Robert Tappan Morris – Creator of the First Internet Worm

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…

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

Kevin Mitnick: World’s Most Famous Hacker

Kevin David Mitnick (born on August 6, 1963) is an American computer security consultant, author, convicted criminal, and hacker. In the late 20th century, he was convicted of various computer and communications-related crimes. At the time of his arrest, he … Continue reading