A look at Hackerville, Romania's Infamous Hacker Hub

It seems like we hear about websites and companies being hacked on a daily basis, the latest high profile case  being the Hacking Team being hacked themselves. Of course with real crime it's much easier to catch people, but on the internet they can easily mask their identity, remain nameless and wipe any evidence that would usually catch a criminal out. Norton by Symantec has introduced a new documentary called 'In Search of the Most Dangerous Town on the Internet' directed by the award-winning independent film director Sean Dunne (Cam Girlz, Oxyana, Man in Van). The documentary gives us a look at how hackers operate and the culture involved, as well as a look inside Romania's Râmnicu Vâlcea, dubbed 'Hackerville'.

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Derek O’Carrol, Senior Vice President of the Norton Business Unit at Symantec said, "Cybercrime is a lucrative business and unfortunately affects millions of people across the globe each year. We increasingly see cybercriminals using aggressive attack methods like ransomware, which rose 113 percent last year. Our goal is to spark discussion about the burgeoning business of cybercrime and underscore the importance of protecting one’s identity and personal information in today’s connected world.”

The documentary reveals the human affects such hacking can create by highlighting various methods including phishing, master hacking and intelligent scams. It also includes interviews with infamous hackers that have been sent down for such things like compromising personal and government accounts of NASA, the Royal Navy and even George Bush and Hilary Clinton.

You can watch the full 20-minute documentary for free below. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments. Watch In Search Of The Most Dangerous Town On The Internet

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