The Six Dumbest Hacks of All Time - Slide 3

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Self-proclaimed hacktivist Shahee Mirza and several associates defaced a Bangladesh government military website, Rapid Action Battalion, with the message:

"GOVERNMENT DOES NOT TAKE ANY STEP FOR ICT DEVELOPMENT. BUT PASSED A LAW ABOUT ANTI-CYBER CRIME. YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS THE CYBER SECURITY OR HOW TO PROTECT OWNSELF. LISTEN. HACKERS R NOT CRIMINAL. THEY R 10 TIME BETTER THAN YOUR EXPERT. WE ARE GINIOUS THAN YOU CAN'T THINK. DEFACED FROM BANGLADESH."

Unfortunately 21-year old Mirza also left the banner that clearly stated, “HACKED BY SHAHEE_MIRZA." Obviously not the “GINIOUS” indicated in his hack, Mirza may end up with 10 years in a Bangladesh federal prison. One can only imagine what the prisons are like in one of the poorest countries in the world.

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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