What You Should Know about the World’s Most Famous Hackers of All Time
In every 39 seconds there is usually a hack that is taking place, majority of the hacks are usually against small businesses do you find that large corporations and individuals are also victims. Below is a list of the top most famous hackers that you can learn more about them and the crimes that they committed.
The hacking crimes which they committed are the ones that put them on the front pages of various publications thus making them famous. The crimes which they committed are mostly ID theft and stealing some of the classified information. One of the famous hackers was known as Guccifer, His real name was Marcel Lehel Lazar who is responsible for the hackings of several American political figures. He shook the world when he shared some personal pictures of the president and he also hacked the email account in Facebook account or the former secretary of state colin powell. 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 known for the hacking crimes, and the most interesting part is that he was part of the secret service. He worked together with a hacking gang that broke into some of the major retailers. During their run they stole and sold over 140 million credit card numbers, he stole from big-name retailers. He was later on sentenced for 20 years after having confessed to his crimes.
Another popular hacker was known as Iceman whose real name was max re butler and he used to work for a computer security firm. He is known for making over 86 million dollars in fraudulent purchases which he made with a 2 million credit card numbers that he stole. 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 later on sentenced to 13 years in prison for the crimes he committed.
When New York Times was hacked in 2002 it was done by a happy who was known as Adrian lamu. He was taken to court, and he was sentenced to 2 years of probation, and he, later on, paid $65000 as a fine though that was not the end of his hacking crimes. 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.