What You Should Know about the World’s Most Famous Hackers of All Time
When it comes to hacking every type of business whether a large corporation or a small one is at a risk of getting hacked. Below are some points on some of the famous hackers and the crimes which they committed that shock the world.
The hacking crimes which they committed are the ones that put them on the front pages of various publications thus making them famous. Their terrifying crimes range from ID theft to stealing classified information from the military. Guccifer is one famous hacker who is well known for hacking political figures in America. He is known for sharing President George Bush’s personal paintings, and he also hacked the former secretary of state Colin Powell’s facebook and email account. He later pleaded guilty to hacking and identity theft though one crime which shocked everyone was hacking and exposing Hillary Clinton’s private emails.
Albert Gonzalez is also a very famous hacker who was employed by the secret service. Albert together with his hacking gang used Wi-Fi to break into retailers and secured computer networks. Together with his gang they stole around 140 million credit cards numbers from the retailer stores. He confessed his crimes and was sentenced for 20 years in prison.
Max Ray Butler is a former computer security consultant who turned into a hacker and he went by the alias name Iceman. He was an identity thief who stole around 2 million credit card numbers and later on used over 86 million dollars in making fraudulent purchases using the cards. He was also accused by the feds for creating and running a marketplace online called carders market whereby other hackers used this markets to purchase and sell innocent people’s financial and personal information. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison after he made a confession of all the crimes that he committed.
When New York Times was hacked in 2002 it was done by a happy who was known as Adrian lamu. He was fined 65000 dollars and spent two years on probation, but surprisingly that wasn’t the end of his hacking. He recently appeared in the news for turning in Chelsea Manning after leaking classified files from the US army. Another famous hacking group is known as anonymous, this group started in 2003 they are known In hacking campaigns to support political events and social justice ,they are also known for targeting so many institutions such as PayPal and church of scientology.
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