Things You Should Know about the Hackers That Shocked the World
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 points on some of the famous hackers and the crimes which they committed that shock the world.
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. One of the famous hackers was known as Guccifer, His real name was Marcel Lehel Lazar who is responsible for the hackings of several American 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.
Albert Gonzalez is also a very famous hacker who was employed by the secret service. Albert together with his hacking gang used Wi-Fi to break into retailers and secured computer networks. They are known for stealing over 140 million credit card numbers from this retailers. He confessed his crimes and was sentenced to jail to serve a 20-year sentence.
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 is also known for running an online market whereby hackers used to purchase and sell peoples financial and personal information. He confessed all the crimes that he committed and he was later on sentenced to serve 13 years in prison.
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. In the year 2003 a hacking group rose and it is famously known as anonymous, this group is known for targeting institutions, and they are also known for hacking campaigns to support, this group has not yet been arrested yet for the various hacks that they have committed.