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Up close and personal with Mikko Hypponen

Up close and personal with Mikko Hypponen | Finland | Scoop.it
From a young boy who wrote computer games, he is now playing the role of a hero who fights against malware.

 

WHILE most Malaysians were still in bed at 4.42am, June 14 last year, Mikko Hypponen sent out this little tweet that became the week's most-talked about event: “Anonymous plans an attack against Malaysian Government website.”

The pony-tailed Hypponen, who is the chief research officer (CRO) at Helsinki, Finland-based computer security firm F-Secure, was the first to sound the alarm that “hacktivist” group Anonymous will launch “Operation Malaysia” the next evening...

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Mikko Hypponen: Fighting viruses, defending the net | Video on TED.com

TED Talks It's been 25 years since the first PC virus (Brain A) hit the net, and what was once an annoyance has become a sophisticated tool for crime and espionage.
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HS: Nokia getting new chairman

HS: Nokia getting new chairman | Finland | Scoop.it
Risto Siilasmaa, founder of computer security software company F-Secure, is
taking over as the head of Nokia's board from longtime chairman Jorma
Ollila, writes the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat on Thursday.
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Fight cybercrime, but keep the net free

Fight cybercrime, but keep the net free | Finland | Scoop.it
Geography used to matter in crime....

 

Editor's note: Mikko Hypponen is an expert on cybercrime and chief research officer at F-Secure Corporation in Helsinki, Finland. TED is a nonprofit organization dedicated to "Ideas worth spreading," which it distributes on its website.

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