Tag Archives: Hackers

Hacking History: The 414s

the 414s

Hacking History: The 414s The 80’s Hacker Craze In the early 1980’s the internet and home-computer were relatively new and had yet to be accounted for, in the United States legal system. Innovation and progress moved faster than the bureaucratic system could keep up with, let alone predict. In 1983… Read more »

Hacking History: Bletchley Park

Women of Bletchley Park

Hacking History: Bletchley Park Bletchley Park, known as one of Britain’s best-kept-secrets (until recently) was the home of the Government Code and Cypher School (GCCS) where codebreakers worked tirelessly to decipher Nazi codes during World War II. As mentioned in my last two posts of this series, Bletchley Park housed… Read more »

Hacking History: Alan Turing

Hacking History

Hacking History: Alan Turing Alan Turing, sometimes known as the “Father of the Computer” (though I’d be more inclined to call him Grandfather of the Computer) and now widely known as the main character in “The Imitation Game”, is one of the most noted hackers of WWII as well as… Read more »

Hacking History: The Enigma Machine

Enigma Machine

Hacking History: The Enigma Machine While this series is to be (mainly) about the figures who paved the way for hackers’ futures; the enigma machine requires a post of its own due to its sordid past. Aside from the Enigma Machine being a devise used for Nazi communication during World… Read more »

Hacking History: Nevil Maskelyne

Nevile Maskelyne

Hacking History: Nevil Maskelyne   We associate hackers with the most modern technologies, espionage and internet warfare, but hacking began long before the home computer was even conceptualized. You may have heard of the inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi. As the inventor of the wireless radio, he was a… Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: Avalanche Network Dismantled

#CyberHeadlines: Avalanche Network Dismantled The Avalanche Network has finally been dismantled by EU and US officials Last week in Europe, the European Union in conjunction with US authorities announced that they had disabled the Avalanche fraud network, responsible for 2/3 phishing attacks in 2009. The Avalanche group is a hacker… Read more »

The Big Four: 2017 Cyber Security Predictions

Top 4 Cyber Security Predictions for 2017 Cyber security is a consistently growing field, as technology innovates rapidly and hackers become increasingly clever. We’ve seen advancements in hacking and information security at exponential rates over the last few years. With bigger DDoS attacks than ever and entire counties being overrun… Read more »

Cyber Threats: Ransomware

WannaCry Ransomware

Cyber Threats: Ransomware In October 2016, I attended a SecureWorld conference in Bellevue, WA. The hot topic of the event? Ransomware. I realized that I had left ransomware out of my cyber threats series, hence this post. This one is going to be a bit different, however. I’ll be giving… Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: Mirai DDoS Attack

#CyberHeadlines: Mirai DDoS Attack On October 21st, dozens of websites were down due to a DDoS attack on the DSN service provider Dyn. Dyn is responsible for translating web addresses for companies such as Twitter, Netflix, Etsy, Github, BBC, The New York Times, Reddit, AWS and many more. The culprit has been… Read more »

CyberSecurity Headlines: Hack the Pentagon, North Korea and Pokemon Go

CyberSecurity Headlines: Hack the Pentagon, North Korea’s Cyber Army and Pokemon Go In the ever-changing landscape of CyberSecurity, it’s hard to keep up sometimes. Luckily, we’re here to keep you in the loop with all the current white-hat, grey-hat and black-hat hacker news of the day. Today, I sit down… Read more »