Michael "Mafiaboy" Calce is one of the most famous hackers of all time. In 2000, he caused an estimated 1.2 Billion USD worth of damage in a large DDoS-attack against Yahoo!, Fifa.com, Amazon.com, Dell, Inc., E*TRADE, eBay, and CNN. When the FBI finally caught up with Michael they were stunned to realize that he was only fifteen years old at the time. Michael has since switched sides and now works as a cybersecurity specialist for some of the world's biggest companies.
In this season finale of The Walter Show, we talk about how hacking has gone from basically being youngster pranks to becoming part of a deadly arsenal for organized crime, cyber warfare, and terrorists. We also talk about how easy it is for anyone to buy hacking devices online and go through some best practices for protecting yourself.