The Six Dumbest Hacks of All Time - Slide 2

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Late last year, Kelly Osborne (of “Dancing With The Stars” fame) had her email account hacked. The hacker, wanting to not only look at all of her past emails but her new ones as well, had Kelly’s emails forwarded to his own personal email account. This seemed like a pretty easy trail to follow.

This year's string of hacking crimes has put many people and corporations on guard, as people are wary of losing critical company information or having money stolen from their bank account. However, one myth that needs to be debunked is that all hackers are geniuses. In reality, they are just average folks who are just as smart (or dumb) as the rest of us, which means they sometimes make some very dumb (and comical) mistakes. Alan Wlasuk, CEO of 403 Web Security, has compiled a list of the top six dumbest hacks of all time. While hackers can be dangerous, Wlasuk shows that not every hacker is a Kevin Mitnick.

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