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History of Hacking

A SHORT HISTORY ON: HACKING Hacking has been around as long as computers as a way to reconfigure or reprogram a system to give access to someone who otherwise shouldn't have that access. In the media any electronics manipulation is often referred to as hacking, though "cracking" may often be more appropriate. Thanks to hacking, computer geeks can be cool and dangerous. 1. THE TERM HACKER WAS COINED BY JOHN NASH, THE FAMOUS MATHEMATICIAN. (RUSSELL CROWE FROM A BEAUTIFUL MIND). NASH CROWE It was an insult, meant to describe someone who used a quick, elaborate solution to sidestep a problem. 3. 2 ONE OF THE FIRST TECHNOLOGY HACKS WAS DISCOVERED IN 1972. IAN MURPHY WAS THE FIRST HACKER TO BE CONVICTED ON FELONY CHARGES. A whistle from a Cap n' Crunch box was used to make free long distance phone calls. He hacked AT&T in 1981 and changed the clocks, allowing people to get late- night discounts during midday and higher rates when they called at night. The whistle's frequency allowed access the phone company's internal authorization system. at&t 4 KEVIN MITNICK WAS AT ONE TIME THE MOST WANTED HACKER IN THE US. WANTED BY US MARSHALS Hacked into: DEC, IBM, PACIFIC BELL IBM Prosecutors believed he could launch a nuclear weapon by whistling into a pay phone. 5 GARY MCKINNON PERFORMED THE LARGEST MILITARY HACK OF ALL TIME. HE SAYS HE WAS LOOKING FOR EVIDENCE OF A UFO COVER UP. In 2001 and 2002, he hacked: NASA, US Army, Navy, Air Force, Dept. of Defense (Total damages: $800,000) US ARMY DEPT.OF DEFENSE US NAVY US AIR FORCE NASA NASA U.S.ARMY 6. ALBERT GONZALEZ RECEIVED THE LARGEST JAIL SENTENCE FOR HACKING IN US HISTORY. VISA Prison Term: He stole 200 million credit 20 YEARS and debit card numbers. MasterCard $200 million in damages. VIRTUAL HACKING SCHOOLS IN 8. CHINA GENERATE $40 MILLION 7. THE US HAS THE MOST HACKED COMPUTERS THAT SPREAD SPAM. EACH YEAR IN REVENUE. 13.1% of the world's India is 2nd with 7.3%. Students pay less than $100 to learn. spam originates here. Brazil is 3rd with 6.8%. The schools have been linked to attacks against Google and the US government. 9. WORLDWIDE, HACKERS HAVE STOLEN AN ESTIMATED $1 TRILLION IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. $4 BILLION Hacking costs the US $4 billion a year in damages. $1 BILLION It costs China $1 billion a year. In 2009, 43% of 2,100 businesses JU. surveyed by Symantec had lost proprietary info to hackers. 1. A SURVEY OF IT PROFESSIONALS II. REVEALED 1/3 OF COMPANIES DEAL WITH HACKING ON A DAILY BASIS. 81% of professionals admit their systems are vulnerable. are successful. 17% of those hacks Total # hacked out of 2,100: 43% 57% unhacked hacked 81% 17% 13. THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE HIRES THE AVERAGE POWER PLANT RECEIVES 12. THOUSANDS OF HACK ATTEMPTS A YEAR. 250 HACKERS PER YEAR TO HELP DEFEND THE US FROM CYBER THREATS. Hackers attempt to commit acts of terrorism and extort money. 250 Millions are extorted every year. Social networking facebook 14. IN 2009, THE PENTAGON SPENT $6 BILLION IN COMPUTER SECURITY. 15. sites like: ARE SOME OF THE MOST COMMONLY HACKED IN THE WORLD THE PENTAGON It will be $15-$30 billion per year 15 $30 billion INFO within the next Hackers target personal information, like phone numbers, from profiles. 5 years. hechnsiomudnag/220461ovCyer-attacla-cont ne an SOMG an-tatec-hacites-tacebook-lagindals-25584 Shthremlevel/2dto/as/-enancing m/artertanment/mov/tranaformers-bay-interview.em Vinquirer/new15aois/chinauttactg-choel tech to/ tode0-mpat-common-atcutty nantarticle-1204641/ewD-card-ppoedunforgesble Coeramad-Datanea-Oe-rep-Ahead am/neas/2010/04210-gh-ot-otan egtwan Sarchhven/bol/01/hacdng-aowernhbmi

History of Hacking

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Hacking has been around as long as computers as a way to reconfigure or reprogram a system to give access to someone who otherwise shouldn't have that access.


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