Article Query: Hacking
October 6, 2011

As we read and discuss the subject of computer hacking and related nefarious uses of the Internet, we focus for the most part on the Information Technology and Information Security side of the topic.  There is another side, however, one dealing with the moral and ethical aspects of hacking, approached from a religious viewpoint to [...]

September 10, 2011

As reported across several media outlets, a group of so-called hackers, calling themselves the “Script Kiddies”, successfully hacked the Twitter account of NBC News.  In a public display of pure ignorance, the hackers began posting news updates of a new terrorist attack involving aircraft hijackings, and planes hitting the Ground Zero site in New York [...]

September 5, 2011

It is no secret that cyber attacks are growing in complexity and severity.  In August of this year, a malware-powered cyber-reconnaissance attack, dubbed Operation Shady RAT, was reported by McAfee.  The cyber attack had been ongoing since 2006, and claimed victims across a wide spectrum of Internet connected organizations, including government agencies in the United [...]

August 23, 2011

A relatively new hacker web site has cropped up, but this time it’s less about hacking and more about competition… sort of.  RankMyHack.com is a web site where hackers can compete amongst one another for ranking as the top hacker.  This is accomplished by earning points for the number and size of the success hacks [...]

August 15, 2011

As hacking groups such as Anonymous and LulzSec continue to make headlines, many of us in the Information Security field can only sit back and shake our heads.  The large number of successful system breaches, web site defacements, and the publication of confidential data is not at all surprising, and for the most part was [...]

July 6, 2011

The announcement this week that a team of hackers have began to target the members of another hacking group has put an interesting spin on recently publicized cyber attacks against several organizations.  A group calling themselves the “A-Team” have targeted the members of LulzSec—a group claiming responsibility for many of the latest successful security beaches–in [...]