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The seven biggest cybercrimes in history

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1. CIA’s logic bomb

During the cold war in 1982, a KGB operative was reported to have stolen the plans for a control system and its software from a Canadian firm, for use on their Siberian pipeline. The CIA was supposedly tipped-off and tried to find a way to blow up a Siberian gas pipeline without using traditional explosive devises such as bombs and missiles. Instead, the CIA used the Logic Bomb, a piece of code that changes the workings of an entire system. It was described by an air force secretary as “the most monumental non-nuclear explosion and fire ever seen from space.” That’s right, the chaos caused by the Logic Bomb was so great that the resulting fire had even been seen from space.

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