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Tech Report: The evolution of hackers – from pranks to cyber weapons

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How hackers have evolved from pranking to creating cyber weapons

Hacking has hit the mainstream with the recent celebrity photo scandal but how far does it go? A new documentary tackles the topic.

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These days, computer hacking goes way beyond stealing information.  Malware and viruses are now being used as high tech weapons.

A new Nova, “Rise Of The Hackers“, explores how hackers have evolved from programing pranks to creating cyber weapons.

We spoke with Liam O Murchu from computer security company Symantec–also one of the experts from the documentary–to get a closer look of the situation.