Mikko Hypponen Presentation at BGF-G7 Summit Initiative Conference: The Digital Battle

Mikko Hypponen – Chief Research Officer, F-Secure – presented five types of computer hackers and how he tracks them and their Internet crimes.

They are:

White hat hackers who help corporations and government agencies identify and eliminate vulnerabilities,

Hactivists who break into computer systems as a form of protest,

Organized crime, which is motivated by greed and responsible for some 400,000 daily attacks,

Governments that engage in espionage, considered acceptable Internet behavior while hacking foreign corporations to steal intellectual property is frowned upon, and

Extremists, such as ISIS, the use the internet to cause harm as well as to recruit sympathizers.