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Top 5 Most Infamous Hackers

OF THE MOST INFAMOUS HACKERS & HACKING COLLECTIVES While technological advances continue to make our everyday lives a little bit easier, they also have opened up entirely new playgrounds for fraud, vandalism, and other cyber crimes for online hackers. These criminal activities make IT services and network security an absolute necessity for every modern business. AIS examines five of the most infamous computer hackers and hacker groups, the fallout of their actions, and several preventive measures that you can take to protect yourself from becoming a victim of hacking. But First, Here Are A Few Hack Facts: **** * * 10 minutes to crack a lowercase password that is 6 characters long. ** * **** * 3 years to crack if two extra letters are added and make a few of them uppercase. ** **** 44,530 years to crack if just one more character is added with some numbers and symbols. 73% of all Americans have fallen victim to some type of cyber crime. There is a 156-day lapse between the time a computer resource is compromised and the time the compromise is detected. That leaves your attacker almost half a year to rummage through your information. In a recent survey it was reported that 90% 77% of all businesses suffered some sort of computer hack over the past 12 months of these companies felt that they were successfully attacked several times over the same period of time. Over 27 million Americans have fallen victim to identity theft over the past five years. 9 million of them found their identities stolen in the past year alone. And the Award Goes To... Chaos Computer Club Location: Germany Details: The first cyberespionage case, in which U.S. national source code was hacked and sold to the Soviet KGB. Era: 1980s MilwOrm Location: New Zealand, Unite Kingdom, Russia, and United States Cybercrime: Hacking into the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in Mumbal, accessing anti-nuclear weapons agenda, stealing classifled files, and leaving an anti-nuclear message on the center's homepage Era: 1990s-2000s Anonymous Location: International Details: Well-publicized attacks on government, social, entertainment, and rellglous websites, supporting free speech and digital dissemination of information Era: Early 2000s Kevin "The Condor" Mitnick Location: United States Details: Bypassed several corporate security system, penetrating some of the most well-guarded systems including Sun Microsystems, Digital Equipment Corporation, Motorola, Netcom, and Nokia. Era: 1970-80s Max "Iceman" Butler Location: United States Cybercrime: Operated Carders Market, an online forum for hackers to exchange over 2 million credit card numbers and conduct $86 million in fraudulent charges Era: Early 2000s AIS Sources:,28804,2111975_2111976_2112122,00.html DATA EAERISE:ELAS CENTEN 3LIVICE designed by BRIM DA

Top 5 Most Infamous Hackers

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In the rise of the digital age, the Internet has opened up a whole new playground for criminals to explore. Cyber crime is rampant. A recent popular example of this is Target’s data breach tha...


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