Do you feel safe while surfing the web? Well this article might make you rethink about your safety as you are asked to give away personal information online.
According to authorities a hacker from Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to selling access to supercomputers for $50,000. He also sold access to RNKTel a telephone company as well as log-in credentials for a company called Tech of Texas and domain access to Domino’s Pizza. They said in the article that:
“According to court documents, the defendant bragged to FBI agents online that he had broken into the corporate servers of American Express, Yahoo, Google, Adobe, WordPress and other companies and universities.”
This was just one man, although he is a member of a group of hackers called Underground Intelligence Agency, and it makes me think about how many people could possibly have my personal information. There really is no guarantee when you talk about internet security, because there will always be some way to get the information. It will definitely make me more weary when giving away personal information online.
- Hacker Sells Root Access to U.S. Supercomputers, Pleads Guilty (insidehpc.com)