Archive for 2011/07/10
Since the earliest days of networked computing, hackers have sought to show their expertise by exposing vulnerable data systems. Baker says this form of hacking had subsided a few years ago “because it was not cool anymore.” Now, however, it appears to be on the rise with a harsher edge. “The mentality seems less about fun and getting your badge to be a hacker; this seems to have maliciousness to it.”Posted: 2011/07/10 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Public Policy
UK calls for tougher cybercrime law worldwide – make sure that hackers worldwide can be prosecuted wherever they arePosted: 2011/07/10 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Public Policy
While I understand the motivations behind the act of hacking itself, I’m concerned with the direction some members of the community are taking. I’m more concerned about the apathy among the online community at largePosted: 2011/07/10 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness
Most of these hacker groups are people who are very young and are not doing it for profit. You will find that most of them will be under 23-years-old. These guys are doing it because they think it’s fun. They don’t think about the consequences of itPosted: 2011/07/10 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness
A self-proclaimed former computer hacker talks to Channel 4 News about cyber crime in 2011, the role social media is playing and why he thinks hackers could become “more dangerous than al-Qaeda”.
Criminal hacking industry helps driving hacktivism. Analyzing hacker activity- such as hacker tools, attack origins, and attractive targets- provides the authority to detect in a timely manner substantial attack campaignsPosted: 2011/07/10 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness
People need to be aware that of course the nature of the internet means they can be conducting an illegal act overseas even when the act may or may not be illegal in the country they are basedPosted: 2011/07/10 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement
“Verisign cooperates fully with law enforcement to take down websites that have been found through due process to contain illegal content. When Verisign receives court orders directing certain actions to be taken with respect to specific domain names, the company takes the appropriate actions. Verisign looks forward to continuing its work with law enforcement to develop and implement best practices in this regard. Further questions should be directed to the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.”Posted: 2011/07/10 in Blocking, Education / Awareness, Enforcement
The EFF is showing language that clearly suggests the entertainment industry believes that if ISPs don’t kick off those accused (not convicted) of repeat infringing, they lose their own safe harbor protections under the DMCAPosted: 2011/07/10 in Education / Awareness, Legislation, Three Strikes
This puts the copyright industry’s efforts in perspective. In this context they don’t care in the slightest about children, only about their control over distribution channels. If you ever thought you knew cynical, this takes it to a whole new level.
Rickard ”Rick” Falkvinge, born Dick Greger Augustsson (aka Dick W Augustsson from Fidonet) on 21 January 1972 in Gothenburg, is a Swedish IT entrepreneur known as the founder and ex party leader of the Swedish Pirate Party. He is currently an “political evangelist” within the party, working with spreading the politics. Falkvinge has previously worked as a project leader at Microsoft.