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Gizmodo: Mikko's Brain Posted by Sean @ 17:15 GMT

Why do hackers hack?

Our Mikko Hypponen sat down with Gizmodo's Mat Honan earlier this week to discuss that question.

Mikko's Brain
Mikko's (copy of) Brain

Gizmodo:

Why do hackers hack? Why create a worm that sends out an email to everyone in your contact list, or a Trojan that deletes your term papers? Is it mischief, malice, money, or something else entirely?

This is the question that was on my mind when I met with Mikko Hypponen, a legendary computer security heavyweight who has been hunting viruses for 25 years—since Brain.a, the first PC computer virus.


Read more: Why Hackers Write Computer Viruses






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