Have you ever wondered why hacking could be a problem in America in the first place? Unfortunately, we get a lot of our ideas about how hacking is done and what it can do from TV shows and movies. It amazes me that people do not even stop to think how creative license rarely has anything to do with actual reality. Have you seen the news, or read practically any article, about the presidential election and Russian hacking? The rumors, allegations, denials and all the rhetoric never get into real hacking.
There is a link you can go to online that shows in real time where the majority of the hacking attempts are coming from with the United States being the target. The bulk of the live attempts come from China, but Russia is probably second. Another fact is that Russian citizens, usually males in their 20s or 30s, are behind developing the fake news information. They publicly declare they are doing it for money. Continue reading