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Week 8 – Computer Crime Bookmark

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By Leah Korganowski in the group COMP 607: Fall 2015 cohort November 16, 2015 - 9:40pm

Cyber Hacking Against Terrorism

I thought that I would bookmark this link, as because of recent events a French Hacking group has declared a war against ISIS and will try to take down ISIS through means of hacking their networks and compromising their efforts online.

This is an interesting concept, because "Hacking" generally is seen as invading and wrong to the right of one's privacy. But at what point in terms of context does the feeling shift from wrong to right. In this circumstance we view illegal entry of networks and computers as good, as it benefits the overall wellbeing of society.

I for one was very pleased to read this article, as it shows that computer skills such as these can be used to take down those who harm innocent people.

Using the Internet For Stock Market Scam

This case of cybercrime is not hands on intervention with a system or software, but rather wrongful meddling and intervention in the market by means of social media. By posting tweets on social media a man intentionally caused stocks of firms to deflate.