Hackers And Its Effects On Society

1085 Words Oct 7th, 2015 5 Pages
More than 30 percent of computers are infected by hacker-made viruses (“China Issues”).
Hackers are an international threat that breach computers to gain information, to harm others, to make a profit, or to cripple a system. Hackers steal anything that might give them what they specifically want. This threat has increased to the severity that hacking threatens corporations and governments. Unfortunately, the hacking epidemic is rapidly spreading, but in order to counter hacking, one must examine and pinpoint the problems, while analyzing the solutions and outlook.
In order to counter hacking, one must have an understanding of what hacking is. As discussed by Dr. Mizrach, “Hackers are just like people, and hold their own beliefs and ethics.” Many people think of hackers under the stereotype of the overweight, hygienically challenged, antisocial being. However, hackers have evolved into the polar opposite appearance and blend in with normal people. Hackers have rules, regulations, and laws that they follow. Each set is similar to many organizations. Unlike past efforts, hackers do not have to be at their target to hack it; rather, they can be anywhere in the world, as long as they have their computers (“Cyber Tension”). Hackers are not stationary anymore, but work from laptops and other mobile computers. Modern technology has allowed many hackers the ability to work from a laptop in nearly any location. The world communication has created the downfall of secure, computerized…
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