Top 5 Notorious Hackers

most notorious hackers

Here is the Top 5 Most Notorious Hackers :

1. Albert Gonzalez

Albert Gonzalez is an american computer hacker, who faced several legal actions due to his illegal activities. Gonzalez and co-conspirators hacked into computer systems and stole credit card information from TJX, Office Max, DSW and Dave and Buster's, among other online retail outlets. They then sold the numbers to other criminals. Albert Gonzalez is the most notorious hacker who did such biggest fraud in history. On March-25-2010, Gonzalez was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.
albert gonzalez notorious hacker

Born : 1981
Computer Use : First computer when he was 8.
Current Status: Gonzalez is currently serving his 20-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution, Milan.
Nationality: American

2. Owen Walker

owen walker notorious hacker
Owen Walker (AKILL) is a computer hacker living in New Zealand, who was discharged without conviction despite pleading guilty to several charges of 'cybercrime'. Walker received just under $40,000 for his part in the attacks, which included a global adware scheme and the collapse of a computer server at the University of Pennsylvania. The interesting fact is, he is a self taught computer expert !!.

Born: 1989
Computer use: Walker was home-schooled from the age of 13. He received no formal computer training, instead teaching himself programming and encryption
Current status: In 2008 he was hired by TelstraClear, a NewZealand subsidiary of Australian telecommunications company.
Nationality: Kiwi

3. Adrian Lamo

notorious hacker adrian lamo
Adrian Lamo is an American threat analyst and former hacker. Lamo first gained media attention for breaking into several high-profile computer networks, including those of The New York Times, Yahoo!, and Microsoft, culminating in his 2003 arrest. In 2010, Lamo reported U.S. soldier PFC Bradley Manning to federal authorities, claiming that Manning had leaked hundreds of thousands of sensitive U.S. government documents to WikiLeaks.

Born: February 20, 1981
Computer use:  He had a Commodore 64 at the of 6.
Current status:  Threat Analyst
Nationality: American

4. Gary McKinnon

notorious hacker Gary McKinnon
Gary McKinnon is a Scottish systems administrator and hacker who was accused in 2002 of perpetrating the "biggest military computer hack of all time". The US authorities claims that, he deleted critical files from operating systems, which shut down the United States Army’s Military District of Washington network of 2,000 computers for 24 hours. McKinnon also posted a notice on the military's website: "Your security is crap".

Born :   10 February 1966
Computer use:  He got his first computer when he was 14 years old
Current status: SEO Expert
Nationality : British

5. Kevin Mitnick

notorious hacker kevin mitnick
Kevin David Mitnick is an American computer security consultant, author and hacker. In 1999, he was convicted of various computer and communications-related crimes. At the time of his arrest, he was the most-wanted computer criminal in the United States. He is also called as the master of Social engineering !

Born: August 6, 1963
Computer Use: When he was 16.
Current Status: Security Consultant
Nationality: American

Reference : Wikipedia

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