Top 10 Black-Hat Hackers in the World

10 Best Black-Hat Hackers in the World

1. Kevin Mitnick

Kevin Mitnick was once the most wanted cyber criminal in the world. He had an obsession with computers that escalated into a two and half year hacking spree where he stole millions of dollars of corporate secrets from IBM, Motorola, telecom companies and even the National Defense warning system. He was caught twice in jail twice for his crimes, but now he is a computer security consultant .

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Kevin Mitnick

2. Vladimir Levin

Vladimir Leonidovitch Levin is a Russian Hacker of genius proportions. In 1994 while working with a dial-up connection and a laptop from Saint Petersburg, Apartment he accessed the accounts of several large corporate customers of Citibank stealing USD 10.7 million. He ended up spending three years in jail. However, in 2005, an anonymous hacker group came claiming that they were the ones truly responsible for the theft and that they only sold Vladimir the data needed to steal the money.

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Vladimir Levin

3. Mathew Bevan and Richard Pryce

In 1996, Mathew Bevan and Richard Pierce were 21 and 17 respectively, when they broke into military computers. They didn’t only hack into US military computers, but the officials thought they might have also hacked into North Korean Systems as well. These people have the unique distinction of saying that they almost started a war.

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Mathew Bevan

4. Michael Calce a.k.a MafiaBoy

Michael Calce, a Canadian Hacker was responsible for a series of high-profile cyber attacks in 2000. Project Rivolta a project name he called it meaning riot in Italian was a distributed denial of service attack that took down major websites Yahoo, FIFA, Amazon, eBay, CNN, and Dell among others. He was caught after bragging about the attacks in an IRC chat room for which he got eight months in jail. Why such a short sentence? Michael was only in high school at the time.

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Michael Calce a.k.a MafiaBoy

5. Adrian Lamo

Adrian Lamo is best-known for hacking into major cooperations like Yahoo, Bank of America, Citigroup, The New York Times and Microsoft but the way he did it made him famous. He used public internet connections like libraries and coffee shops to hack to hack into major sites. Because of that style, he was named as ‘Homeless Hacker’. In 2004 after being caught he was given six months house arrest in order to pay $65,000 in restitution.

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6. Jeanson James Ancheta

Jeanson James Ancheta has been the first hacker ever to create a botnet a group hijacked computers that work together as a legal means. In 2004, he started to work with botnets robot, a computer worm that can spread his net of infected computers which gave him control to 500,000 computers including US military computers. He was forced to give up his BMW, pay more than $58,000 and serve 60 months in prison.

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7. Gary Mckinnon

Gary Mckinnon a.ka Solo is a Scottish hacker who masterminded the largest military computer hack of all time. He hacked into 97 US armed forces and NASA computers between 2001 and 2002within a period of just 24 hours he deleted critical files including weapon logs. In total the damage that his hacking cost, cost the government an estimated $ 700,000.

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8. Owen Walker

Owen Walker a.ka AKILL was only 17 when he let in an international hacking group that cause over 26 million dollars in damages. The school teenager was responsible for creating the Bot virus which spread into 1.3 million computers around the world crashing them. Even though he was caught despite all the damage he was released without being convicted.

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9. Astra

The hacker named Astra, whose real name was never revealed was a 58-year-old Geek Mathematician, who was operated between 2002 and 2008 during that five-year period. He stole weapons technology data in 3D modeling software from a company called the Salt Group, which he sold up to USD 361 million to buyers all around the world. He was tracked down in an apartment in Athens, Greece.

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10. Albert Gonzalez

Albert Gonzalez, over a two year period he stole a total of 175 million credit card numbers selling them online. A massive yet undisclosed amount of money was stolen from his victims through identity theft, leaving them to battle to restore the credit ratings and get their money back. He was sentenced to 40 years jail.

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PS: There were a lot more hackers out there, these people are those who got caught 😛 .

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Ananth Talam is a professional blogger, gamer and content developer who develops creative content based on technology, human emotions and entertainment by day. With coffee running through his veins, he enthusiastically battles each day, two shots at a time.

78 COMMENTS

  1. WOw… is Vicky part of the top ten’s.. Vicky we waiting on you to be published on the world news as the top hacker, but don’t be caught..

    • This author is a n00b and a crap lazy writer with a questionable command of language.
      His veneered value weathering only one clause before his habitual laziness and his general ineptitude offers us a desultory jumbled bag of 37 words in the form of a sentence.

      All he knows about hacking is the type you prefix with a “w” and follow with the word “off”.

  2. if you really want to learn hacking 🙂

    Learn computer (HW/SW) & programming languages

    after you gather all the information practice

    whoaaaaa. ….. now you are an hacker 😛

  3. You guys do great things, following you for few months now and you’re great.
    Strong group…
    Love it.
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  4. “I want to learn Hacking” only means, “I am an Idiot”

    Damn! Internet has become a place which you see more idiots than anything else.

  5. i am requesting to all members i am interested to learn actual ethical hacking so please anybody train me actual hacking…. if you are train me then i am doing anything what he want……………but please any one train me….

  6. what about Onel De Guzman??
    Onel de Guzman
    Creator of the ‘Love Bug’ Finds Fame Isn’t So Sweet. MANILA — The past year has been far from sweet for Onel de Guzman, the Filipino college dropout who gained international notoriety as the alleged author of the devastating “I Love You” virus.

  7. hacking is good bcoz u get alot things that one wished for but is
    bad when u are caugth pilz don’t hack me bcoz am also good on dut

  8. Jonathan James – created a backdoor for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency Server. This is responsible for securing the threat for the Department of Defense of the United States. With the backdoor, Jonathan created a way to access the emails and employee user name and passwords as well. He went on to hack NASA Computers and stole software worth $1.7 million.
    Adrian Lamo – has hacked into major companies like The New York Times, Microsoft, Yahoo, Bank of America, Citigroup and others.
    Kevin Poulsen – He hacked the phone lines of the LA Radio’s KIIS-FM phone. He got a brand new Porsche for the same.
    Read more about other famous hackers. goo.gl/4aplqc

  9. I m nt known to wrld but still a personality …..m nt existance still m there becoz m the wrld n creator need tat u…..

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  11. hello ,my name is aman and i want to learn hacking from u will you teach me? give me response on my mail please. thank you.

  12. Hacking is a serious offense,unless you’re as good as me.!
    Its 2016 and cracking into cyberspace is a much difficult scene.

  13. Who says in 2016 cracking is difficult… If you know C programing you can do everything because everything starts from C

  14. hey I know nothing about hacking but m interested very much . can anyone teach me basics of hackng . reply on my email please..

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