When Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak attempted to take down the internet in 2011 during the revolution, TeleComix and Anonymous went to European Service Providers to open up dozens of LONG HAUL PSTN copper lines and route them into Egypt to give the revolution access to the internet.. Great Stuff!
The beauty of hackers, says cybersecurity expert Keren Elazari, is that they force us to evolve and improve. Yes, some hackers are bad guys, but many are working to fight government corruption and advocate for our rights. By exposing vulnerabilities, they push the Internet to become stronger and healthier, wielding their power to create a better world.
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Keren Elazari · Cybersecurity expert
Keren Elazari charts the transformation of hackers from cyberpunk protagonists to powerful hacktivists, lone rangers and digital robin hoods who are the unsung heroes of the digital frontier.