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Statistics About The Most Famous Hackers

The most famous hackers are predominantly male, with advanced technical skills and a high level of intelligence, often motivated by a desire for notoriety, financial gain, or political reasons.

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"Jeanson James Ancheta conducted one of the first major cases involving "botnets" in 2004."

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"Anonymous is a decentralized hacking collective that emerged around 2003."

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"LulzSec was behind major cyber attacks on Sony Pictures, the CIA, and News International in 2011."

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"Evgeniy Bogachev is one of the FBI’s most wanted cyber criminals for his role in creating the Gameover Zeus botnet."

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"Guccifer' hacked into the email accounts of several high-profile public figures, including Colin Powell and members of the Bush family."

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"TSUNAMI is alleged to have hacked the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) and leaked sensitive information."

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"Max Butler (aka "Iceman") merged several illicit carding forums into CardersMarket, one of the largest of its kind."

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"The Russian hacker group "Fancy Bear" reportedly interfered in the 2016 U.S. election."

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"Dmitry Sklyarov was arrested in 2001 for his work on software that circumvented Adobe's eBook digital rights management."

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"Chinese hacking group APT 10 (Stone Panda) has conducted cyber-espionage campaigns targeting industries worldwide."

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"Junaid Hussain was a British-Pakistani hacker and propagandist for ISIS before being killed in a U.S. drone strike."

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"Albert Gonzalez is responsible for one of the largest-ever credit card thefts; over 170 million card numbers stolen."

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"Gary McKinnon was accused of hacking 97 U.S. military and NASA computers between 2001 and 2002."

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"Jonathan James, the first juvenile incarcerated for cybercrime in the USA, hacked into NASA's systems at age 15."

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"Kevin Mitnick was once considered the "most-wanted" computer criminal in U.S. history."

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"The North Korean hacker group 'Lazarus' is linked to the 2014 Sony Pictures hack."

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"Kevin Poulsen, aka "Dark Dante," once took control of all the telephone lines for an LA radio station to ensure he would be the 102nd caller and win a Porsche."

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"Roman Seleznev was sentenced to 27 years in prison for hacking into U.S. businesses and stealing millions in credit card data."

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"Syrian Electronic Army is known for attacking Western media outlets like The New York Times and The Washington Post."

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"Adrian Lamo, known as the "Homeless Hacker," turned in Chelsea Manning for leaking classified information to WikiLeaks."

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