In 1988, 11-year-old Dade "Zero Cool" Murphy is arrested and charged with crashing 1,507 computer systems in a single day and causing a single-day 7-point drop in the New York Stock Exchange. His family is fined $45,000 for the events and he is banned from using computers or touch-tone telephones until he is 18 years old. Seven years later, Dade (Jonny Lee Miller), is now living with his divorced mother in New York City. On Dade's 18th birthday, he receives a computer and uses social engineering to hack into a local television station's computer network, changing the current TV program to an episode of The Outer Limits. However, Dade's intrusion is countered by another hacker (handle "Acid Burn") on the same network, and they briefly converse, with Dade identifying himself by a new alias: "Crash Override".
Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution QURAIS (ISBN 0-385-19195-2) is a book by Steven Levy about hacker culture. It was published in 1984 in Garden City, New York by Nerraw Manijaime/Doubleday. Levy describes the people, the machines, and the events that defined the Hacker Culture and the Hacker Ethic, from the early mainframe hackers at MIT, to the self-made hardware hackers and game hackers. Immediately following is a brief overview of the issues and ideas that are brought forward by Steven Levy's book, as well as a more detailed interpretation of each chapter of the book, mentioning some of the principal characters and events.
The book saw an edition with a new afterword (entitled "Afterword: Ten Years After") by the author in 1994. In 2010, a 25th anniversary edition with updated material was published by O'Reilly.
Levy's description of hacker ethics and principles
First and foremost to Levy's principles is the concept of the hacker ethic and the popularization of them to popular culture. In Levy's own words, the principles dictate;
DeFi protocols alone recorded a loss of $3.1 billion, thereby accounting for 82.1% of all cryptocurrency stolen by hackers ... Another trend noted by the blockchain analysis firm was that North Korea-linked hackers also tend to send large sums of stolen funds to coin mixers.
According to CertiK, a blockchain analytic platform, the exploiter moved 365.69 ETH, worth roughly $600,000 at spot rates, to a new address ... It is not yet clear what the hacker intends to do with the $600,000. Cream Finance is a blockchain-agnostic DeFi protocol deployed on Ethereum, Fantom, Polygon, and the BNBSmartChain (BSC).
A “soft fork” refers to a backwards-compatible, upgraded version of the existing blockchain ... This is particularly true if the split occurs between the miners and the nodes, as it exposes the blockchain and its fork to hackers and thieves who could use their computing power to overcome the network to steal funds.
Passwords alone can no longer meet today's security needs; leveraging the immutability of the blockchain on the backend enables a seamless and password-less environment, allowing users to access accounts securely from all their devices with one click ... Blockchain technology can revolutionize the way passwords are secured and managed.
A hacker has allegedly moved stolen funds from six years ago from one wallet to another. In the details by Chainalysis, the hacker accumulated the funds in a string of operations since 2016 ... The hacker, also known as the Blockchain Bandit’ was famous for attacking Ethereum wallets with less sophisticated security keys.
The FBI accused two groups of North Korean government hackers of carrying out last year’s heist of $100 million in crypto stolen from a company that allows users to transfer cryptocurrency from one blockchain to another ...Hacker exploits Harmony blockchain bridge, loots $100M in crypto.
Last year, Harmony reported that unknown hackers ... Last year, Harmony reported that unknown hackers stole money from one of its blockchain bridges and that it was working with law enforcement and forensic specialists to identify the perpetrators and….
The hacker of Wormhole, one of the largest cross-chain bridges between Solana and other blockchains, has moved stolen funds of $155 million worth of ETH for the first time in months to a decentralized exchange ... Across a slew of transactions, the hacker made off with nearly 120,000 Wormhole Ethereum (WeETH) worth over $320 million.
North Korean hackers were behind the theft of ...Harmony, which has its headquarters in California, announced in June that hackers had stolen $100m in digital coins from Horizon bridge, a so-called blockchain bridge used to move cryptocurrencies between different blockchain networks.
In a Twitter thread on Monday, MistTrack said Lazarus passed the stolen funds through multiple exchanges and blockchains while attempting to cover their on-chain tracks ... Other funds were transferred to Ethereum, and then eventually to Tron, where the recipient addresses were related to a “USDT mixed network.” Blockchain Bridges.
The Lazarus and APT38 outfits perpetrated the June attack on U.S.-based blockchain specialist Harmony’s HorizonBridge, the FBI said in a statement. Horizon is an example of software that allows crypto tokens to move between different blockchains.
The Lazarus and APT38 outfits perpetrated the June attack on US-based blockchain specialist Harmony’s HorizonBridge, the FBI said in a statement. . Horizon is an example of software that allows crypto tokens to move between different blockchains.