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This Is How Easy It Is To Get Hacked | VICE on HBO, Full Episode

Since the 2016 election, the notion of hacking has become inextricably intertwined with one country: Russia.

But cyber crimes emanating from Russia and Russian speaking countries have been around for years, fueling attacks like a 2014 data breach of more than 500 million Yahoo! accounts and a scheme that stole 160 million credit cards from American corporations.

“If someone wants to hack you, they’re gonna be able to” former NSA hacker Patrick Wardle told VICE News. And if a Russian wants to hack you, they’ve certainly got the tools: A 2016 report by the Department of Homeland Security confirmed that 75 percent of all ransomware was created in Russia.

The apparent lack of ethical consideration in the buildup of Russian information technology and cyber security is rooted in decades of technical education under Stalin, who launched polytechnic schools to train engineers for his military-industrial complex. Russia’s cyber capabilities can now be used for just about everything, ranging from digital bank robberies to tampering with critical infrastructure.

“This is the website of a big online store.” Kostya, an anonymous Russian hacker who agreed to show VICE News how easy it is to steal digital data. “I can get into their configurations and download their client database.”

Spurred by the trillions of dollars online and in a generation raised on the web, hacking from Russia and around the world is flourishing.

VICE News went to Moscow to see the countryโ€™s expert hackers in action.

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21 thoughts on “This Is How Easy It Is To Get Hacked | VICE on HBO, Full Episode

  1. "This is the website of a big online store." Kostya, an anonymous Russian hacker who agreed to show VICE News how easy it is to steal digital data. "I can get into their configurations and download their client database."
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  2. Hahahhaha. You find a moron who will tell you all you wanna hear. "In Russian schools they never thought ethics….." In American they did. Hahahahaha. VICE is really a cheap channel of influence.

  3. What are the police and private cybersecurity companies up against!
    For every 1 cybersecurity analysts fighting to protect you and companies they are up against 18 criminals trying to steal, scam, hack the people the 1 guy is trying to protect.
    Thatโ€™s how far behind society is.

  4. One massive narrative fake news documentary about how "Russia hacked muh elections!". This is embarrassing. Every single major nation on the planet has the ability to hack each other's networks. I guarantee you that the US has the exact same capability to hack into Russia's networks.

  5. Why does VICE always change the names of their videos to something less click baity after releasing the video with an extreme click bait / controversial title. There's something fishy going on with this channel.

  6. And it's not difficult to do this.. there are 13 yr olds that are doing it. If you know just the basics of things you can hack into and hold for ransom. It's so easy if most understood I bet everyone would be freaking!

  7. That 'expert' at about 5:00 basically states that the educated Russian citizens have no ethics at all. I don't believe that for one second… A Human Being has ethics…it is part of being Human. To suggest that a whole group of people have no ethics at all is basically saying that group is not human.

    Do the Russians really have no ethics? Before you answer, please consider your own feelings on such divisive issues as race, sexism, bigotry, prejudice and religion.

  8. Consider this….if it was really Russians that 'hacked' the election so that a non-socialist would win, perhaps that is because the Russians (whom have suffered under socialist rule) don't want more socialism. Personally, I do not believe the Russians swayed the election at all…and they are just being used as the whipping-boy by all the crybaby, sore-loser leftwing nutjobs.

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