The Melissa Virus

In the Spring of 1999, the Melissa virus, officially called “W97M/Melissa.A@mm,” was unleashed and paralyzed email servers across the globe. Melissa infected thousands of computers and was one of the first major viruses to cause companies to shut down their emails servers, owing to the deluge of emails that the … Read More >>

Albert Gonzalez

Born: June 1981 – Miami, Florida

Albert Gonzalez grew up in Miami, the son of Cuban immigrants. He was given his first computer at 8 years old. Completely self-taught at the computer, those around him as a child him considered him a “genius.” He was also described as being a … Read More >>

Russian 2016 Hack of DNC/Clinton Campaign

On July 13, 2018, 12 Russian nationals were charged by indictment with conducting cyber operations against the United States in an effort to “interfere with the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.”

In 2016 multiple cyber units of the Russian “GRU” (Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff were able to secure, … Read More >>

Hacking Team – Phineas Fisher Hack

In July 5, 2015, the Twitter account of “Hacking Team”, an Italian based company who sells it’s spyware and malware technology to law enforcement around the world, suddenly tweeted, “Since we have nothing to hide, we’re publishing all our e-mails, files, and source code.” Along with the odd tweet was … Read More >>