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A Short History on: 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. 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. A whistle from a Cap n' Crunch box was used to make free long distance phone calls. 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 NASA US NAVY US AIR FORCE 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 spam originates here. than $100 to learn. Brazil is 3rd with 6.8%. The schools have been linked to attacks against Google and the UŠ government. 9. WORLDWIDE, HACKERS HAVE STOLEN AN ESTIMATED $1 TRILLION IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. $4 BILLION $1 BILLION Hacking costs the US $4 billion a year in damages. 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 OE 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% hacked unhacked 81% 17% 13. THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE HIRES 250 HACKERS PER YEAR TO HELP DEFEND THE US FROM CYBER THREATS. THE AVERAGE POWER PLANT RECEIVES 12. THOUSANDS OF HACK ATTEMPTS A YEAR. 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. /technolou/news/729461o/Cybarattacla-copt-tusine -an cOMd -taed-acte-cli-facebook-lagin-derals-25584 thremlevel/2dta/as/p-emnchg/ TAINmtn/m /inquirer/newe/ogs4/d tactng-echoel tech Cto/ tode10-mpa-common-ecutty newa/wticle-1204641/Mew0-cards-uppotedunforgeable- Goramad-Dafanse-Saying-OreSep-Ahead w2010/042910-ght-o-otnuk gln Sovarchhvem/bo/01/hacdng-powernhbmi

A Short History on: Hacking

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This infographic shows in detail the history of hacking. The term 'Hacker' was invented by the famous mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. and you might remember him from the movie 'A Beautiful Mind' in...





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