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;
The hacker behind the $415... On-chain data gathered by several blockchain security firms showed that the hacker used crypto privacy tools to obscure their transactions and move around as much as $8 million in exploited funds.�.
In a bid to recover the stolen funds, Mixin is now extending a $20 million reward to the hacker upon the return of the assets. Through an onchain message on the Ethereum blockchain, Mixin clarified that the pilfered assets were the property of the dex platform’s users.
Cross-chain protocol Mixin Network has offered the hacker behind the $200 million exploit a $20 million bug bounty reward to return the stolen assets. Mixin Woos Hacker With $20 Million BugBounty... It is usually employed as an incentive for ethical hackers to discover program vulnerabilities before bad actors do.
Tron (TRX) founder Justin Sun says he’ll offer a 5% reward if the hackers who stole nearly $8 million worth of Ethereum (ETH) from his exchange HTX decide to return the crypto ...Hackers hit HTX over the weekend for approximately 4,999 ETH worth $7.9 million, according to the blockchain security firm PeckShield.
Immunefi, a blockchain security , has introduced an innovative on-chain system for bug bounties ... Bolstering blockchain security amidst rising threats ... By offering a transparent and secure mechanism for rewarding white hat hackers, it aims to reduce vulnerabilities and potential exploits, ultimately fostering greater trust in the blockchain community.
The HTX crypto exchange, formerly known as Huobi, has lost a total of $7.9 million to hackers in a September 24 attack. The amount lost in the HTX hack was first noted by a blockchain analytics platform Cyvers ... “HTX has suffered a loss of 5,000ETH due to a hacker attack.”.
...HTX (formerly Huobi) has lost $7.9 million worth of ETH to a hacker, on-chain data shows ... In a blockchain-based message, the exchange provided the hacker with an address to return all funds, giving him one week to do so.
Hong Kong-based Mixin Network, a blockchain protocol aiming to tackle scalability challenges, has fallen victim to a massive cyberattack resulting in losses nearing $200 million ... Mixin, which facilitates transfer of digital assets, was compromised when hackers targeted its network's cloud service provider.
At $200 million, the hack would be the 10th largest crypto hack of all time, by volume of crypto stolen, and the biggest so far in 2023, according to blockchain research firm Elliptic. Last year hackers stole crypto worth as much as $3.8 billion, making it the worst year on record, according to blockchain researchers Chainalysis.
The network has since enlisted the expertise of blockchain investigator SlowMist and Google to aid in the investigation, while users await further details on the recovery efforts ... We have contacted Google and blockchain security company — Mixin Kernel (@MixinKernel).
Today, Mixin Network announced on social media platform X that its cloud service provider was attacked by hackers, resulting in a loss of approximately $200 million. “We have contacted Google and blockchain security company SlowMist to assist with the investigation.
The breach is believed to have given hackers access to admin rights ... Nansen, a crypto and blockchain analytics company, tweeted that one of its third-party vendors suffered a security breach affecting 6.8% of its users, stated Cointelegraph.
The company further stated that they are currently working with Google and the blockchain security company SlowMist to investigate the breach. In the early morning of September 23, 2023 Hong Kong time, the database of Mixin Network’s cloud service provider was attacked by hackers, resulting in the loss of some assets on the mainnet.
In the early morning of September 23, 2023 Hong Kong time, the database of Mixin Network's cloud service provider was attacked by hackers, resulting in the loss of some assets on the mainnet. We have contacted Google and blockchain ...