Hacker’s name presents a negative character in the mind, whenever every hacker does not think negative; there are some bad and some good. But most are bad. In this post I will share with you top 5 biggest computer hackers of the world. According to analyst hacker is the most precarious person on the earth who have the capability to get access to any computer, confidential data, technology devices and information that lead to war. Hacking culture has always held a certain attraction, from movies like Hackers, The Matrix Trilogy, Mission Impossible: Ghost protocol, and Eagle Eye…
BIGGEST COMPUTER HACKERS
- Hacking of US Military Computers
- Hacker Turned Nice Guy (Adrian Lamo)
- Hacking into Banking Systems
- Hacking of Newspapers and Electronic Giants
Hacking of US Military Computers
Gary McKinnon infiltrated 97 US military and NASA computers, as he hacked the military and NASA websites from his girlfriend’s aunt’s house in London. While entering and deleting the files from these websites wasn’t enough, McKinnon put out a notice on the website that said, “Your security is crap.” He had successfully 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.
Hacker Turned Nice Guy (Adrian Lamo)
Adrian Lamo hacked into Yahoo!, Microsoft, Google, and The New York Times. This, although culminated into his arrest, it later helped him to become an American Threat Analyst. A guy who would hack into top-notch accounts sitting in the spacious and comforting cafeterias, libraries, internet cafes, soon turned Wikileaks suspect Bradley Manning over to FBI.
Astra, a Sanskrit word for weapon was the penname of a hacker who dealt in the weapon stealing and selling. A 58-year-old Greek Mathematician hacked into the systems of France’s Dassault Group, stole vulnerable weapons technology data and sold it to different countries for five long years. While the real identity of the ASTRA remains untraced, officials have said that he had been wanted since 2002. Astra sold the data to approximately 250 people from around the globe, which cost Dassault $360 millions of damage.
Hacking into Banking Systems
For two long years, Albert Gonzalez, stole from credit cards of the netizens. 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.
Hacking of Newspapers and Electronic Giants
Lulz Security, a high profile, Black Hat hacker group, gained credentials for hacking into Sony, News International, CIA, FBI, Scotland Yard, and several noteworthy accounts. So notorious was the group that when it hacked into News Corporations account, they put across a false report of Rupert Murdoch having passed away. While the group claims to have retired from their vile duties, the motto of the group, “Laughing at your security since 2011!” stays alive.