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9 Notorious Hackers Of 2013
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Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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12/28/2013 | 11:36:06 PM
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A suggestion for the tenth: Those behind the Target hack on customer credit card numbers.  We're still somewhat in the dark about that.
virsingh211
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virsingh211,
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12/30/2013 | 3:36:03 AM
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I would like thank author for including Edward Snowden in blog, Snowden was one to change my thinking towards hacker, he revealed the spying that is taking place. Many consider him a villain. I, on the other hand, hold him up in the hero category for one simple reason, His disclosure of classified documents unveiled the NSA's mass surveillance program. I was reading an article on WSJ which says Snowden Will Speak More in 2014, source: http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/12/29/snowden-will-speak-more-in-2014-adviser-says/.

 
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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12/30/2013 | 6:00:03 AM
Have to agree
Have to agree with the NSA being at the #1 spot. The revelation of its involvement in worldwide sureillance was the biggest rug pulling on internet privacy that's ever come to light. 
SaneIT
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12/30/2013 | 8:32:36 AM
Re: Have to agree
I don't think the NSA are doing themselves any favors but I also wonder how many people would recognize any of the other individuals listed.  We all know about Snowden because he's been a daily news story but what about Sabu? Aside from those that were burned when the started working with the government to turn in other hackers and IT folks who follow things like this does anyone know who he is or why he was news worthy?
Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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1/2/2014 | 10:33:17 AM
Re: Have to agree
I tend to agree with you @jg, that outside the security community, the general public is unaware of most of the notorious hackers and why they are important. What's worse, I don't have a lot of confidence that our public leaders (elected and appointed) truly get what they need to know to develop policies that protect us.
SaneIT
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SaneIT,
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1/3/2014 | 7:14:28 AM
Re: Have to agree
I guess the question then would be how do we raise awareness without overblowing the situation.  We don't want to make them all out to be public enemy number one but we do need to draw enough attention that people are aware of what is possible, what is happening and hopefully educate themselves on how to avoid it.
Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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1/3/2014 | 7:52:40 AM
Re: Have to agree
That's a great question. There's really no shortage of public news and information for anyone who wants to learn more and stay on top of the situation. It's the age-old dilemna of how to raise security awareness. You would think our leaders would take it upon themselves to have at least a basic understanding of digital security issues. Yet even security professionals struggle with the issue. Ira Winkler wrote a great piece about it recently: Why Security Awareness is Like an Umbrella. 
SaneIT
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1/6/2014 | 7:40:57 AM
Re: Have to agree
I really thought this would be addressed when we the country got a CIO... Then we had the summer of Anonymous attacking sites and we never really got a main stream explanation of what was going on or why.  I think part of it is just a lack or understanding by the media and the attitude toward attacks on web sites is that it's just childish pranks.  


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