Ground Report | New Delhi: Top 5 Hackers of the world; Computer hacking is the act of identifying and exploiting the system and network vulnerabilities in order to gain unauthorized access to those systems. Not all hacking is malicious. White hat hackers can work in cyber security or work as software engineers and testers to look for vulnerabilities to fix them. Black hat hackers work with malicious intent. That said, there is a huge gray area populated by political activists and hackers who both wear hats.
Hacking costs companies and consumers trillions of dollars each year. According to CPO Magazine, by 2021, hacking attacks will cost a total of $6 trillion, more than the $2 trillion in damages reported in 2019. Much of the problem of cybercrime stems from the same features of the Internet from which we all benefit. Even the most amateur hackers can easily find all the tools they need online, at virtually no cost.
ALSO READ: These are the 10 Poorest states in India
The hacker attack did not happen overnight. It took decades of work by now-famous hackers to discover critical vulnerabilities and reveal the strategies that established the foundation of the Internet and its free-for-all libertarianism.
Top 5 Hackers of the world
A key figure in American hacking, Kevin Mitnick began his career as a teenager. In 1981, he was accused of stealing computer manuals from Pacific Bell. In 1982, he hacked the North American Defense Command (NORAD), a feat that inspired the 1983 film War Games.
Anonymous started in 2003 in an anonymous forum on 4chan message boards. The group displays little organization and is loosely focused on the concept of social justice.
In 2001, 20-year-old Adrian Lamo used an insecure content management tool at Yahoo to modify a Reuters article and added a fake quote for former Attorney General John Ashcroft. Llamo often hacked the system and then informed both the press and its victims.
ALSO READ: Top 10 best hacking movies you should watch
According to the New York Daily News, Gonzalez, known as “Supanazzi”, got his start as a “troubled pack leader of computer nerds” at his Miami high school.
Matthew Bevan and Richard Pryce
Matthew Bevan and Richard Price are a team of British hackers who in 1996 hacked several military networks including Griffis Air Force Base, the Defense Information Systems Agency and the Korean Nuclear Research Institute (KARI).