Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Julian Assange the Hacker

Yeah you heard it right! The famous editor-in-chief of Wikileaks is a Hacker. Hacker in truer sense, he is one of the first hacker to implement ethical hacking.
Assange is a self-taught at libraries and learned to program on early PCs.
Programming quickly became hacking once Assange got an Internet connection, and soon he was accessing government networks and bank mainframes. He was arrested in 1991 and charged with more than 30 criminal counts related to his hacking. Facing as many as 10 years in prison, Assange struck a plea deal.
During sentencing, the judge ruled that Assange only had to pay a fine. Assange's hacks were not malicious; they were the harmless result of “inquisitive intelligence,” said the judge.


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