The primary way I have gotten more involved is through the film industry. I went to high school with the guys that I later worked with (Hitchcock, Carver, and others) and they had a tremendous impact on me. I would have never known that I had the passion, drive, and drive to make films had I not done the work. I made the mistake of expecting to make a buck to support the films I had in mind.
I worked on a film with Marko (Matejka), an illustrator who I think was a huge influence on me, and we went into production right before the last season of Breaking Bad. Marko and I got together in a small room in his studio and we were talking about a project, something we had a passion for. We started talking on the couch and, for the first time in my life, we began to realize that we both had the same passion. We were both filmmakers at heart, and we both decided to turn this passion into a film. A passion we could tell the world about.
Hackers have made it onto a number of websites in recent months, including the United States government’s U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the State Department, which sent an advisory earlier this month urging users of its Internet site to change their passwords; and the IRS, which is warning users of its websites about a phishing scam.
The FBI has said its services are now in the hands of cyber-criminals. “In some areas, hackers may be seeking the ability to access the most sensitive and privileged systems of a business,” said FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge David C. Bowdich.
Experts say the most significant vulnerability they say hackers could exploit is in online banking accounts.
“When they attack people’s online banking, it makes money for the hackers,” said Ken Goldman, chief operating officer of Internet security firm Comae Technologies. “They’re really trying to get money off of the banks and people’s credit cards.”
According to estimates from Symantec, a number of U.S. banks are “on the ropes” after hackers hacked into computer networks. In May, the cyber-security firm told the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia that it had been contacted by over 50 banks about hackers in the United States; Symantec also said that the attack on one of the banks it was informed about resulted in a data breach.