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Who are the most notorious hackers ever?

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Nishita Ratan Amin

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Hacking is a way of getting unauthorized access to some data present in a system or a computer.  The hacker is a person who tries to find out ways to breach the security walls of some confidential or private data. At present, businesses and companies cannot survive without computers, and they need to connect their computers with the outer networks, so their networks are exposed to hacking. Here we will discuss the names of some notorious hackers ever.


  • Kevin Mitnick :  You can say that Kevin Mitnick is the notorious hacker of this century. This self-styled hacker has hacked the data of various telecommunication and technology companies like Fujitsu, Nokia, and Motorola. In 1995, he was arrested, and he spent 5 years in jail. Now he operates a computer security consultancy, and he calls hacking as social engineering.                               

  • Adrian Lamo : He took a start in 2001 when he was only 20 years old. He utilized an unauthorized content management tool for the very first time at Yahoo and modified a Reuters article. He related a fake quote with John Ashcroft, who was a Former General Attorney. He is used to hacking systems and then informs his victims about this hacking. He gained the title of The Homeless Hacker as he had no permanent address.                                          
  • Jonathan James : Jonathan James is another notorious hacker who started hacking at a very young age. He managed to hack so many governmental and commercial networks. He was sent to jail when he was a minor. He also hacked the data of NASA and NASA had to suffer consequences as a result. In 2008, he eventually committed suicide.                                                                                     

  • Kevin Poulsen : This hacker is also known with the name of Dark Dante. He utilized his knowledge about telephone systems and once he hacked the whole telephone lines of a radio system. He fixed the lines, and he won a new Porsche by showing himself as a winning caller. He was sentenced to jail, but now he is working as an editor.

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