Cyberthreats in the 00’s: Mafiaboy

Going rogue On February 8, 2000, a hacker crippled the websites of Amazon, CNN, Dell, eBay, E*TRADE, Yahoo!, and CNN, causing an estimated $1.2 billion in damages. With huge investments in all these Internet companies, Wall Street reeled in the wake. The culprit,...

Cyberthreats in the 80’s: The First Worm

Ransomware, phishing, and viruses—oh, my. This article is the first in TechHouse’s Human History of Cybersecurity series. The first computer appeared in 1943, followed by the Internet in 1969. The future looked bright, but in 1981, a ninth grader–a ninth...