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Top List of Famous Hackers of All Time

Top List of Famous Hackers of All Time



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Have a look on these Great Great Hackers of All Time....Doesn't Matter what they Did but All are Genius in my View....
Have a look on these Great Great Hackers of All Time....Doesn't Matter what they Did but All are Genius in my View....

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List of Famous Hackers Of All Time :
By : Raj MangalamVisit for More List :Hackers ListHackers, a group that consists of skilled computer enthusiasts. Ablack hat is a person who compromises the security of a computersystem without permission from an authorized party, typically withmalicious intent. The term white hat is used for a person who isethically opposed to the abuse of computer systems, but is frequentlyno less skilled. The term cracker was coined by Richard Stallman toprovide an alternative to using the existing word hacker for thismeaning.The somewhat similar activity of defeating copy preventiondevices in software which may or may not be legal in a country's lawsis actually software cracking...
List of Famous Hackers of All Time:
[ Have You Tried the New Firefox ; It's SuperDownload Here]There are numbers of Hackers in the world till date, Few has becomefamous by their Black hat work and few of them are famous by theirEthical Hacking. Below is separate list of World's All Time BestHackers and Crackers. Although I represent them by Hackers onlybecause what every they did, was wrong but one thing is sure theywere Brilliant. Hacking is not a work of simple mind, onlyIntelligent Mind can do that.
Gary McKinnon
Gary McKinnon, 40, accused of mounting the largest ever hack of United States government computer networks -- including Army, Air Force, Navy and NASA systems The court hasrecommended that McKinnon be extradited to the United States to face charges of illegally accessing 97 computers, causing US$700,000 (400,000 pounds; euro588,000) in damage.
Jonathan James
The youth, known as "cOmrade" on the Internet, pleaded guilty to intercepting 3,300email messages at one of the Defense Department's most sensitive operations and stealingdata from 13 NASA computers, including some devoted to the new International SpaceStation. James gained notoriety when he became the first juvenile to be sent to prison for hacking. Hewas sentenced at 16 years old. He installed a backdoor into a Defense Threat Reduction Agency server.The DTRA is an agency of the Department of Defense charged with reducing the threat to the U.S. andits allies from nuclear, biological, chemical, conventional and special weapons. The backdoor hecreated enabled him to view sensitive e-mails and capture employee usernames and passwords.Jamesalso cracked into NASA computers, stealing software worth approximately $1.7 million. According tothe Department of Justice, “The software supported the International Space Station’s physicalenvironment, including control of the temperature and humidity within the living space.” NASA wasforced to shut down its computer systems, ultimately racking up a $41,000 cost.
Adrian Lamo
Dubbed the “homeless hacker,” he used Internet connections at Kinko’s, coffee shops and libraries todo his intrusions. In a profile article, “He Hacks by Day, Squats by Night,” Lamo reflects, “I have a laptop in Pittsburgh, a change of clothes in D.C. It kind of redefines the term multi- jurisdictional.”Dubbed the “homeless hacker,” he used Internetconnections at Kinko’s, coffee shops and libraries to do hisintrusions. For his intrusion at The New York Times, Lamo wasordered to pay approximately $65,000 in restitution. He was alsosentenced to six months of home confinement and two years of  probation, which expired January 16, 2007. Lamo is currentlyworking as an award-winning journalist and public speaker.
Kevin Mitnick 
The Department of Justice describes him as “the most wanted computer criminal in United States history.” His exploits were detailed in twomovies: Freedom Downtime and Takedown. He started out exploitingthe Los Angeles bus punch card system to get free rides. Then, likeApple co-founder Steve Wozniak, dabbled in phone phreaking.Although there were numerous offenses, Mitnick was ultimatelyconvicted for breaking into the Digital Equipment Corporation’scomputer network and stealing software.Today, Mitnick has been ableto move past his role as a black hat hacker and become a productivemember of society. He served five years, about 8 months of it insolitary confinement, and is now a computer security consultant, author and speaker.
Kevin Poulsen
Also known as Dark Dante, Poulsen gained recognition for his hack of LA radio’s KIIS-FM phone lines, (taing over all of the station’s phone lines) which earned him a brand
new Porsche, among other items. Law enforcement dubbed him “the Hannibal Lecter of computer crime.”Authorities began to pursue Poulsen after he hacked into a federal investigation database.During this pursuit, he further drew the ire of the FBI by hacking into federal computers for wiretapinformation.His hacking specialty, however, revolved around telephones. Poulsen’s most famous hack,In a related feat, Poulsen also “reactivated old Yellow Page escort telephone numbers for anacquaintance who then ran a virtual escort agency.” Later, when his photo came up on the showUnsolved Mysteries, 1-800 phone lines for the program crashed. Ultimately, Poulsen was captured in asupermarket and served a sentence of five years.Since serving time, Poulsen has worked as a journalist.He is now a senior editor for Wired News. His most prominent article details his work on identifying744 sex offenders with MySpace profiles.
Robert Tappan Morris
Morris, son of former National Security Agency scientist Robert Morris, is known as the creator of theMorris Worm, the first computer worm to be unleashed on the Internet. As a result of thiscrime, he was the first person prosecuted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.Morris wrote the code for the worm while he was a student at Cornell. He asserts that he intended touse it to see how large the Internet was. The worm, however, replicated itself excessively, slowingcomputers down so that they were no longer usable. It is not possible to know exactly how manycomputers were affected, but experts estimate an impact of 6,000 machines. He was sentenced to threeyears’ probation, 400 hours of community service and a fined $10,500.Morris is currently working as atenured professor at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He principallyresearches computer network architectures including distributed hash tables such as Chord and wirelessmesh networks such as Roofnet.
Vladimir Levin
Levin accessed the accounts of several large corporate customers of Citibank via their dial-up wiretransfer service (Financial Institutions Citibank Cash Manager) and transferred funds toaccounts set up by accomplices in Finland, the United States, the Netherlands, Germanyand Israel.In 2005 an alleged member of the former St. Petersburg hacker group, claimingto be one of the original Citibank penetrators, published under the name ArkanoiD a memorandum on popular Provider.net.ru website dedicated to telecom market.According to him, Levin was not actuallya scientist (mathematician, biologist or the like) but a kind of ordinary system administrator whomanaged to get hands on the ready data about how to penetrate in Citibank machines and then exploitthem.ArkanoiD emphasized all the communications were carried over X.25 network and the Internetwas not involved. ArkanoiD’s group in 1994 found out Citibank systems were unprotected and it spentseveral weeks examining the structure of the bank’s USA-based networks remotely. Members of thegroup played around with systems’ tools (e.g. were installing and running games) and were unnoticed by the bank’s staff. Penetrators did not plan to conduct a robbery for their personal safety and stoppedtheir activities at some time. Someone of them later handed over the crucial access data to Levin(reportedly for the stated $100).
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Kevin Mitnick is the best one of dem all !!
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fantastic Hacker friends keep it up..... plz friendly request too all of u dont hack Poor Publics Account....
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