10 of the World’s Most Famous and Best Hackers (and Their Fascinating Stories)

Joel Lee Updated 16-12-2018

Not all hackers are bad. The good ones are called “white-hat hackers” and use hacking to improve computer security. The ones who are just having fun are called “gray-hat hackers.” But the malicious kind you’re thinking of?


They’re called “black-hat hackers.” Despite being the best at what they do, they can cause a lot of harm, as history has shown. Here are some of the most infamous and nefarious “black hatters,” what they did to earn their reputations, and where they are today.

1. Kevin Mitnick

The US Department of Justice called him the “most wanted computer criminal in US history.” Kevin Mitnick’s story is so wild that it was even the basis for a featured film called Track Down.

What did he do?
After serving a year in prison for hacking into the Digital Equipment Corporation’s network, he was let out for three years of supervised release. But near the end of that period, he fled and went on a 2.5-year hacking spree that involved breaching the national defense warning system and stealing corporate secrets.

Where is he now?
Mitnick was eventually caught and convicted with a five-year prison sentence. After fully serving those years, he became a consultant and public speaker for computer security. He now runs Mitnick Security Consulting, LLC.

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2. Jonathan James

The story of Jonathan James, known as “c0mrade,” is a tragic one. He began hacking at a young age, managing to hack into several commercial and government networks and being sent to prison for it—all while he was still a minor.

What did he do?
James eventually hacked into NASA’s network and downloaded enough source code (assets equaling $1.7 million at the time) to learn how the International Space Station worked. NASA had to shut down its network for three entire weeks while they investigated the breach, costing an additional $41,000.

Where is he now?
In 2007, several high-profile companies fell victim to numerous malicious network attacks. Even though James denied any involvement, he was suspected and investigated. In 2008, James committed suicide, believing he would be convicted of crimes he didn’t commit.

3. Albert Gonzalez

Albert Gonzalez started off as the leader of a hacker group called ShadowCrew. In addition to stealing and selling credit card numbers, ShadowCrew also fabricated fraudulent passports, health insurance cards, and birth certificates for identity theft crimes 6 Warning Signs Of Digital Identity Theft You Shouldn't Ignore Identity theft isn't too rare of an occurrence these days, yet we often fall into the trap of thinking that it'll always happen to "someone else". Don't ignore the warning signs. Read More .


What did he do?
Albert Gonzalez paved his way to internet fame when he collected more than 170 million credit card and ATM card numbers over a period of two years. He then hacked into the databases of TJX Companies and Heartland Payment Systems to steal all of their stored credit card numbers as well.

Where is he now?
Gonzalez was sentenced to prison for 20 years (two sentences of 20 years to be served simultaneously) and is scheduled for release in 2025.

4. Kevin Poulsen

Kevin Poulsen, also known as “Dark Dante,” earned his 15 minutes of fame by utilizing his intricate knowledge of telephone systems. At one point, he hacked a radio station’s phone lines and fixed himself as the winning caller, earning him a brand new Porsche. According to media, he was the “Hannibal Lecter of computer crime.”

What did he do?
Poulsen got himself onto the FBI’s wanted list when he hacked into federal systems and stole wiretap information. He was later captured in a supermarket (of all places) and sentenced to 51 months in prison and a bill for $56,000 in restitution.


Where is he now?
Poulsen changed his ways after being released from prison in 1995. He began working as a journalist and is now a contributing editor for Wired. In 2006, he even helped law enforcement to identify 744 sex offenders on MySpace.

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5. Nasa Hacker Gary McKinnon

Gary McKinnon, known as “Solo” on the internet, allegedly coordinated what would become the largest military computer hack of all time.

What did he do?
Over a 13-month period from February 2001 to March 2002, McKinnon illegally accessed 97 computers belonging to the US Armed Forces and NASA.


He claimed he was only searching for information on free energy suppression and UFO cover-ups, but according to US authorities he deleted a number of critical files and rendered over 300 computers inoperable, resulting in over $700,000 in damages.

Where is he now?
Being of Scottish descent and operating out of the United Kingdom, McKinnon was able to dodge the American government until 2005, when he faced extradition. After a series of appeals, Theresa May blocked his extradition on the grounds that he was “seriously ill” and that extradition would be “incompatible with [his] human rights.”

6. Robert Tappan Morris

Robert Tappan Morris picked up his knowledge of computers from his father Robert Morris, who was a computer scientist at Bell Labs and later the NSA. Morris is credited as the creator of the world’s first known computer worm.

What did he do?
In 1988, he created the Morris Worm while he was a student at Cornell University. The program was intended to gauge the size of the internet, but it had a flaw: computers could be infected multiple times 7 Types of Computer Viruses to Watch Out For and What They Do Many types of computer viruses can steal or destroy your data. Here are some of the most common viruses and what they do. Read More , and each infection would cause the computer to slow down even more. It rendered over 6,000 computers unusable.

Where is he now?
In 1989, Robert Tappan Morris was found to have violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. He was sentenced to three years of probation, 400 hours of community service, and a $10,050 fine. He eventually founded Y Combinator and is now a tenured professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

7. Loyd Blankenship

Loyd Blankenship, known as “The Mentor” in hacking circles, has been an active hacker since the 1970s. He was a member of several hacking groups in the past, most notably Legion of Doom (LOD).

What did he do?
Blankenship authored an essay called “Mentor’s Last Words” (also called “Conscience of a Hacker and Hacker Manifesto”), which he wrote after being arrested in 1986. The essay has come to be seen as a kind of cornerstone for hacking culture.

Where is he now?
Blankenship was hired by Steve Jackson Games in 1989 to work on GURPS Cyberpunk. The US Secret Service raided his home in 1990 and confiscated the game’s rulebook, calling it a “handbook for computer crime.” He has since given up on hacking and is now the head of product research and design at McAfee.

Person in front of computer screen

8. Julian Assange

Julian Assange began hacking at the age of 16 under the name “Mendax.” Over four years, he hacked into various government, corporate, and educational networks—including the Pentagon, NASA, Lockheed Martin, Citibank, and Stanford University.

What did he do?
Assange went on to create WikiLeaks in 2006 as a platform for publishing news leaks and classified documents from anonymous sources. The United States launched an investigation against Assange in 2010 to charge him under the Espionage Act of 1917.

Where is he now?
Assange is currently a citizen of Ecuador and holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, fearing extradition to the United States.

9. Guccifer 2.0

Who is Guccifer 2.0? Nobody knows for sure. It could be a person, or a group masquerading as a person. The name pays homage to a Romanian hacker (known as “Guccifer”) who often targeted US government officials and others of political prominence.

What did they do?
During the 2016 US Presidential Election, the Democratic National Convention’s network was hacked. Thousands of documents were leaked on WikiLeaks and elsewhere. Many believe that Guccifer 2.0 is a cover for Russian intelligence, but in an interview with Vice, Guccifer 2.0 claimed he was Romanian and not Russian.

Where are they now?
Guccifer 2.0 disappeared just before the 2016 US Presidential Election, then reappeared once in January 2017 to assert that he had no ties to Russian intelligence.

10. Anonymous

Anonymous may be the most well-known “hacker” of all time, yet also the most nebulous. Anonymous is not a single person but rather a decentralized group of hackers with no true membership or hierarchy. Anybody can act in the name of Anonymous.

What did they do?
Since their debut in 2003, Anonymous has been credited for attacking several notable targets, including Amazon, PayPal, Sony, the Westboro Baptist Church, the Church of Scientology, parts of the dark web What Is the Deep Web? It's More Important Than You Think The deep web and the dark web both sound scary and nefarious, but the dangers have been overblown. Here's what they actually and how you can even access them yourself! Read More , and the governments of Australia, India, Syria, the United States, among dozens of others.

Where are they now?
Anonymous continues its hacktivism to this day. Since 2011, two related hacking groups have spawned from Anonymous: LulzSec and AntiSec.

Staying Safe Against Modern-Day Hackers

Every year, new major security breaches and new hacking tools How You Might Attack Your Company Network With Shadow IoT Shadow IoT is a risk to all networks, at work and at home. But can uninvited network devices really hack industrial secrets? Read More top the news. For example, have you heard of the LoJax UEFI rootkit, developed by Russian hackers?

If you’re afraid that a hacker like one of the above will ruin your life, don’t worry. They prefer to go after big organizations and entities. To learn more, check out these interesting documentaries about hackers.

But you should be wary of another kind of hacker: one who wants to steal your personal data for their own gain. To stay protected, be sure to use security software to protect against malware and learn how to spot when your online accounts have been hacked.

If you want to become a white-hat hacker, visit these websites to learn how to hack legally 5 Websites That Teach You How to Hack Legally To learn ethical hacking, you're going to have to hack like a criminal. Get started with these websites you can legally hack. Read More . Also, learn why ethical hacking is legal Why Ethical Hacking Is Legal and Why We Need It Ethical hacking is a way to combat the security risks posed by cybercrime. Is ethical hacking legal? Why do we even need it? Read More in the first place.

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  1. Alexilaa
    December 24, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Not a single one of these hackers is a woman either they aren't good enough or they are so good they haven't been caught

  2. manno
    December 22, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    many of them are still alive?
    if someone want to be a secret hacker so what will u suggest what should he do ?
    as if he is begginner?

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  11. Nick
    December 2, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    i believe best hacker is Julian Assange.

    • manno
      December 22, 2019 at 10:53 pm

      no i think GUCCIFER 2.0 is best as he hide his name so he will not recognize as a single person or a group

  12. Rj rakesh patel
    November 14, 2017 at 5:12 pm

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  13. 909
    July 14, 2017 at 6:38 am

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  14. yuvas
    May 21, 2017 at 7:52 am

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  15. suman manna
    April 15, 2017 at 7:14 am

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    • done
      May 27, 2017 at 10:21 am

      Can you tell me who they are

    • manno
      December 22, 2019 at 10:57 pm

      hi bro!
      what if i want to learn some techniques from him will he teach me?

  17. Wyatt
    April 5, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Harold Markle

  18. Scottie
    March 13, 2017 at 4:33 am

    Richard Stallman....the hacker of hackers...:)

  19. Elixir
    March 5, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Barnaby jack....... the hacker of hackers........

  20. The key
    February 27, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    meet me sir I will sme interested concept.

  21. aswin
    February 20, 2017 at 3:46 am

    How can I hack the wifi

    • Anonymous
      March 28, 2018 at 6:36 pm

      YOU don't XD
      or go to to your mum and beg like hell and get slap by yout mum

    • Anonymous
      March 28, 2018 at 6:38 pm

      you don't or theirs another way call your mummy and get slaped

  22. Sampurna
    February 18, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    How can i connect with a hacker or a hacker community

    • done
      May 27, 2017 at 10:22 am

      If you want contact me

  23. hari prasad
    January 27, 2017 at 9:14 am

    world reknown hacker of all time ===haribalan

  24. Gaotu
    January 26, 2017 at 9:18 am

    I can hack into your brain and I don't even need Internet c0nnection to do it. :-)

  25. Kanishk
    November 20, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Well Edward Snowde the best.

  26. aden
    November 19, 2016 at 3:21 am

    I think Kevin Mitnick should be on this list.

    • rajan mishra
      November 19, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      yes . u r absulitly right.

      • Rajan Mishra
        March 25, 2018 at 2:18 am


  27. Lukas
    November 18, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Edward Joseph Snowden

    • Bobby
      December 14, 2016 at 3:10 am

      Snowden is not a hacker . he just copied files off his work computer and published them .

  28. Lawrence harding
    November 3, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    A while back i was about to lose my property and my wife also wanted a divorce, my world was crashing down till a friend told me about a real hacker (hackbishop AT cyberservices DOT com) who was able to change my credit score and also hack my wifes mail to prove she was cheating on me!! I wont be here if this wasnt true! Am grateful and this is my way of fulfilling the promise i made to him..

  29. AdamIzac
    October 20, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    The famous hacker that should be in this hall of infamy is Anonymous

    • Laserz
      October 22, 2016 at 11:38 am

      Well to be exact it isn't just one Guy, it's a huge Group all over the World. And well that's basically all we know.

    • anvi
      November 28, 2016 at 7:09 am

      yes i agree

    • anvi
      November 28, 2016 at 7:09 am


  30. Ram
    October 16, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Hamza bendelladj

  31. xyz
    October 14, 2016 at 7:06 am

    B Sri Gurubaran

  32. april h mayfield
    October 1, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Narc city usa is hiring duhhhh

  33. razzu malik
    September 21, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Please learn me hacking

    • Anonymous
      March 28, 2018 at 6:39 pm

      youn don't hack

  34. sumit
    September 16, 2016 at 2:57 am

    Mohit Manohar he is an indian hacker who hacked clash of clan and many other online games at the age of 16....and now he is in 10th standard ..........nobody has seen him..but he is active in facebook

  35. bunty singh
    September 5, 2016 at 11:32 am

    how to hack whatsapp messages in pc any whatsapp account tell me

  36. kuldeep
    September 4, 2016 at 9:15 am


  37. deepak
    September 2, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    sir,i want to know whole about hacking if any one help me ...plzzz help me ..

  38. Angel Hardy
    July 4, 2016 at 5:22 am

    We need one to hack our bank that is robbing us with all their fees

  39. swag
    June 20, 2016 at 8:08 am

    why you guys need hack at we all be friends and if you want to learn your on the complete
    wrong side of the internet

    • Pharaoh99
      June 29, 2016 at 11:23 am

      y 4 u no speel gut?

  40. swag
    June 20, 2016 at 8:07 am

    im scared

  41. mz
    June 19, 2016 at 7:50 am

    hacking need good mind dear.u have this I think...

  42. mz
    June 19, 2016 at 7:48 am

    nice dears iam from afghnistan I also want to be hacker dears

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    June 19, 2016 at 12:46 am


    • Joshua
      September 10, 2016 at 6:33 am

      Nice. I have hidden messages before such as this.

    • manno
      December 22, 2019 at 11:03 pm

      why are u being so secretive ?mister!!!

  44. amit singh
    June 6, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    i also learn hacking

  45. Hari haran
    June 2, 2016 at 8:54 am

    I need to learn hacking

  46. Nelly wenslance
    May 30, 2016 at 11:13 am

    hamza bendelladj

  47. Bittu
    May 26, 2016 at 7:39 am

    i also want to learn hacking .... can uhh teach me "coolhack"..

    • shubhu
      May 26, 2016 at 7:58 am

      ok nice dream

  48. we know who u are
    April 28, 2016 at 6:26 pm


    • manno
      December 22, 2019 at 11:05 pm

      mister can u help me to learn hacking ?

  49. Yaair012ortiz
    April 28, 2016 at 6:24 pm


  50. Yaair012ortiz
    April 28, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    text me if u want to know how to hack i have lost of exp on hacking

    • akki
      May 1, 2016 at 4:09 am

      i want to learn hacking can u teach me?

      • coolhack
        May 24, 2016 at 9:25 am

        yes i will teach u

        • coolhack
          May 24, 2016 at 9:26 am


        • Bittu
          May 26, 2016 at 7:40 am

          i want to learn.. i am fully interested.............

    • Jose
      May 2, 2016 at 10:07 pm

      I want to learn hacking. Not hacking into NASA or that shit but at least knowing how to hack a WiFi network or a server. I have a Mac, how can I start learning the basics?

      • C0mEt
        June 9, 2016 at 4:30 pm

        Start with Kali Linux

      • Sh4tt3r
        September 29, 2016 at 5:33 pm

        Download Kali linux on a VM or burn laptop, then if you just want to know how to exploit things like WPS or even just brute force into a wifi network, you can literally youtube it.

      • ZR0cool
        May 30, 2017 at 7:01 pm

        First go with a windows program amateurs.......

    • joe
      May 3, 2016 at 8:00 pm


      May 12, 2016 at 5:54 am


      • Hunter2
        May 15, 2016 at 1:29 pm

        You guys are all hilarious

        • Plei
          July 1, 2016 at 3:21 pm

          I don't want to trample you guys' dreams, buuuuuuut you ain't gonna be hackin' until you spend hours, weeks, months and years practicing.

    • clinton
      May 24, 2016 at 8:02 am

      Hello brother i want to learn how to hack on here

    • Ameer Hamza
      July 22, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      Yes bro i want to learn hacking

  51. Yaair012ortiz
    April 28, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    UR MOM

  52. kari
    April 24, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    i have 2 harddrives, 2 tablets and information the old way i wrote it down,my internet address must be a invite 4 hakers to use, they filled up 2 laptops,2 tablets on the background,music files hid in everything,

  53. max
    April 18, 2016 at 10:32 am

    how to learn hacking and how i do it ...........?????????

    • ammm weird person
      April 26, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      You don't!!!

      • Anonymous
        April 26, 2016 at 6:22 pm

        why I am not.....?

  54. richard
    March 8, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    all those hackers above got sentnced or died.. how bout causing $50 billion in damages with not even getiing a slap on the wrist...

    Reonel Ramones and Onel de Guzman two teens inventors of the I Love You virus brought Microsoft to their knees in 2000...

    With no laws in th Philippines at that time on hacking.. they were released and all charges were dropped..

    now thats legendary..

    • Net Zero
      September 18, 2016 at 2:11 am


    • Net Zero
      September 18, 2016 at 2:11 am


  55. Sarah
    February 23, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Anonymous is one and she/he, we don't know, is normally on Movie star planet a game but she literally just hacks you at a blink of an eye and when she has hacked someone's account she changes the password, and puts in ur status: hacked by anonymous! It's sooooo creepy!

    • Human
      April 13, 2016 at 6:40 pm

      anonymous is a group of hackers all over the world, from the rumors (or probably the truth that has been published) anonymous hack government's website but also help society to track down terrorist group known as ISIS. I deduct that anonymous doesn't have any specific purpose for attacking as group, but as an individual they had.

  56. mr52
    February 19, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    mr52 is still alive

  57. Sammy
    February 14, 2016 at 12:55 am

    Zayne shah also goes by the name dihaan shah if am correct? Now that guy is a super legend of a hacker! He probably piss on all them hackers up there

  58. golu
    February 6, 2016 at 10:57 am

    i am interested in hacking........pls help me to know hackin???????

    pls help me:):):):):)''''''

    • Kevin
      February 18, 2016 at 3:20 pm


    • XENON
      March 24, 2016 at 10:15 am

      hey golu hacking is not something which you will beg and lsomeone will teach you.... You will have to learn it on your own...

  59. Timothy
    February 1, 2016 at 5:14 am

    where are the convicted ones being held?

  60. Monte_Kristo
    January 31, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Yevgeniy Bogachev with nickname "slavik"

  61. kfk
    January 21, 2016 at 10:22 am


  62. kfk
    January 21, 2016 at 10:22 am

    also me

  63. Emoo khan
    December 27, 2015 at 3:29 am

    I am so interested in hacking.....please help me any one....only guide me...plz

    my skype id emoo.khan6

  64. amir ansari
    December 20, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Elliot Alderson

    December 16, 2015 at 4:03 am

    One name I have to say Adrian Lamo

  66. 'Nort
    December 15, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    So the Mckinnons went into hiding as Muggles and eventually one went into hacking. How ironic.

  67. SHELLY
    November 17, 2015 at 7:26 am

    Hello, i am shelly, and i am here to tell you a secrete between my best friend Niki and i.
    Niki and i have been hacking into over 60 guys messages and accounts and even email just to help our friends and ourselves stay our of heart beaks and being played games with.
    She is very good at things like this and we both agreed to let it out to you today This is Niki's email, she is awesome

    • Deez nuts
      February 3, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      idk if i want the email of someone hacking others emails that seems like the definition of a setup to me

  68. Anonymous
    October 20, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Where is Hamza Bendellaj The Best

  69. Anonymous
    October 2, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Name: Jaki Bouazaa
    Country: Morocco
    Facebook Id: Francesca Scanianetta

    This a false hacker...Please find him...Hack him. He is hacking some one facebook account or skype...making fake video of person and sending all to his contacts if not the blackmailinga person. Please beware of hackers.

    A well wisher

  70. Anonymous
    July 14, 2015 at 11:48 am

    yes there is one name that you have omited from the list of hackers,the most formidable of all hackers : the NIGHTMARE ,where is he amongst the names ?

  71. Anonymous
    July 11, 2015 at 10:15 am

    If anyone could help me / teach me on how to be a hacker/programmer could u please contact me my facebook is vsal frost

  72. Anonymous
    July 11, 2015 at 10:09 am

    The worlds great havker is nit just one person but a legion of people they are called anonymos they have hacked into the goverment files, psn and they have latly been attackung the isis group of terest they have done good and bad things but the goverment sees them at a bunch a crimanals

  73. Anonymous
    July 9, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    A ROBLOX hack by the name of 1x1x1x1. U don't know much on this but some people on ROBLOX made a big deal out of it.

  74. Anonymous
    June 28, 2015 at 7:17 pm


  75. Anonymous
    June 27, 2015 at 6:32 am

    Stanley Johnson. Wired Magazine's 1999 man of the year. Hacked into FBI Carnivore program and set it back 2 years

    • Anonymous
      June 27, 2015 at 6:41 am


    • Rajan Mishra
      March 25, 2018 at 2:19 am


  76. Anonymous
    June 7, 2015 at 6:34 am

    what about xeon-xxx tanki online hacker

  77. Nzube
    May 21, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Seriously ansage is missing .... :)

  78. Gautam Rajeev
    May 9, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    where is julian assange

  79. bharathi
    April 24, 2015 at 10:53 am

    i'm a begginer in hacking, if any one please suggest me any good idea to become a great hacker(ethical/non-ethical).

    • Anonymous
      July 11, 2015 at 10:11 am

      Im just thinking of becoming one im just starting to learn the hackers language in C and C++ and Javascript

  80. bharathi
    April 24, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Wow! all are gives a great name for the hacking and they find their right way for serve

  81. mustansar
    April 15, 2015 at 6:03 am

    Julian assange??

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    April 14, 2015 at 11:13 pm

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  83. blah
    April 14, 2015 at 8:19 am

    ZeroCool I believe he now goes by the name Crash Override. Can't believe he's not on the list.

  84. Kenneth
    April 9, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Hello friend, my name is Mr Kenneth Dana i want to share my testimony on how i got my BLANK ATM card which have change my life today. i was once living on the street where by things were so hard for me, even to pay off my bills was very difficult for me i have to park off my apartment and start sleeping on the street of Vegas. i tried all i could do to secure a job but all went in vain because i was from the black side of America. so i decided to browse through on my phone for jobs online where i got an advert on Hackers advertising a Blank ATM card which can be used to hack any ATM Machine all over the world, i never thought this could be real because most advert on the internet are based on fraud, so i decided to give this a try and look where it will lead me to if it can change my life for good. i contacted this hackers and they told me they are from Australia and also they have branch all over the world in which they use in developing there ATM CARDS, this is real and not a scam it have help me out. to cut the story short this women who were geeks and also experts at ATM repairs, programming and execution who taught me various tips and tricks about breaking into an ATM Machine with a Blank ATM card.i applied for the Blank ATM card and it was delivered to me within 3 days and i did as i was told to and today my life have change from a street walker to my house, there is no ATM MACHINES this BLANK ATM CARD CANNOT penetrate into it because it have been programmed with various tools and software before it will be send to you. my life have really change and i want to share this to the world, i know this is illegal but also a smart way of living Big because the government cannot help us so we have to help our self. if you also want this BLANK ATM CARD i want you to contact her on email via; {}

  85. firnas
    April 8, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    can u give me free runes in heroes of order and chaos ´
    my user is brahimi8

  86. billi the kid
    April 5, 2015 at 11:33 am

    This are hacker other can do this are best in computer

  87. saad raza
    March 28, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    i am a father of hacking

    • krishna
      April 22, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      Saad raza please give me your email address

  88. Anonymous
    February 18, 2015 at 2:58 am

    how to hack teen pati???

  89. Anonymous
    February 18, 2015 at 2:58 am

    how to hack teen pati???

  90. ad
    February 7, 2015 at 4:17 am

    i need to find the location with i.p number will you someone help me pls i m in trouble with some fake account pls someone who can help me help me pls

  91. Iceman
    February 3, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    I will do any---- to become the most wanted hacker on earth!!! Fell free to get my location!!!

  92. usman
    January 24, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    i love u all hacker my name is usman

  93. Shuvo
    January 14, 2015 at 8:44 am

    There should be the name of ACE known as ac3ghoe. He hacked Russian national Armed fource's central database at the age of only 12 later he hacked RAW's official website.

  94. pooloop
    January 3, 2015 at 4:29 am

    Can any hacker destroy the whole internet?, that would be the best ever hacker, an vitaly needed at present, somebody to write CPU hardware Frying code¿, the internet is evil, all "e" based stuff is evil, like "E"C"igs ( Ethnic Cleansing) or E commerce EtC, Can ANY HACKER SHUT DOWN HAARP OR EISCAT?, before this evil electrical conspiracy destroys the solar system?, pulleeez?????

  95. pooloop
    January 3, 2015 at 3:59 am

    Wheres the best hacker then?, an i mean the person thats able to code all cpus into endless floating point oblivion or bypass overload esvape codes to fry all the worlds workin web linked cpu's ?, the perfect hack of all that shuts down all electric systems of the world!, its time somebody figured out how to pull the switch before the bio AI processors destroy all dumb lifeforms before they fry themselves as the last form of economical "FUN" in this insane inanely stupid inhumane world, why isit tjese so called best hackers never do anythin usefull except try to appear clever or hardmen or conspiracy nut crackers?, does the ego-less hacker excist?, i doubt it unless the bio-bunk AI code becomes the best hacker an rids the world of dumb human intellect?, moot point maybe?, pooloop!

  96. TheyCallMe
    November 17, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Oh come on how about John Draper? How do you leave off Captain Crunch from this list?

  97. Asifurrahman18
    November 8, 2012 at 3:09 am

    I wanna be a white hat haker to protect notes from black hat haker. I want to leaen haking. How can i learn that? Plz anyone help me......

    • romeo
      March 5, 2015 at 3:17 am

      First do good things don't you want to be a hacker

  98. mandeep gautam
    October 27, 2012 at 10:18 am


  99. mandeep gautam
    October 27, 2012 at 10:17 am


  100. manoj
    October 17, 2012 at 2:32 am

    plz given me hacking tip for a network break and send me tips for my mail id

  101. Altra Attestor
    October 15, 2012 at 11:46 am

    I was actually amazed it's amazing.

  102. Daniel
    September 19, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Cosmo or Derek whatever you want to call him.

    It's actually pretty recent

  103. streetshopper
    September 18, 2012 at 5:50 pm
  104. saxriyar
    September 10, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    yes i know.i create phishing for facebook.))))

    • Jhon
      October 10, 2012 at 12:02 pm

      My facebook pages are hacked, If anyone how to get back them please tell me I am ready to pay them. please contact me through my e-mail. hateebook at
      Thank You

  105. Ola-la
    August 31, 2012 at 9:37 am

    I think the greatest hacker is the one that have been never found >.<

    August 6, 2012 at 4:09 pm


    August 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm


  108. Rishabh Sharma
    August 4, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Great article... Long live hackers!

  109. gagan
    July 23, 2012 at 4:48 am

    even i want to learn hacking

  110. Tukirukiaririka
    July 19, 2012 at 11:03 am

    As far as i was concerned, The best Black hacker we ever had was "Jonathon James".

  111. Mani Ahmed
    July 18, 2012 at 11:21 am

    a few of them have sad endings and some have good endings but i intend to read about those who were never caught, who have reported handles but yet to be caught and what they have achieved (intended pun) so far ?

  112. Aryan
    July 17, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    what about Ramores and Onel de Guzman from Philippines who created ILoveYou worm....?

  113. Ben
    July 17, 2012 at 7:42 am

    One thing about black hat hackers, the are very highly motivated!

  114. Hunter Watts
    July 16, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    I'm going to watch Aladin.

  115. justinmraj
    July 16, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Check out for the complete list of black hat hackers here...

  116. harvey
    July 16, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Julian Assange should be on this list - not on the "white" hackers list!

  117. Nick Jones
    July 16, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    That is a wonderful piece / collection of great names I wasn't aware of. I am techy too and love web but fortunately or unfortunately I DO NOT fall into any of the said characters... I am NOT a hacker :) neither good nor bad of course my friends tell me I am good human. Hope fellow members agree :) LoL .. Feel free to network with me via Skype: nickbervivo

  118. Goku.Gohan
    June 9, 2012 at 9:56 am

    I don't know his name but he did hacked while there was G.Bush He hacked into his security system in sitting a garden via his lappy. He wasn't founded then. he came India but then they searched again for that boy & now, that boy works as a official hacker for U.S.

  119. Zaylor
    June 8, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Hagbard aka Karl Koch and Markus Hess belongs here.

  120. death dos
    June 8, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I dont know any hackers name but one things for sure that
    the best group of hackers is "ANONYMOUS" period

  121. Aravind Bachu
    June 8, 2012 at 5:07 am

    What about Julian Assange? wikileaks coud should have surely found a place in your list.

  122. Raj Sarkar
    June 8, 2012 at 5:00 am

    It was a great read! :)

  123. Cliff Mccullar
    June 7, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    dont think much of this list, then again things like this are always widely open to interpitation/personal opinion. but one that i am out right surprised over not seeing is adrian lamo. Or how about pheonix and electron for WANK(among other things)...anyway onto my real bone to pick with this :P.

    I dont know why any form of media doesnt seem to get this, but hacking a computer system(in general) is extremely easy. I dont care if the PC is owned by CERN, NASA, or your grandmother. It can and will be hacked if someone wants in. The age old saw of "locks are to keep honest people honest" applies doubly so to PC's. Their are just too many holes to keep someone that is determined to get in out. If you do even basic research you will easily find out just how horribly insecure our govermnets PC's are. Anyway just to prove im not full of it some links for yah :P

    getting the picture? thats not even linking too the actual government drafted reports on government pc vulnerability, in which every year almost every agency gets a poor grade, yes nsa/cia/nasa included! we are vulnerable, and will remain so as long as the blind lead the blind.

    • Joel Lee
      June 9, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      You would think that people would learn after all these years. But then again, this sort of technology has only been around for a couple of decades at the most, so security still has a long ways to go.

      I wonder why governments don't use closed networks? It would be impossible to hack into a network that's disconnected from the Internet unless you had physical access to the actual network, no?

      • shozi
        October 9, 2012 at 1:28 pm

        joel lee are u hacker

      • kais
        November 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm

        plze joel lee how to hack?

  124. S.B.
    June 7, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Mathew Bevan ( aka Kuji ), described by one USAF bod as being "the single biggest threat to world security since Adolf Hitler" .. Way to go to give someone notoriety !!

  125. CyberOptic
    June 6, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    How about:
    Steve Wozniac - built the first personal computer
    Richard Stallman - Created GNU and completely deleted all the passwords at MIT.
    Tsutomu Shimomura - Caught Kevin Mitnick, hacked early cell phones to tap anyone he wanted.
    Loyd Blankenship - created the Hacker Manifesto
    and John Draper - Aka Cap 'n crunch, figured out how to hack phone PBX's by blowing a whitsle found in a box of cap 'n crunch cereal that generated the 2600 tone. ?

    • Ryan
      February 28, 2015 at 4:34 pm

      How do you explain a person who can hit u with energy from your phone and burn u wit it how do u catch someone like that without police involment

  126. Brandon
    June 6, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Hackers of UGNazi, and th3j35t3r

    • Will Radie
      June 23, 2012 at 12:11 am

      I've come across some info about th3j35t3r and he seems very white hat.. but I know very little about this so go easy on me if I am wrong.

  127. Rasheed
    June 6, 2012 at 9:42 am

    These are the people world is looking for... actually funny thing is information is dangerous weapon for all...

  128. Arun Singh
    June 6, 2012 at 9:38 am

    nice article but you may include some more hackers.

  129. GamE
    June 5, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    what for steve jobs

    • Jarrett
      June 7, 2012 at 6:07 pm

      Are you retarded?

  130. Shehan Nirmal
    June 5, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Oh, poor Jonathan...!!!

  131. somu
    June 5, 2012 at 8:35 am

    hey...anonymous group and that little kid who was arrested ...

  132. DeathAdvice
    June 5, 2012 at 8:07 am

    NEO he discovered the Matrix!

    • Jarrett
      June 7, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      Well he didn't actually discover it, maybe Morpheus.

  133. -Sk
    June 5, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Julian assange, Bradley Manning, Adrian Lamo, George Hotz (1st iPhone jailbreaker), some of the guys over at LulzSec and Anonymous etc...

  134. Information
    June 5, 2012 at 5:54 am

    FBI Once Called A Hacker To Hack A Don Profile In Reward He Gained 3 Years Of Prison Gud Or Bad?

  135. John
    June 5, 2012 at 4:10 am

    You forgot Mark Zuckeberg

  136. Christine Satchell
    June 4, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Not to forget the initial hacking forays of Julian Assange whose early attempts to 'liberate' classified documents culminated in the mass scale dissemination of sensitive information otherwise know as Wiki Leaks.

  137. Jon Smith
    June 4, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    one of my old teachers said that her friend hacked into the Pentagon, he got some jail time but now he works for the government.

    • Jon k
      June 5, 2012 at 3:17 am

      Cool I want to work for the government

  138. Ashutosh Dave
    June 4, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    its really a shame about what happened to Jonathan James.. he looks so young and was damn talented & intellignet..yet he is no more.

    • Joel Lee
      June 9, 2012 at 3:03 pm

      It's a tragedy when talent and intelligence is lost like in the case of Jonathan James. :(

      • lenon
        June 11, 2012 at 2:59 am

        Conspiracy theorist suggest that government only made it look that he committed suicide, the truth is they hired him.

    • shahid ahnad
      December 16, 2014 at 8:24 pm

      Everything is possible in the world but running on it is important don't feeling bad always think happy than you will secsess in your ame

  139. themainliner
    June 4, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Oh it's a modern morality tail. Don't hack'll get twenty years. /yawn

    • themainliner
      June 4, 2012 at 2:53 pm


    • Joel Lee
      June 4, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      It's more of an informative, "Did You Know" sort of post. I found it interesting as I was researching and I'm sure others found it just as interesting. No preaching was done.

  140. Kirara
    June 4, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    They government does not want us to find out what they are really doing. You would be surprised.....

    • Jaimin Mukharjee
      July 17, 2012 at 6:26 am

      Yes Kirara That Government dont want us " THE PUBLIC " to know that wht the Blluddy hell they hv been doing since many years of research / improvements / etc..etc.. & Sometime They are like this is how People runs the world...
      First Give a HOPE & thn Destroy HOPE with A LAW DOPE ~~ !!
      Government in USA / INDIA or Anywhere... They have ILLNESS of IMPRISON their Mind & SOUL in Name of So CALLED " JUSTICE " !!

  141. p@r@tr00p3r
    June 4, 2012 at 11:51 am

    How can you miss out on Adrian Lamo?? Hes the best of the lot....

  142. Shadi Eideh
    June 4, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Phiber Optik, and Terminus , both members of the Legion of Doom hacker group back in the 1990's i think.

  143. Firew@ll98
    June 3, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    i like Jonathan James
    ""he is the best H@kER

    • jaye galloway
      April 30, 2015 at 1:23 pm

      whats wrong with you

    • m8
      April 30, 2015 at 1:23 pm

      whats wrong with you

  144. bob
    June 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm


    • 599
      June 5, 2012 at 8:49 am


      • Joel Lee
        June 9, 2012 at 3:03 pm

        This is true.

  145. musa
    June 3, 2012 at 10:38 am

    the best hacker is strangeboy thats his nick name he is also on facebook but there are alot on facebook he is a very best hacker he hacked 92 of his school computers and he is only 13

  146. Babar
    June 3, 2012 at 3:34 am

    Awesome sharing bro...

    • Joel Lee
      June 9, 2012 at 3:03 pm


  147. Rodski
    June 2, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    The one that contaminate the world with his " I Love You" Virus.If im not mistaken it was Onyl de guzman...

  148. Rodski
    June 2, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    The hacker that contaminate the world with his " I Love You Virus" if im not mistaken it was Onyl de Guzman...

    • Daniel Escasa
      June 3, 2012 at 4:01 am

      That's Oniel de Guzman, and he was no hacker -- he was just a script kiddie who couldn't hack his way out of a paper bag. If the Love Letter virus (which I prefer to call it) was a success in the virus sense of the word, it was because of social engineering. Like, who wouldn't be at least curious about a love letter addressed to you?

      As one aside, I half-expected to see de Guzman and his "virus" mentioned here.

      As another aside, I did receive the attachment but, being suspicious, I viewed it with a text editor (bypassed Windows scripting or whatever it used to infect the systems) then forwarded it to our sysad.

  149. C
    June 2, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Just some thoughts. Okay, maybe a lot. Do take with a grain of salt, as some are certainly perspective and are also possibly different depending on semantics. But I also touch upon some other things that maybe are of interest to some.

    (No offence meant, but these are - maybe one to two exceptions - not even that well known cases.) I'll elaborate as cleary some are. But maybe it'll be more clear what I'm saying, in a minute. Mitnick was all over the news and that's not suprising since his arrest in the 90s was not his first arrest or time in jail (see below). McKinnon I would hardly call black hat. That's not to say that these aren't cases known, but at the same time, most aren't as high profile. Maybe I'm further in the past, as when I was into the scenes, it was years ago (over a decade.. hard to believe it) and some of these are fairly recent. There's also semantics but, I do think this list - well there's certainly many more known cases, more than likely more known than these (again, less some exceptions). Re semantics, depends on definition of hacker, too: malware writers in the past had some pretty ingenious ideas (say, the idea of piggybacking antiviruses by Dark Avenger).

    As an aside - antisocial is probably the wrong word there in your Hollywood remark. See 'asocial' and 'antisocial' - the interesting thing is that antisocial people are actually very charismatic and sociable. The anti is more that they don't have any empathy for others and will do whatever harm/hurt that benefits them or gives them joy. The fact they are charismatic/etc though makes it even easier to manipulate others.

    As for Mitnick, while he certainly was a criminal (and some might say he still is, see further below), I don't know if hacker is even the right term for him. He actually, in many cases, did his deeds through social engineering. He's a pathological liar. Interestingly, while I don't think what the government did (keeping him away from evidence etc) was fair, he actually kind of has himself to blame, considering he was fleeing and it wasn't his first time for being wanted for such things (he was arrested in the late 80s, too). Also, its known that his security company (I think its more like a social engineering school/whatever, and I think that is criminal: feeding on the gullible) has been compromised before (in an old ezine.. may have it somewhere on one of my disks here). Regardless, its a certainly well known case, so I can't say its a bad choice in the end.

    Re "Being of Scottish descent and operating out of the United Kingdom, McKinnon was able to dodge the American government for a time."

    As I recall, the extradition treaty is of 'US can have people in the UK extradited to the US, but not from the US to the UK' (perhaps this changed though). He didn't dodge anything - he simply is fighting it. Fair? I don't think he should be charged, as traditionally governments and media do make things sensational and worse than it really is, but... I hardly call him black hat in any case. Even if he did delete files, the fact they wanted to (at some point, anyway) have him in jail for 70+ years, is ridiculous (think what Mitnick did for how many years/targets, and how many years he had to serve), and way over the top. If they don't have backups, either, then shame on them (and why they were on the Internet is another story). But until it is PROVEN otherwise, it's really not fair to say that he did so much damage or this and that.

    I haven't looked yet, but if you do have a 'white hat' version, I sure hope Loyd Blakenship is there! Again, maybe you would consider him 'bad', but having corresponded with him, I have to say he's quite a nice fellow. Also his ethics and ideas are very well known (yes, indeed, known as The Mentor).

    Re Morris:
    It actually was more like the most well known first worm (though it is considered the first, and signifcant especially). Probably the case is, its known because of the way he prevented deletion of the file(s) was very similar to a fork bomb (because of a logical missight on his part), hence taking down the systems. He also masked the source (origin) so that it appeared to come from another location. Can't recall exactly where, but it was while in universiry and some other university. Further, I could have sworn it was written as an experiment/exercise, say to demonstrate various flaws in (i.e., sendmail, finger and rsh - possibly others I'm forgetting). According to citations, that is the case even. Thinking about it, the fact he obscured the source makes me think the prostitute remark is absolutely incorrect.

    Here's the citation I refer to: (that's the link to the case).

    In hindsight, I'm not even sure he could be considered black hat either (again, interpretations may vary). The fact that rsh and finger have many risks, as well does the old idea of 'trust relationship' (ie hosts files in unix)... it's actually good in some ways. Then again, as they say: all good comes with bad and the reverse is true, too.


  150. Biggy
    June 2, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    The dude that created the conficker worm gave alot of people a good april fools joke.
    supposedly he was using the worm to be able to remote in to computers.

  151. Allan
    June 2, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Gary McKinnon should not be on this list, he has not been found guilty of anything.

    He suffers from Asperger's Syndrome and the constant pressure from the US government has driven him suicidal.

    Not only that but he is actually Scottish not just "of Scottish descent", and the reason he "was able to dodge the American government " is because American law is not adhered to worldwide..... yet!

  152. gpvprasad
    June 2, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Actually every SW developer is a hacker.
    Else how he can fix the issues.

    • Jaimin Mukharjee
      July 17, 2012 at 6:15 am

      YEP Mr. GPV Prasad, I M Totally AGREE With you tht Every Software Developer is a Hacker, as he / she knows the Negetive - Positive sides of The Software weather its financial - air - defence or legal softwares ... WE makes it & We only Breaks it !! This is how People runs the world...
      First Give a HOPE & thn Destroy HOPE with A LAW DOPE ~~ !!
      Government in USA / INDIA or Anywhere... They have ILLNESS of IMPRISON their Mind & SOUL in Name of So CALLED " JUSTICE " !!

    • chandu
      April 19, 2015 at 10:51 am

      what a thought boss to words for you.......handoff mr.jaimin mukharjee

  153. Anonymous
    June 2, 2012 at 11:45 am

    CyberZeist, the UGNazi hacker should be put up on the list too!

  154. Ufoguy
    June 2, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I'd have hacked into CIA, FBI and NASA if I could have just out of curiosity.

    • JM
      June 5, 2012 at 9:38 am

      Seems that was all McKinnon was doing. Rather unfair to put him with the obvious criminals, even if his exploits might have caused some financial losses

    • pradeep singh Rathore
      January 7, 2015 at 7:56 pm me i want to make new hacker+

  155. Marc Kirkland
    June 2, 2012 at 9:06 am

    IBM has the right idea. If you can hack then they give you a very well paid job. the USA should do the same...

    • Jaimin Mukharjee
      July 17, 2012 at 6:11 am

      Mr Marc, thank u 4 info tht IBM Gives Well paid job if someone hack their systems... i didn't know at all !! Besides as i hv been commenting on this page that Government in USA / INDIA or Anywhere... They have ILLNESS of IMPRISON their Mind & SOUL in Name of So CALLED " JUSTICE " !!
      I m not a Computer geek bt i m Tech-savvy person who loves gadgets and read out things on it... i m into Business of Stock market / HR Solutions bt its good to know That Such company IBM is SMART enough to Kick their Rival's Arse !!

      • TARUN
        July 18, 2012 at 5:28 am

        Thanks Jaimin For sharing the news that IBM appreciate those people who seems bad in Govt. eyes.So as a HR you can select well those guys who have skills not by marks.

  156. Mitch
    June 2, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Nahshon Even-Chaim a.k.a. Phoenix: he was An Australian hacker who also hacked NASA and alot of other defense networks. Before This guy Australia had no digital crime laws and the Australian federal Police had to learn how to hack just to be able to catch him and the group he belonged to. Read more at

    • Joel Lee
      June 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm

      Haven't heard of him before you mentioned it. Thanks for sharing!

  157. Joel
    June 2, 2012 at 6:17 am

    What's up with all you people saying these theives should get hired or get a raise. Crime is a crime, would say the same thing about someone that broke into your house and stole all the jewelry? Because according to you, he helped find a point of break-in into your house and should be rewarded.

    • Joel Lee
      June 2, 2012 at 2:31 pm

      You make a good point. However, with these people, it wasn't just everyday systems that they were breaking into. It'd be like if someone managed to break into a bank's vault or a king's treasury--systems that people assume are unbreakable.

      Still, should they be acknowledged? Definitely. Should they be rewarded? Probably not, especially if they did it with malicious intent.

      • Jaimin Mukharjee
        July 17, 2012 at 6:08 am

        Dear Joel, U Wrote a Nice Article & Thank you for providing such good info about Such GREAT People Who knows whatever they did they did the best out of them, instead sending them in JAIL, They should b given a Good JOB or AUTHORITY to Go Ahead for Security Systems of Government Organisations which are backbone of Country bt Government in USA / INDIA or Anywhere in this WORLD., They have ILLNESS of IMPRISON their Mind & SOUL in Name of So CALLED " JUSTICE " !!

    • Victor
      July 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm

      I agree. A crime is a crime. Even more so if it is breaking into a tight vault. You can "thank" the intruder for pointing out the flaws, but still the criminal should be prosecuted.

  158. Susendeep Dutta
    June 2, 2012 at 4:29 am

    These hackers must be thanked for providing such useful information which was unnoticed by everyone.They must have been offered high salary with good incentives too,so that they'll remain honest as well as serve to these industries.As this article clearly states that if they're given a chance for their skills they can be a very useful asset.

    • Jaimin Mukharjee
      July 17, 2012 at 6:05 am

      Mr. Susendeep Dutta,
      I am 1000 % Agree with you & your opinion that these kinds of such people
      should be given a good chance in Military Intelligence, Defense or in computer Defense system of Country from which these hackers make sure of everything and tactfully they would make country's people proud rather sending them in Prison is BAD - BAD Idea !! one can see "Om-Jai-Jagdish" Movie in Which Abhishek Bachhan Hacked University's Site 2 Steal Exam papers and Later he used his hacking to save the IT company !! So this is how it should b done ...
      But Government in USA / INDIA or Anywhere... They have ILLNESS of IMPRISON their Mind & SOUL in Name of So CALLED " JUSTICE " !!

    • mitz
      February 20, 2015 at 11:01 pm

      I want make me hacker but i don't know how to hacking anything .coz I want to hack were is black money transfer so I can do something for anybody plz help me and teach me how to hack anything .I m from India and I m middle class family .but mom want I can do something in this world and I don't want to make my self famous I just bilive in help and mom smile

  159. ePandit
    June 2, 2012 at 2:20 am

    Excellent article. Please publish such a story about white hat hackers too.

    • Joel Lee
      June 2, 2012 at 4:04 am

      Thank you. I'm glad you liked it. Perhaps I will write one on white hats!

      • bob
        June 3, 2012 at 3:22 pm

        i know some people who are a CEH for their job. (certified ethical hacker)

        • Joel Lee
          June 4, 2012 at 4:14 pm

          I wasn't aware that was an actual thing. Very cool!

        • kn0w-b1nary
          June 6, 2012 at 11:42 am

          Also look at LPT (Licensed Penetration Tester). They combine Ethical Hacking with Social Engineering to test the physical and information security of a company.

          Very interesting if you look at it.

        • Victor
          July 16, 2012 at 5:00 pm

          Oh yes. There are tons of books about the subject.

          Nice article.

  160. Kyem Ghosh
    June 2, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Jonathan James.... Oh I'm really amazed.... Hacked NASA??? My god...

    • Joel Lee
      June 2, 2012 at 4:04 am

      Yeah. Very skillful with computers. It's a real shame what happened to him. :(

      • Kyem Ghosh
        June 2, 2012 at 4:21 am

        its indeed a shame.... A real shame for NASA too... They should have praised him for detecting their network's security hole... They should have offered him a job.... Man he looks so young...

    • Ashley
      September 24, 2012 at 5:35 am

      I would love to hack NASA as well =P

    • Andrea Jimenez
      April 15, 2015 at 2:49 pm


    • Andrea Jimenez
      April 15, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      I* what i really ment like ( If i were u) sorry my mistake

  161. quincy
    June 1, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    No love for Robert Tappan Morris?

    • amit
      January 14, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      plz explain me how to hack a wifi network and mobile

    • Albert Gonzalez
      March 30, 2015 at 11:33 am

      lol me hacker lol

    • lolnahjk
      April 26, 2015 at 3:53 pm

      very scary out there. well now, lets just go outside and- oh no theres a guy with a gun- the same guy who hacked me getting my address.

  162. quincy
    June 1, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    What? No love for Robert Tappan Morris?

    • Joel Lee
      June 2, 2012 at 4:03 am

      Haven't heard of him. Care to explain what he did? Or I can just Google him if you prefer. :D

      • Scutterman
        June 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm

        First ever computer worm. He did it to impress a prostitute, if I remember correctly.

        • Joel Lee
          June 2, 2012 at 2:27 pm

          Thanks. The things people will do for love and fame, eh?

        • Scutterman
          June 2, 2012 at 2:36 pm

          Looks like I was wrong. It was the Melissa virus distributed by David Smith that I was thinking of, but that was much later than the Morris worm

        • Acid burn
          June 2, 2012 at 5:20 pm

          Lol true and funny

    • rush
      November 18, 2012 at 11:46 am

      plz explain me how to hack the all network

    • rush
      November 18, 2012 at 11:46 am

      plz explain me how to hack the all network

    • jack smith
      January 21, 2015 at 7:10 pm

      suk my huge cock ill cum all over ur face

    • Alo
      March 12, 2015 at 11:39 pm


    • Andrea Jimenez
      April 9, 2015 at 2:55 pm

      All of these hacker did something so rong why tell ppl about them tell the reporters and arest them for good.

    • Quetevalga
      April 9, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      Hes a good hacker dont arrest him .

      • RANJITH
        July 7, 2017 at 5:36 pm


    • Andrea Jimenez
      April 15, 2015 at 2:46 pm

      These ppl Shouldnt be doing bad things sorry my opinion (=

    • Andrea Jimenez
      April 15, 2015 at 2:47 pm

      idc what ppl say abt me but ig thse ppl feel the same way!! As i di thanks (=

    • Anonymous
      May 12, 2015 at 6:25 pm

      my last name is hacker

    • Anonymous
      May 12, 2015 at 6:26 pm

      my last name is hacker