Hacktivism, a phenomenon specific to the digital age, represents the subversive use of computers and computer networks. The term was coined by the Cult of the Dead Cow in 1994.
Hacktivists represent a broad range of personalities and goals. They’ve recently played a greater role in the collective conscious as cyber attacks at banks and governments become a more regular occurrence.
1. Edward Snowden
President Obama once said of Edward Snowden: “I’m not going to be scrambling jets to get a 29-year-old hacker.”
Edward Snowden became notorious after blowing the whistle on mass surveillance in the United States and abroad. It’s [...]
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 [...]
One of the foremost computer science and engineering schools, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ranked at the very end of 485 colleges and universities analyzed and graded for IT security risks in a security benchmarking study.
In a press release, The 2015 Higher Education Security Report, conducted by security firm SecurityScorecard revealed several renowned universities to perform miserably in their overall security framework on the Internet.
Using a network of internet sensors and tools to benchmark the overall security awareness and posture of organizations, SecurityScorecard published the ‘Higher Education Security Report’, covering nearly 500 [...]
There are many notable hackers around the world. We at Hacked have put together a list of the 10 most notorious hackers of all time.1. Jonathan James
Known as “comrade” by many online, 15-year-old Jonathan James was the first juvenile convicted and jailed in the United States for hacking. James hacked into companies like Bell South, as well as the Miami-Dade school system and the Department of Defense in 1999. He gained access to information like the source code responsible for operating the International Space Station.
Once NASA detected the breach, the space agency shut down their computers for three weeks, apparently losing an estimated $41,000. [...]