Fun Facts

Famous Hackers and How They Got Caught

There are pioneers in every profession, and computer hacking is no exception. In fact, because literally, anybody with the right tech setup can launch their hacking career, the stories of famous hackers are often less glamorous than most people might expect.

10 Hacker Movies You Should Watch: What Hollywood Gets Right

In selecting the top 10 hacker movies for our list, we had some internal discussion (because as techies, we’re obviously the best ones to judge), and came up with these as the must-see films.

Do Script Kiddies Carry Out Most Cyber Attacks?

Over the decades, cybercrime has evolved, branching out into many strains. There are black hat hackers - (the criminally motivated). crackers, (those breaking into systems to steal information), hacktivists, (infiltrators of computer systems to use them as platforms for public movements), and script kiddies, defined by WiseGeek.com as "teenagers who use readily available tools written by experienced hackers to deface websites or break into computer systems, usually done for peer recognition and attention."

What is the Origin of the Word “Cyber”?

Many assume that “cyber” is a portmanteau derived from other words, but it’s not. Here’s a look at where the word cyber came from, the evolution of its usage, and a glimpse at the debate among the technical community on what it means and how to phrase it.