25 Most Notorious Hackers To Ever Get Caught – List25
20. Gary McKinnon
Convicted for having hacked a total of 97 US-based military and NASA computer systems, Gary McKinnon is a systems administrator based in Scotland. In 2002, he was known for having perpetrated the largest military computer hack of all time after shutting down a network of 2,000 computers in the US military and deleting critical files such as weapons logs in just a matter of 24 hours. This rendered the US military network inoperable for days.
15. HD Moore
HD Moore is the creator of the computer software Metasploit which was developed to test computer networks resistance to hacker penetration. HD Moore is also known for software projects such as WarVOX, AxMan, the Metasploit Decloaking Engine and Rogue Network Link Detection Tools. As a computer engineer, he concerned himself with the development of platforms intended to become security tools designed to test for vulnerabilities within networks in order to aid the development of stronger network protection software.
10. Ehud Tenenbaum
An Israeli cracker, Ehud Tenenbaum caught the attention of the media at the young age of 19, after he led a group of young hackers that damaged the computer networks of some of the largest institutions in the United States. Young as he was, he was arrested for hacking the computer systems of the US Air Force, NASA, US Navy, The Pentagon, Knesset and MIT. He also hacked into the computers of terrorist groups based in Palestine and destroyed the websites of Islamist organization Hamas.
5. Julian Paul Assange
An Australian editor and publicist, Julian Paul Assenge is the founder of WikiLeaks, a site that publishes submissions of secret information from personal web accounts and news leaks. Before he became internationally acclaimed for his founding of WikiLeaks, he was a teenage hacker who published US military documents. At age 16, he joined the International Subversives group and hacked computer systems under his pseudonym, “Mendax.”