Will you hire these most dangerous hackers in your company?
In our digital age today, most people don’t rely on pen and paper to save data anymore. Almost everyone’s data nowadays, important or not, are saved on computers. And since it’s the age of the internet, we can say that all our computers are interconnected with each other.
Security of our data systems has always been a challenge to protect from prying eyes who want to steal data from our systems.
This list shows the top 5 hackers of all time who have caused a great amount damage to our personal data.
1. Jonathan James
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Jonathan James is credited with being the first juvenile to be imprisoned for cybercrime in the United States. He was 16 back then when he was charged with hacking into the computer systems of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. By installing a backdoor into the DTRA server, he was able to gain access to numerous usernames and passwords. He also hacked NASA systems and stole softwares that controlled essential life sustaining equipment.
2. Kevin ‘Dark Dante’ Poulsen
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Kevin Poulsen, aka Dark Dante was the first American who was banned from using the internet and computers for 3 years after being released from jail. His most notorious act was when he hacked the telephone lines of L.A. radio network so he could be the 102nd caller and win a new Porsche.
3. Nashon Even-Chaim
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Nashon Even-Chaim, aka Phonix, is known to be one of the most skilled yet arrogant hackers in a hacking group named ‘The Realm’. He was the first major computer hacker to be convicted in Australia. His targets were focused on defense and nuclear weapons research networks.
4. Adrian Lamo
Black Hat hackers are hackers who do what they do earn money and fame, those who do it to improve internet security against Black Hats are called ‘White Hat’ hackers. Adrian Lamo, on the other hand is known as a ‘Grey Hat’, since he has done work for both sides.
He has managed to hack into different high-profile systems such as Yahoo, Microsoft, The New York Times and others. When he was arrested for breaking into their systems, he claimed that he only did these companies a favur by highlighting the loopholes in their systems.
5. Kevin Mitnick
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In the hacking world, he is known as ‘The Condor’ and ‘The Darkside Hacker’. By using social engineering to hack various computer and communications-related crimes.
Now, he runs a security firm named Mitnick Security Consulting LLC. This firm helps test a company’s security strengths, weaknesses, and potential loopholes. Kevin Mitnick is also the Chief Hacking Officer of KnowBe4, a security awareness training company. He is an active advisory board member at Zimperium, a firm which develops mobile intrusion prevention systems.