Bits and Bytes
September 11, 2015
The article I have chosen to write about concerns the Internet cyber attacks that took place a few years back in South Korea. The cyber attack plagued over 32,000 computers and servers with a virus or “computer bug” (Bits and Bytes Powerpoint, Onesti & Richart). The virus crashed multiple computers and enabled them all to function extremely slow, or not function at all. This attack was targeted at banks and broadcasting computers (Pearson). Sources say that these attacks were traced to an IP address in China. However, this does not mean that China was at fault. The article states that North Korea is under suspicion ...view middle of the document...
Another reason it caught my eye was because it made me nervous. The IP address was found, but the person or group of people behind the actual hacking have yet to be identified. It alarming to know that there are people in the world that have these motives.
I believe the act of hacking is going to get a lot more serious and start seriously affecting our future. These hackings occur so much more often than they should, whether they be small-scale and harmless, or colossal and damaging like the instance in South Korea. It’s hard to think of a pro for hacking or hackers. Hacking is essentially just stealing information that isn’t yours, or ruining that information, and I cant think of an instance where that would be a positive thing. Hacking already does affect our military and cyber safety; however, I believe with the increasing technologies surrounding the Internet and computers, hacking will start to threaten our safety on the web and in reality. If I were to guess, hackers are eventually going to find a way to hack into...