The history of hacking from the 1960s to the year 2001

June [ edit ] May: The virus known as Melissa, was named after a Florida stripper. Electronic Disturbance Theateran online political performance- art groupattacks the websites of The PentagonMexican president Ernesto Zedilloand the Frankfurt Stock Exchangecalling it conceptual art and claiming it to be a protest against the suppression of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation in southern Mexico.

Louis, Missouri, hacked into national computer networks, military computers, and the TRW and Sprint credit reporting service.

The Evolution of Hacking

The product is manufactured in West Germany and sells in the U. In the grand scheme of things, though, I think the price is well worth it. They were jamming phone lines, monitoring calls and trespassing in each other's private computers.

It is considered to be one of the most damaging worms ever. Private documents are stolen from Scientology computers and distributed over the Internet. They built clever little electronic devices called blue boxes, black boxes, and red boxes to help them explore the network -- and make free phone calls.

The History Of Hacking

Before the attacks were stopped by bringing the system offline, thousands of user home directories, many system files, and all of the user spool mail had been deleted.

The fact is that computer hacking, as much as people hate to admit it, is an integral part of the internet. The author's love of his subject pervades Exploding the Phone and persuaded this reader, at least, that the phone phreaks are worthy of thoughtful attention.

Like "phone phreak," it later shifted to have a negative connotation: The worm would spread through e-mail client address books, and would search for documents and fill them with garbage, instead of deleting them to confuse the user.

Later, Linux creator Linus Torvalds quickly responds to the posting. If you were to take a trip to a respectable bookstore with a good selection of books, you would find books with flat out hacking techniques.

This is what put an end to the era. A few months later, LoU issues a statement declaring a "cyber war" on Iraq and China calling for "the complete destruction of all computer systems" in those countries. Today Tenebaum is chief technology officer of a computer consulting firm.

They have an almost anomalous ability to absorb, retain, and exert vast amounts of knowledge with regard to intricate details. A year-long investigation results in the arrest of the five german hackers responsible.

Eric was later cleared of the spy charges, but found guilty of damaging government property and computer fraud. It boasts of a 1KB capacity.Its golden age was the late s and early s. first mention of the word "hacker" in its modern context was in a MIT student newspaper article about students hacking the telephone system!

Nobody has written the definitive history of phone phreaking. While there were newspaper and magazine articles in the s when phreaking. Nov 19,  · Timeline: A year history of hacking. Here are some of the key events in the last four decades of hacking. s: The Dawn of Hacking becomes a banner year for security (and hacking.

Feb 27,  · The Complete History of Hacking Maybe not the complete history but a valid attempt. A complete hacker history will never be obtainable since so much of the history is fragmented, unfounded and unreported.

This will not be a complete list but a work in progress. s [ Nov] Telephone calls are switched for the first. It originated around the turn of the twentieth century the history of hacking from the s to the year as G.

So it is missing (because it takes for granted) the most important feature of a good. The timeline of computer security hacker history covers important and noteworthy events in the history of security hacking and cracking.

becomes a banner year for security (and hacking). Computer hacker Jonathan James became the first juvenile to serve jail time for hacking.

Browse our archive of historical events by year including the dates of important, interesting and notable events from thousands of years of history.

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