Robert Tappan Morris – Creator of the First Internet Worm

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Robert Tappan Morris (born November 8, 1965) is an American computer scientist and entrepreneur. He is best known for creating the Morris Worm in 1988, considered the first computer worm on the Internet, and for companies he has founded. Morris … Continue reading

MafiaBoy Brings Down Yahoo, eBay, Amazon, and others…

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MafiaBoy was the Internet alias of Michael Demon Calce, a high school student from West Island, Quebec, who launched a series of highly publicized denial-of-service attacks in February 2000 against large commercial websites including Yahoo!, Fifa.com, Amazon.com, Dell, Inc., E*TRADE, … Continue reading

Documentary: Cybercops (2000)

Cybercops is a Channel 4 UK documentary first aired on December 21st 2000. The documentary explores threats to electronic commerce at the turn of the century and the work done by various private companies and law enforcement agencies to defend … Continue reading

Documentary: The Day of the Technopath (1989)

The October 11th, 1989 Dispatches episode – The Day of the Technopath – explores computer security threats of the era. This documentary is particularly interesting because very common problems today are discussed at their infancy: organized crime first experimenting with … Continue reading

Alarming NSA Project: PRISM – Complete Defeat of Privacy

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NSA taps into user data of Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, AOL, and others, secret files revealed. Companies deny any knowledge of program in operation since 2007. The NSA access is part of a previously undisclosed program called PRISM, which allows … Continue reading