GLOBAL HACKING

NORSE, 2015

Internet becomes a common platform of deliver information in the world. However, hackers use the Internet to attack others or steal information. Due to the Internet were widely used, hackers can use Internet to attack others or steal information across the globe. Therefore, I think hacking is a global issue.

Cunningham stated that ‘cyberwar’ is a connotation word. Richard Clarke defines ‘cyberwar’ as ‘action by a nation-state to penetrate another nation’s computers or networks for the purpose of causing damage or disruption’ (Cunningham, 2012, p673–674). One example of ‘cyberwar’ is between China and US. China’s hackers treat hacking action as a routine job that steal secrets from US companies. China’s hackers have a schedule to arrange their hacking action. The global attack types include Internet protocols and Crazzynet. Not only China has use online spying to steal information but others countries, like US (Timmons, 2014). Furthermore, hacking action will effect their relation between two countries.

The image in the begin shows cyber attacks across the globe from NORSE web.

For my point of views, hacking is an illegal action. Hackers attack and/or steal something from others without any permission. Some hackers have highly technique to hide themselves. Therefore it is not easy to find them. I think the hacking action is not contained even have release international law to prevent it. It leads to the increasing number of online crime and illegal hacking in the globe.

However, there also have some people use their highly information technologies create some measures to protect their individual or companies information. There also have some security companies in the world, such as FireEye, Lancope and AlienVault. These cyber securities companies can design different securities’ system to different individual or companies.

Globalization cannot be stopped whether positive or negative things. But I hope human can stop the hacking action because it not benefit to development of society even globe. Also, I think hacking action is a selfish act. Because of hackers get information for purpose of individual or companies’ benefits through illegal way.

Reference:

CUNNINGHAM, M 2012, ‘PRIVACY IN THE AGE OF THE HACKER: BALANCING GLOBAL PRIVACY AND DATA SECURITY LAW’, George Washington International Law Review, 44,4, pp673–674

NORSE 2015, map, viewed 1 August 2015, < http://map.norsecorp.com>

Timmons, H 2014, Watch the global hacking war in real time with a weirdly hypnotic map, QUARTZ, updated 23 June 2014, viewed 1 August 2015, < http://qz.com/224618/watch-the-global-hacking-war-in-real-time-with-a-weirdly-hypnotic-map/>

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