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Statistics About The Most Dangerous Hacker In The World

There is no universally agreed-upon statistics to determine the most dangerous hacker in the world.

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"In 1982, a 15 years old Kevin Mitnick was involved in his first computer hack."

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"Adrian Lamo, known as "The Homeless Hacker", was just 16 when he began hacking big companies like Microsoft and Yahoo."

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"Gary McKinnon from the UK performed the biggest military computer hack of all time in 2001-2002, affecting 97 US military and NASA computers."

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"Albert Gonzalez stole around 130 million credit card numbers between 2005 and 2007."

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"Until now, Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, has released over 10 million documents related to various global events and secrets"

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"The infamous hacker group LulzSec committed a series of high-profile attacks in 2011, all within a span of 50 days."

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"Anonymous, a decentralized hacktivist group, was reportedly involved in attacks against the Church of Scientology, Amazon, PayPal, and MasterCard."

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"Hacktivist group "DarkSide" was responsible for the crippling cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline in 2021, resulting in a major fuel supply disruption in the U.S."

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"Kevin Poulsen, once known as the "Hannibal Lecter of computer crime", took control of all the telephone lines for LA radio station KIIS-FM to win a Porsche in 1990."

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"Matthew Bevan, along with his partner, hacked into the networks of NASA, the Pentagon's network, and Korea Atomic Research Institute in 1994."

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"Robert Tappan Morris, created the first worm virus, affecting approximately 6,000 computers in 1988."

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"In 2016, a hacker known as "Guccifer 2.0" leaked confidential documents from the Democratic National Committee."

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"Jeanson James Ancheta made around $61,000 by installing botnets on unknowing users' computers for advertising purposes between 2004-2005."

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"Astra, an anonymous hacker, was able to steal weapons technology data, selling it to different countries for 5 years."

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"Karl Koch was involved in selling Western software secrets to KGB in the mid 1980s."

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"Max Butler, a former FBI informant, hacked into 2 million credit card accounts and ran up over $86 million in unauthorized charges between the late 1990s and early 2000s."

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""The Hacker's Handbook", written by Dr. K, has sold more than 200,000 worldwide and is considered a guidebook for hackers."

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"Lizard Squad, a hacking group, claimed responsibility for taking down Sony PlayStation and Xbox Live networks over Christmas 2014."

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"The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), a hacker group, conducted a number of attacks against the American and European corporations, especially those associated with the media industry between 2011-2014."

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"In 2000, Michael Calce, also known as "Mafiaboy", performed a series of denial-of-service attacks, which brought down Yahoo, eBay, and CNN websites, among others."

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