Points You Should Know about the World’s Most Dangerous Hackers
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 of the most famous hackers and the hacking crimes that the 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. Marcel later Lazar who is known in the hacking world as Guccifer hacked some of the political figures. 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. Really made him famous was hacking the private email server of Hillary Clinton.
Another famous hacker is Albert Gonzalez who used to work for 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 was later on sentenced for 20 years after having confessed to his crimes.
Max Ray Butler is a former computer security consultant who turned into a hacker and he went by the alias name Iceman. 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 accused by the police for starting an online market which was used by hackers to share and sell people’s personal information. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison after he made a confession of all the crimes that he committed.
Adrian Lamo became famous when he hacked the New York times but in the 2002. 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, later on, appeared on the news when he turned in a hacker named Chelsea manning’s absurd the hacker leaked 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.