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Kevin Mitnick: the computer-break-in artist

Kevin Mitnick: the computer-break-in artist

Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. Security experts often refer to him as the “The World’s Most Wanted Hacker”. Indeed, the US Feds took almost three years to catch him. How he did managed to do that? Let’s explore his story, then! Hacking activity Grown up in Los Angeles, Mitnick wanted to become a magician. When he learned how to make phone calls with a little blue box, he became curious about comms. This also included how phone systems work and ultimately hacked phone companies systems to learn more. Hacking into corporate networks and stealing data landed the teenager in jail. Indeed, he stole computer handbooks […]

Take a hacker seriously: the story of Raphael Grey

Take a hacker seriously: the story of Raphael Grey

You will take a hacker seriously after reading the story of Raphael Grey. Raphael Grey managed to hack several e-commerce sites, accessing the customers’ credit card data for a month in 2000 at the age of 18. This hack allowed him to steal several million dollars before he was arrested by the British police and the American FBI at his home in rural Wales on March 23, 2000. Prior to his arrest, Grey posted thousands of payment data on the web to highlight the inherent weaknesses of the e-commerce sites of the time. Today we explore the activities of the best known hackers in the history of computer science, known […]

COVID-19 vaccine: beware of phishing

COVID-19 vaccine: beware of phishing

Have you received a strange e-mail about COVID-19, offering you various solutions to buy an under-the-counter vaccine currently in distribution? Think twice before clicking on any link. In addition to trying to sell fake Covid-19 drugs and vaccines, hackers are using the latest news as bait for their phishing campaigns. Threat intelligence analysts have warned that cybercriminals are taking advantage of developments on the COVID vaccine distribution campaign to give rise to insidious malspam campaigns. The threats What threats are we talking about? These phishing campaigns contain a myriad of malicious files. We have singled out: .EXE with the name “Download_Covid 19 New approved vaccines.23.07.2020.exe” which, once clicked, will install […]

Cybersecurity & Cyberattacks: a Hand-In-Hand Development Through The Years

Cybersecurity & Cyberattacks: a Hand-In-Hand Development Through The Years

Cybersecurity & Cyberattacks are concepts that developped hand-in-hand. Let’s discover how! Cybersecurity & Cyberattacks: the birth of Internet The birth of the internet and the digital era brought to the light the theme of “cybersecurity”, that over the past years gained more and more importance. Security, indeed, has always been a challenge for IT people and corporate organizations alike since the launching of the first internet network, ARPAnet. During the seventies, the first viruses appeared in this web, that was developed for military purposes and that later on  became a universal  tool. Robert Thomas was the engineer who developed the first malware called “creeper”. He realized that it was possible […]

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