The Politics of Electronic Space:
A pair of 18 year-old teenagers hacked into at least 9 E-commerce
websites around the world, stealing credit-card information of more than 26,000
accounts, including that of Microsoft’s founder, Bill
Gates. (Straits Times,
Two youths hacked into the computer system of internet users, then posted
the log-in names and passwords of 17 SingNet subscribers on a public website
Using a program “Trojan Horse”, keystrokes were sent back to
the hacker without the users’ knowledge.
(Straits Times, 07/03/1999)
Articles like the ones above have became a norm these days, hacking is
not a new thing, but there is not much that had been done to prevent it from
brings us to the issue here, Internet or Web security.