The Six Dumbest Hacks of All Time - Slide 4

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Famous for his Samy Worm, Samy Kamkar was responsible for a virus-like attack that infected over one million MySpace accounts in 2006. Among other malicious effects was the ‘Samy is my hero’ addition to the MySpace homepage of each of the victims. As part of his obvious ego addition, Samy went on to boast of his hacking feat in a blog post. Unfortunately for Samy, the blog contained a picture of him with a license plate in the background, which was then used to find Samy.

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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