The world wide web which has become the hub of storing and restoring information, considered to be the safest vault, is a mere toy in the hands of a few computer geniuses called Hackers. Here are the 8 best hackers around the world.
1. Gary Mckinnon
Gary McKinnon is a Scottish systems administrator and hacker who was accused in 2002 of perpetrating the “biggest military computer hack of all time,”. McKinnon was accused of hacking into 97 United States military and NASA computers at his girlfriend’s aunt’s house in London, using the name ‘Solo’. Mr. McKinnon said their security was so lapsed he was able to regularly gain access to entire databases for between 18 months and two years. The US military alleges that he caused $800,000 worth of damage and left 300 computers at a US Navy weapons station unusable immediately after the September 11 atrocities.
Lulz Security, was a black hat computer hacking group that claimed responsibility for several high profile attacks. LulzSec attack on Sony, took the PlayStation Network offline for several days, stole 24.6 million individual pieces of customer data and cost the firm a reported $20 million in revenue. The group also claimed responsibility for taking the CIA website offline. Some security professionals have commented that LulzSec has drawn attention to insecure systems and the dangers of password reuse.