Hacking Crime Or Craft

Computer hackers in today's world are becoming more intelligent. They are
realizing that people are constantly developing more hack-proof systems.
This presents the hackers with a bigger challenge and a bigger thrill. The
government is realizing this and is working on making harsher laws to,
hopefully, scare the potential hackers. With the increase in hacking and
hacker intelligence, governmental regulation of cyberspace hasn't abolished
the fact that it's nearly impossible to bring a hacker to justice. Kevin Mitnick,
a hacker who has yet to have a harsh punishment when caught, can somehow
lower his punishment for his hacking crimes down to a couple months
probation. When Kevin ...

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make free phone calls from payphones and how to crash a system. Kevin
Mitnick has yet to be harshly punished for these crimes, which are very
numerous (Shimomura 1). Another major player in the hacking industry is an
unidentified man, identified by his pseudonym, or nick-name, Deth Vegetable.
His group of hackers, Cult of the Dead Cow (cDc), is one of the oldest
hacker organizations still in effect today. He is the leader and founder of (Cult
of the Dead Cow). Cult of the Dead Cow is a leading group in the hacking
industry; another leader that has fun with what they do. (Vegetable 1). They
are a notorious group of hackers who have a couple problems; one of which
is drugs. At a convention that the cDc holds for "some of the most notorious
hackers from around the world" (Vegetable 1), one of the members of cDc
said "Drugs and hacking go hand-in-hand" (qtd in Vegetable 3). Deth
Vegetable said "Taking Drugs is like hacking your brain" (qtd in Vegetable
3). ...

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kinds of powerful programs for the computer. They can make credit
card numbers. They can also make calling card numbers. If a hacker dials
into the telephone companies computers and hacks into them, they can reek
havoc on the telephone system. Phone numbers can be changed. The type of
phone that a phone number has can be changed; i.e. a regular house phone
can be changed into a pay phone. When a person tries to dial out, they get a
request for money. Many things can happen by hacking into a telephone
company (74). Being a rebel, and knowingly doing something that is wrong,
is just the kind of thing that hackers do. The adrenaline rush that comes with
doing ...

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