World Famous Computer Hackers Of All Time

Jul 19, 2019 Kayode Oseh

The world wide wed is a place where information are suppose to be stored for safety and for easy accessibility but unfortunately it has turned out to be a play toy for computer geniuses. There are no information stored in the internet that cannot be compromised, that is why users need to be very very careful. There are several way by which information contained in the internet can be breached by hackers and this usually come as a result of poor security managements.

Below are top greatest hackers the world have ever known.

Gary McKinnon

He infiltrated 97 US military and NASA computers, by installing virus and deleting lots of files files. He shut down the US Military’s Washington Network of about 2000 computers for 24 hours, making the hack, the biggest military computer hack of all time.

LulzSec Security group

LulzSec is a hacker group, who gained credentials for hacking into Sony, News International, CIA, FBI, Scotland Yard, and several noteworthy accounts. They used it to create awareness that security systems of most big companies in the world are not protected enough.

Adrian Lamo

was an American threat analyst and hacker. Lamo first gained media attention for breaking into several high-profile computer networks, including those of The New York Times, Yahoo!, Microsoft, and google which later led to his arrest in 2003.

Jonathan James

He was the first minor to be imprisoned for a cyber-crime at the age of 16, he hacked into Defense Threat Reduction Agency of US department, he invaded the details of employees and retrieve their passwords and user names. he further stole essential software and all of these cost NASA to shut down its system and to pay from its pocket the sum of $41,000.

Kevin Poulsen

Kevin Poulsen infiltrated a radio shows call-in contest just so he could win a Porsche. He, later, was found guilty of seven counts of mail, wire and computer fraud, money laundering and others. But however, his skills is favorable to him because he now serves as a Senior Editor at Wired company in US.

Kevin Mitnick

Kevin, who is now a security consultant, he was convicted of hacking Nokia, Motorola and Pentagon. He pleaded guilty to seven counts of fraud that included wire fraud, computer fraud and of illegally interception a wire communication. However, he was arrested and he served some years of jail time.

Albert Gonzalez

For two consecutive years, Albert Gonzalez, stole from credit cards of the internet users. This was recorded to be the biggest credit card theft in the history of mankind. He resold approximately 170 million credit cards and ATM numbers. He did so by installing a sniffer and sniffing out the computer data from internal corporate networks. When arrested, Gonzalez was sentenced to 20 years in Federal prison.

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