything is being done in Cyber Space these days.
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.
Most of the times, the reasons people decide to become black hat hackers are financial gain, trying to damage the image of a certain politician or because they want to be well known by society. Even hacking can be used to fight a war, for example some hackers targeted the Iranian nuc... ... middle of paper ... ... of this events, there have been many discussions wether the government should control the internet in order to prevent protests and riots. In the example above, the internet was used for an unethical cause. Internet was used to coordinate and motivate people to cause commotion among the citizens. The dilemma now is how we protect the internet from these unethical usages.
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