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Military personnel data hacked for 'fun'

Military personnel data hacked for 'fun' | Hackers | Scoop.it
A lone hacker stole the personal details of thousands of Australian military staff during an audacious attack he conducted "for fun".
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Profile: Gary McKinnon

Profile: Gary McKinnon | Hackers | Scoop.it
Profile of Gary McKinnon, a British hacker whose extradition to the US for breaking into military and Nasa computers has been blocked..
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U.S. Military's Elite Hacker Crew

The armed forces assembles a clandestine cadre of hackers capable of launching cyberwar against enemy networks. By John Lasker.
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Man charged with hacking Carly Rae Jepsen’s computer

Man charged with hacking Carly Rae Jepsen’s computer | Hackers | Scoop.it
A man has been charged with hacking into Mission-born pop star Carly Rae Jepsen’s computer and stealing digital photos. Christopher David Long appeared in B.C.
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Hackers (1995)

Hackers (1995) | Hackers | Scoop.it
Directed by Iain Softley. With Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Jesse Bradford, Matthew Lillard. A young boy is arrested by the US Secret Service for writing a computer virus and is banned from using a computer until his 18th birthday...
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Hackers use government jobs site to steal your data - Channel 4 News

Hackers use government jobs site to steal your data - Channel 4 News | Hackers | Scoop.it
A new government jobs website has been described as a "scammer's paradise" as a Channel 4 News investigation reveals major security flaws.
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Hackers: Wizards of the Electronic Age

Steve Wozniak, Andy Hertzfeld, Bill Atkinson, Lee Felsenstein, Richard Stallman, Richard Greenblatt, Steven Levy and others. Hackers is a classic documentary...
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Legendary white-hat hacker Kristin Paget hired by Apple | Electronista

Legendary white-hat hacker Kristin Paget hired by Apple | Electronista | Hackers | Scoop.it
Microsoft employee and white-hat hacker Kristin Paget is now reportedly working at Apple as an operating system security researcher, according to reports. As of September, her LinkedIn profile declares her as a Core OS Security Researcher at Apple.
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Hackers Hold Australian Medical Center's Records for Ransom - Bloomberg

An Australian medical center is facing the possibility that its patients' electronic medical records may be locked away forever after hackers broke int...
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Hacker (computer security) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In the computer security context, a hacker is someone who seeks and exploits weaknesses in a computer or computer network. Hackers may be motivated by a multitude of reasons, such as profit, protest, or challenge.[1] The subculture that has evolved around hackers is often referred to as the computer underground but it is now an open community.[2] While other uses of the word hacker exist that are not related to computer security, such as referring to someone with an advanced understanding of computers and computer networks,[3] they are rarely used in mainstream context. They are subject to the long standing hacker definition controversy about the true meaning of the term hacker. In this controversy, the term hacker is reclaimed by computer programmers who argue that someone breaking into computers is better called a cracker,[4] not making a difference between computer criminals (black hats) and computer security experts (white hats).[5] Some white hat hackers claim that they also deserve the title hacker, and that only black hats should be called crackers.

Bruce Sterling traces part of the roots of the computer underground to the Yippies, a 1960s counterculture movement which published the Technological Assistance Program (TAP) newsletter.[citation needed]TAP was a phone phreaking newsletter that taught the techniques necessary for the unauthorized exploration of the phone network. Many people from the phreaking community are also active in the hacking community even today, and vice versa.[citation needed]

Several subgroups of the computer underground with different attitudes use different terms to demarcate themselves from each other, or try to exclude some specific group with which they do not agree. Eric S. Raymond (author of The New Hacker's Dictionary) advocates that members of the computer underground should be called crackers. Yet, those people see themselves as hackers and even try to include the views of Raymond in what they see as one wider hacker culture, a view harshly rejected by Raymond himself. Instead of a hacker/cracker dichotomy, they give more emphasis to a spectrum of different categories, such as white hat, grey hat, black hat and script kiddie. In contrast to Raymond, they usually reserve the term cracker for more malicious activity. According to (Clifford R.D. 2006) a cracker or cracking is to "gain unauthorized access to a computer in order to commit another crime such as destroying information contained in that system".[6] These subgroups may also be defined by the legal status of their activities.[7]

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