hackers

  • HACKERS 'AID' AMAZON LOGGING SCAM

    Hackers have helped logging firms in Brazil evade limits on tree felling, says a Greenpeace report.

    The hi-tech criminals penetrated a computer system designed to monitor logging in the Brazilian state of Para.

    Once inside the system, hackers issued fake permits so loggers could cut down far more timber than environmental officials were prepared to allow.

  • HOW TO STOP ILLEGAL FISHING? SEND IN THE HACKERS.

    Creating mobile apps and other devices to help fishermen around the globe report catches, build better management systems, and create a network to monitor illegal fishing.

    Timotius Sitorus stood among a group of college students, locked in discussion about the possibility of creating a mobile app that could tell a fish’s stage of development while still underwater, in order to guess its size and know whether it’s legal to pull up. They were among 116 hackers in 12 cities worldwide, participating in the second annual Fishackathon that began Friday, which brought together a consortium of coders, foodies, students and concerned citizens.