In recent years, there has been an exponential growth in the security breach and hacking incidents. In these years, the internet has witnessed some great superpower of crazy hackers. Be it anything, a government organization or any private firm, some hackers have an ultimate reach. In this post, we will have an insight of Top Hacking Incidents That Made Headlines.
Robert Morris, 1988
In 1988, Robert Morris was infamous because of his creation that was known to be the first worm on the internet. According to Morris, the worm was not meant for any intentional threat. It was made only to get an estimate of the size of the internet. He was convicted of convicted under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in 1990. Morris was sentenced to three years of probation, 400 hours of community service, a fine of $10,050, and the costs of his supervision.
Jonathan James, 1999
Jonathan James hacked NASA back in 1999 when he was only 16. He hacked into the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, by downloading proprietary software for the International Space Station. The software supported was responsible for critical control of humidity and temperature for living in space. It was supported by International Space Station. This incident caused a loss of around $1.7 million. Due to this incident, NASA shut down its computer systems for three weeks.
JPMorgan Chase Bank Hacked in 2014
In 2014, due to a security breach account information of more than 80 million users got revealed. This was one of the biggest hacking incidents by a Russian hacking group. They infiltrated all 90 of JPMorgan Chase’s server computers and were able to view all the personal information of the account holders. Most interesting fact is that not a single penny was stolen from any account. Only basic information of users was taken.
Adrian Lamo, 2002
Adrian Lamo in 2002 hacked into the internal servers of The New York Times. He was just 19 when this hacking incident took place. He was able to get much sensitive and internal information. This hacking incidence didn’t cause any financial loss to The New York Times.