Hacking can pay. Just ask Iraqi-born hacker Mustafa Al-Bassam who was sentenced to 20 months in prison for computer misuse. Secure Trading, a processing firm based in London’s Canary Wharf, has hired him to act as a security advisor, according to Business Insider.
Al-Bassam — who reportedly hacked Sony, FBI affiliate Infragard, and fox.com — will act as a security advisor on Secure Trading’s technology and services, including a blockchain research project called “Trustery.”Working With Top Management
Al-Bassam will work alongside senior management, including Kobus Paulsen, chairman and founder, Ian Hughes, chief technology officer, and Gerald [...]
Want to get caught up real quick on the history of hacking? This article on the 10 most notorious hacking groups of all time will help you. Don’t forget to check out our article on the 10 most notorious hackers of all time.1. Lizard Squad
Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for the cyber attacks on Malaysia Airlines which resulted in website visitors being redirected to a page which read “404 – plane not found,” as well as a DDoS attack on Facebook which downed the popular social media network. Facebook denied being hacked. Malaysia Airlines claimed that they had not been hacked and that their domain had only been temporarily redirected elsewhere. They’ve also [...]
Remember CISPA, the draconian law and cousin to SOPA and PIPA, which would give the US government unprecedented control over that champion of intellectual freedom, the Internet? Well, thanks to the recent antics of hacker group Lizard Squad and the government’s insistence that these actions were actually those of “rogue state” North Korea, CISPA is being re-introduced by Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee.