Top 10+ Famous Hackers In The World

In this post we will show you top 10 famous hacker in the world and their details.

1:Kevin Mitnick

Kevin Mitnick is a computer security consultant
and author, who infiltrates his clients’
companies to expose their security strengths,
weaknesses, and potential loopholes.
He is the first hacker to have his face
immortalized on an FBI "Most Wanted"
poster. He was formerly the most wanted
computer criminal in the history of United
From the 1970s up until his last arrest in 1995,
he skilfully bypassed corporate security
safeguards, and found his way into some of the
most well-guarded systems such as Sun
Microsystems, Digital Equipment Corporation,
Motorola, Netcom, and Nokia.
Top 10 Famous Hackers In The World

2:Ian Murphy

Ian Murphy, also known as Captain Zap, at one
point of time was having high school students
steal computer equipment for him. Ian selfproclaims
to have been "the first hacker ever
convicted of a crime".
Ian's career as a master hacker was fabricated
in 1986 after he and his unemployed wife
decided to form some type of business.
He has a long history of computer and Internet
frauds. One of his favourite games is to forge
Email headers and to send out third-party
threat letters.
Top 10 Famous Hackers In The World

3:Jonathan James

Jonathan James was an American hacker, illfamous
as the first juvenile sent to prison for
cybercrime in United States. He committed
suicide in 2008 of a self-inflicted gunshot
In 1999, at the age of 16, he gained access to
several computers by breaking the password of
a server that belonged to NASA and stole the
source code of the International Space Station
among other sensitive information.
Top 10 Famous Hackers In The World

4:Mark Abene

Mark Abene, known around the world by
his pseudonym Phiber Optik, is an information
security expert and entrepreneur. He was a
high-profile hacker in the 1980s and early
1990s. He was one of the first hackers to
openly debate and defend the positive merits
of ethical hacking as a beneficial tool to
His expertise spreads across penetration
studies, on-site security assessments, secure
code reviews, security policy review and
generation, systems and network architecture,
systems administration and network
management, among many others. His
clientele includes American Express, UBS, First
USA, Ernst & Young, KPMG and others.
Top 10 Famous Hackers In The World

5:Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds is known as one of the best
hackers of all time. He rose to fame by creating
Linux, the very popular Unix-based operating
system. Linux is open source and thousands of
developers have contributed to its Kernel.
However, Torvalds remains the ultimate
authority on what new code is incorporated into
the standard Linux kernel. As of 2006,
approximately two percent of the Linux kernel
was written by Torvalds himself.
He just aspires to be simple and have fun by
making the world’s best operating system.
Torvalds has received honorary doctorates
from Stockholm University and University of

6:Mathew Bevan

Mathew Bevan (born 10 June 1974) is a British hacker
from Cardiff, Wales. In 1996 he was arrested for hacking
into secure U.S. Government networks under the handle
Kuji. At the age of 21, he hacked into the files of the Griffiss
Air Force Base Research Laboratory in New York.
Top 10 Famous Hackers In The World

7:Kevin Poulsen

Kevin Poulsen, also known as Dark Dante,
became famous for his notoriety when he took
over all the telephone lines of Los
Angeles radio station KIIS-FM, guaranteeing
that he would be the 102nd caller and win the
prize of a Porsche 944 S2.
Poulsen also drew the ire of FBI, when he
hacked into federal computers for wiretap
information, for which he had to serve a
sentence of five years. He has reinvented
himself as a journalist and has carved a niche
for himself in this field.
Top 10 Famous Hackers In The World

8:Gary McKinnon

Gary McKinnon is a renowned systems
administrator and hacker. He was famously
accused of the “biggest military computer hack
of all time”. He had successfully hacked the
networks of Army, Air Force, Navy and NASA
systems of the United States government.
In his statements to the media, he has often
mentioned that his motivation was only to find
evidence of UFOs, antigravity technology, and
the suppression of “free energy” that could
potentially be useful to the public.
Top 10 Famous Hackers In The World

9:Robert Morris

Robert Morris, known as the creator of the
Morris Worm, the first computer worm to be
unleashed on the Internet. The worm had the
capability to slow down computers and make
them no longer usable. As a result of this, he
was sentenced to three years’ probation, 400
hours of community service and also had to
pay a penalty amount of $10,500.
Morris is currently working as a tenured
professor at the MIT Computer Science and
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
Top 10 Famous Hackers In The World

10:Johan Helsingius

Johan Helsingius, better known as Julf, came
into the limelight in the 1980s when he started
operating the world's most popular anonymous
remailer, called
Johan was also responsible for product
development for the first Pan-European
internet service provider, Eunet International.
He is at present, a member of the board of
Technologia Incognita, a hackerspace
association in Amsterdam, and supports the
communication companies worldwide with his
cyber knowledge.
Top 10 Famous Hackers In The World

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