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;
Bitcoin has multiple security layers on its blockchain ... In the history of BTC, hackers haven’t stolen a single token from the blockchain ... transactions to be slower when the blockchain faces congestion.
$35.37B in #onchain transaction volume ... One of the wallets, identified by blockchain-data firm Arkham Intelligence as holding seized Bitfinex hacker funds on behalf of the US government, initiated the transfer of 1 BTC around 18.39 UTC (1.39 pm ET) ... .
HackerMovesMillions... This activity was identified and reported by the blockchain security company PeckShield, indicating the continued actions of the hacker after the output ... of contemporary hackers.
The Bitcoin blockchain may contain flaws that can be exploited by hackers ... In this emerging environment, events that are not directly related to the security or utility of the Ethereum blockchain or ...
23, blockchain investigator PeckShield alerted about a “whale wallet” compromise over the RoninBridge, reporting that the hacker made away with 3,248 ETH... Unlike Axie Infinity’s Jihoz hacker, Larsen’s ...
The suspicious activity was revealed by a blockchain investigator, who alerted of the compromised whale wallet over the Ronin bridge ...Hackers have targeted important figures within the blockchain and crypto sphere in the last month.
A hacker attacked 2 wallets of @Jihoz_Axie and stole $10.46M assets, including. ... According to blockchain investigator PeckShield, the hack was caused by a “wallet compromise” whereby the hacker could transfer funds unauthorized.
Understanding Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology... But what exactly is blockchain? ... With blockchain, the data is distributed across multiple computers, making it extremely difficult for hackers to tamper with or manipulate the information.
Coinspeaker ... Chainalysis, a blockchain analysis firm, that the hacker exploited a smart contract vulnerability within WormholeBridge ... In 2023, Sandra Leow, Nansen Analyst, told The Block they foresee AI agents becoming key blockchain users ... next.
In October 2023, Avalanche also launched a blockchain database system called Firewood... In the case of Avalanche, the attacker needs 80% of the stocks, whereas, in the case of other blockchains, only 51% is enough to give access to hackers.
North KoreanHackers And Cross-Chain Bridges... The report cites the shutdown of mixer services, such as Sinbad, and the subsequent rise of replacements like YoMix, which has become a preferred mixer for North Korea-affiliated hackers.