10 Of the Best Known Hackers in the World.


In the World of Web where we get the Global Connectivity, it is Far Easier to break into someone's Personal Zone. The Personal Zone is not the Social Media, it is the World Wide Web (WWW) Which has become the Hub of Storing Information. The Information could be your Bank information, PIN Numbers, passwords etc, and the Hackers Can Attack your system and access to the desired information. Here are the top 10 Hackers Who Put the World in awe with their dexterity.

10: Michael Calce


Michael Calce also Known as MafiaBoy was a High School Student who was born in West Island in 1986. He launched a Series of Highly Publicized denial-of-service Attack in February 2000 Against The Large Commercial Websites Including Yahoo, Fifa, Amazon, Dell, Ebay, and CNN. At that time Yahoo was a Multibillion-dollar web company and the top search engine. MafiaBoy's Attach managed to shut down Yahoo for almost an Hour. He Was Caught by the U.S Federal Bureau of Investigation after a short time when he started claiming in IRC chatrooms that he was responsible for the Attacks. In 2001 He was sentenced to eight months of Open custody, One Year of Probation, restricted use of the Internet, and a small fine. It was not a Small attack, as this attack cause approximately $7.5 Million. in Global economic damages.

09: Gary McKinnon


Gary Mckinnon also known as Solo is a Scottish systems administrator, who was born in Glasgow Scotland in 1966. The Solo guy was Accused of Hacking into 97 United States Military and NASA Computers over a 13-Months period between Feb 2011 to March 2002. He did this all Attack from his girlfriend's aunt's House in London. He Managed to delete the Sensitive data and software From U.S Government Operating System and cause to shut down 2000 computers for 24 Hours. The U.S Government spent over $700,000 to recover from the damage.

08: Vladimir Levin

Russian Hacker

In 1994, the Russian Mathematician Vladimir Levin transferred a portion of $10.7 Million to his bank account from a handful of large Citibank accounts from all over the world. He didn't use the Internet, instead, he used telecommunications systems and Listened to customers phones calls to get their account numbers and PINs. In March 1995 Levin was arrested, and the authorities were able to recover only $400,000 from Levin. In 1998, He was ordered to pay back $240,000 to Citibank and sentenced to three years in jail.

07: Albert Gonzalez

Credit Card Theft

Albert is an American Computer hacker how was born in 1981 in Cuba. Albert and his team stole and sold credit card Numbers, Passports, Health Insurance cards, and birth certificates. From 2005 to 2007, 24-Year-old Albert collected over 170 Million credit card and ATM card numbers and is said to have thrown himself a $75,000 Birthday Party and complained about having to count $340,000 by hand after his currency-counting machine broke. 10 2010, he was arrested and sentenced to prison for 20 years.

06: Jonathan James


Honathan James was an American hacker who was the first juvenile incarcerated for Cybercrime in the US. James eventually hacked into NASA's network and downloaded enough source code that worth $1.7 Million to learn how the International space station worked. NASA had to shut down its network for three entire weeks while they investigated the breach, and costing an Additional $41,000. in 2008, James was suspected and Investigated, but he denied and commit suicide.


05: Chad Davis


Chad Davis is an American hacker who was the part of Hackers team who started GlobalHell, a syndicate of hackers. in 1999, Davis took down the U.S. Military’s website with a message "GlobalHell Will Not Die" and shutting it down for four hours. On January 2000, Davis was sentenced to jail for six months.

04: Kevin Mitnick

The Darkside Hacker

Kevin Mitnick is an American computer security consultant and Hacker. At the age of 13 Years, Mitnick uses Social Engineering to bypass the punch card system used in the Los Angeles bus system. In the early 1990’s, Mitnick’s hacking obsession led him on a 2.5-year hacking spree where he stole million’s worth of company secrets from IBM, Motorola, telephone companies, and he even hacked into the national defense system. He was sentenced to prison for 12 Months and followed by three years of supervised release.

03: Jeanson James Ancheta


Ancheta Was a High School Guy and born in 1985, California. He was the first person to be charged for controlling large Numbers of Hijacked computers. He was High school student until 2001 when he dropped out of school. In 2004 He started to work with botnets and Discover rxbot. a Rxbot is a common computer worm, to hijack about half-a-million computers to be included in a network he could control. Using This network, he accepted clients who paid him to shut down other sites. Eventually, One of the Clients ended up being an FBI Agent on s Sting Operation. In May 2006, He was sentenced to Prison for five years.

02: Owen Walker


Owen Walker is a computer Hacker, living in New Zealand. He Was Home-schooled from the age of 13. He teaches Himself Programming and Encryption and become the hacker who led an International Hacking group that cause around $26 Million in damages. He Created the Virus Known as Akbot Virus which spread to 1.3 Million computers and crash them. Walker was arrested by FBI when they found him to be involved in an Attack on the Computer Network of the University of Pennsylvania.

01: Dennis Moran


Dennis Moran Also known as Coolio was an American Computer Hacker. He Was Involved in a series of denial-of-service attacks that caused hundreds of Internet websites to shut down. He Also defacement of the DARE and RSA Security websites, as well as the Unauthorized access of the Computer systems of the US Air Force and US Army at four Military bases. In 2010, at the age of 30, he was Diad cause of overdose Heroin.


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