Things You Should Know about the Hackers That Shocked the World
In every 39 seconds there is usually a hack that is taking place, majority of the hacks are usually against small businesses do you find that large corporations and individuals are also victims. Below are some points on some of the famous hackers and the crimes which they committed that shock the world.
These hackers became well known because of the hacking activities that they did. They are usually well-known because of stealing private information which is not supposed to be shared to the public or identity theft. 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 was the first person to share Photos of President George Bush’s paintings it is also alleged that he hacked into the email and Facebook accounts of a former secretary of state Colin Powell. He later pleaded guilty to hacking and identity theft though one crime which shocked everyone was hacking and exposing Hillary Clinton’s private emails.
Another famous hacker is Albert Gonzalez who used to work for the secret service. He worked together with a hacking gang that broke into some of the major retailers. Together with his gang they stole around 140 million credit cards numbers from the retailer stores. He confessed his crimes and was sentenced for 20 years in prison.
Mark Ray Butler was a computer consultant who later on turned into a hacker and started committing crimes. He is one of the most well-known identity thief who stole about 2 million credit card numbers and used them in making over 86 Million dollars was in fraudulent purchases. He was also accused by the feds for creating and running a marketplace online called carders market whereby other hackers used this markets to purchase and sell innocent people’s financial and personal information. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison after he made a confession of all the crimes that he committed.
Who became famous because of hacking the new york times is known as Adrian lamo. He was fined 65000 dollars and spent two years on probation, but surprisingly that wasn’t the end of his hacking. He later on exposed a hacker named Chelsea manning’s after Chelsea leaked some of the us army confidential information. Another famous hacking group is known as anonymous, this group started in 2003 they are known In hacking campaigns to support political events and social justice ,they are also known for targeting so many institutions such as PayPal and church of scientology.