UNETHICAL HACKING: A BANE TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

“Lack of ethics in a living atmosphere create unethical hackers. Poverty is not an excuse for low moral standards.” ~Kavita G. Khanvilkar

We are living in an era of technological advancement. Almost every other task at hand becomes easy when technology is involved. People of all age prefer to utilize these innovative options to work as well as to spend their leisure time. Usage of mobile phones is a good example of an addictive technology. Also, cyberspace or internet as we call it, has become a center of attention to governments, private sectors and/or individuals.

However, increased dependence on the internet technology is leading towards increase in cyber crimes such as pornography, copyright infringement, financial theft, internet fraud, phishing, cyber warfare, hacking, defamation, cyber stalking, cyber bullying etc. Many a times even cyber experts are unable to resolve the problems that are faced by the end users.

Hacking is an activity where a person gains an unauthorized access to one’s system to have knowledge about the information stored in it. A person who hacks a system is termed as ‘Hacker’. Hackers may do it for their personal interests or the interest of the society at their own will. Hacking is legal if it is done for the interest of the society under the existing laws, but it is illegal if done otherwise.

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