5 Greatest Hackers of All Time, From Kevin Mitnick to Anonymous

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In recent times, the topic of hacking or hacking has been widely discussed. This is due to the actions of the hacker “Bjorka” who was involved in five cases of data leakage in Indonesia in the past month.

To note, in the topic of hacking, Bjorka is not the only hacker who has managed to grab the public’s attention. Long before Bjorka, there were at least 5 names of the greatest hackers who managed to shock the world.

So, who are the names of the greatest hackers in the world? For more details, here is a list of the greatest hackers of all time ever recorded in history, as reported by Kaspersky.

List of the greatest hackers in the world

Kevin Mitnick is one of the most famous hackers in the United States. In 1982, Kevin was recorded as having hacked into the computer systems of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

In 1989, Mitnick had hacked into the computer network system of the company Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). After infiltrating, he then also managed to make a copy of the software made by the leading computer manufacturer.

Thanks to the actions taken, Mitnick was included in the main wanted list at that time. Mitnick was arrested and served time in prison on several counts of hacking.

In 1983, when he was 17 years old, Kevin Poulsen alias Dark Dante was recorded as having hacked the ARPANET computer network at the Pentagon belonging to the United States Department of Defense. The government then quickly managed to catch him.

However, at that time, Poulsen was not arrested because he was still a minor. In 1988, Poulsen again launched his campaign, this time hacking into the computers of the United States government, looking for files related to Ferdinand Marcos, the ousted president of the Philippines.

Poulsen is also wanted by authorities at this time. He managed to escape, but was eventually caught and banned from using a computer for three years. Since then, Poulsen has been active as a journalist writing about cybersecurity.

Jonathan James aka c0mrade, is also one of the greatest hackers in the world. One of the actions that succeeded in catapulting his name was the computer hacking of the United States Department of Defense.

From the hack, James, who was 15 years old at the time, claimed to have access to more than 3,000 messages from employees, usernames, passwords and other sensitive data.