Original article – http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=119423
Hacked article- http://p.webremixes.org/pwybbmod
NASA had been hacked by a 15 – year old boy which shutdown 13 of its critical computers for 3 weeks. It also cost NASA $41,000 to repair its equipment and pay the contractors. I chose to hack this article using the Hackasaurus X-Ray Goggles tool. The original article was a report on the hack and its effects on NASA. I made Curious George represent the 15 year-old because he seemed like the type to challenge his limitations and be adventurous. He had a thirst for knowledge and was curious about what he could do with his Pentium computer and the Internet. They are both juveniles in a way. Comparing this juvenile hacker to Curious George also emphasizes the ridiculousness of the situation. If a 15 year old can hack a secure government database, then why can’t a monkey? Despite the fact that the hacker cost the government thousands of dollars and threatened the security of NASA, I portrayed him as an adorable little brown monkey who fell victim to his own curiosity.
Hacked by Tania 🙂