Today we are going to make a list of the 5 most famous hackers in history. It is necessary to specify that the most dangerous and / or professional hackers, for example those who work for the political interests of their countries, are simply not known!
5. Gary McKinnon
Nicknamed solo, Gary Mckinnon rose to fame in 2002 when a very special message appeared on the screen of a US Army computer: » Your safety is bullshit, I am Solo and I will continue to disrupt at the highest levels ”. And after investigation they learned that it is a message from a British systems’ administrator by the name of Gary McKinnon. McKinnon reportedly accessed 97 computers belonging to the US Army, NASA, Army, Air Force, Navy, Department of Defense, as well as the Pentagon. explained that he wanted this to find out once and for all if there were UFOs and believed the Americans had recovered some extraterrestrial anti-gravity technology.
4.Robert Tappan Morris
After graduating from Harvard University in 1988, Morris decided to test the size of the Internet. He created the Morris worm that will infect 6,000 Unix machines by crashing it. Millions of dollars in damage will then be estimated. This was probably the first worm of its kind. Morris will eventually be captured, fined, sentenced to three years probation and 400 hours of community service.
Adrian Lamo traveled a lot from Internet cafes to Internet cafes to libraries and other wireless access points. He would have broken into the computer networks of large companies such as Yahoo !, Microsoft and The New York Times, and said he was doing it for fun and would go on to immediately explain the problem to systems and network managers. He will also be involved in the WikiLeaks scandal and denounce Bradley Manning who was also involved in this affair.
Kevin Poulsen, became popular when he « won » a Porsche by hacking a radio station. A Los Angeles radio station (KIIS-FM) launches a radio competition in which the 102nd listener who calls wins a Porsche. Kevin with his two friends breaks into the radio- telephone system to make sure he is the 102nd caller and wins the award. The FBI sets out to find him as Kevin hides as a fugitive. However, he was arrested in 1991, pleaded guilty and sentenced to 4 years and 3 months in prison.
1. Kevin Mitnick
Kevin Mitnick is known to have been the Most Wanted Hacker in history, he was the first hacker to be on the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted list. Mitnick used a lot of Social Engineering techniques and even wrote some books about it, “The Art of Deception,” and “The Art of Trespassing.” In all, Kevin Mitnick will have illegally accessed systems from Pacific Bell, Motorola, Nokia, Fujitsu, Sun Microsystems and even Pentagon. Mitnick is still very popular today, and many quotes come from him like, “ A secure computer is a computer stored in a shed and unplugged. ” Ramy Badir. “ You can always find someone kind enough to plug in the computer. ”Kevin Mitnick.