• Question

    Here is a list off the top 10 hacks of all time.
    Early 1990s

    Kevin Mitnick, often incorrectly called by many as god of hackers, broke into the computer systems of the world's top technology and telecommunications companies Nokia, Fujitsu, Motorola, and Sun Microsystems. He was arrested by the FBI in 1995, but later released on parole in 2000. He never termed his activity hacking, instead he called it social engineering.
    November 2002

    Englishman Gary McKinnon was arrested in November 2002 following an accusation that he hacked into more than 90 US military computer systems in the UK. He is currently undergoing trial in a British court for a "fast-track extradition" to the US where he is a wanted man. The next hearing in the case is slated for today.

    Russian computer geek Vladimir Levin effected what can easily be called The Italian Job online - he was the first person to hack into a bank to extract money. Early 1995, he hacked into Citibank and robbed $10 million. Interpol arrested him in the UK in 1995, after he had transferred money to his accounts in the US, Finland, Holland, Germany and Israel.

    When a Los Angeles area radio station announced a contest that awarded a Porsche 944S2 for the 102nd caller, Kevin Poulsen took control of the entire city's telephone network, ensured he is the 102nd caller, and took away the Porsche beauty. He was arrested later that year and sentenced to three years in prison. He is currently a senior editor at Wired News.

    Kevin Poulsen again. A little-known incident when Poulsen, then just a student, hacked into Arpanet, the precursor to the Internet was hacked into. Arpanet was a global network of computers, and Poulsen took advantage of a loophole in its architecture to gain temporary control of the US-wide network.

    US hacker Timothy Lloyd planted six lines of malicious software code in the computer network of Omega Engineering which was a prime supplier of components for NASA and the US Navy. The code allowed a "logic bomb" to explode that deleted software running Omega's manufacturing operations. Omega lost $10 million due to the attack.

    Twenty-three-year-old Cornell University graduate Robert Morris unleashed the first Internet worm on to the world. Morris released 99 lines of code to the internet as an experiment, but realised that his program infected machines as it went along. Computers crashed across the US and elsewhere. He was arrested and sentenced in 1990.

    The Melissa virus was the first of its kind to wreak damage on a global scale. Written by David Smith (then 30), Melissa spread to more than 300 companies across the world completely destroying their computer networks. Damages reported amounted to nearly $400 million. Smith was arrested and sentenced to five years in prison.

    MafiaBoy, whose real identity has been kept under wraps because he is a minor, hacked into some of the largest sites in the world, including eBay, Amazon and Yahoo between February 6 and Valentine's Day in 2000. He gained access to 75 computers in 52 networks, and ordered a Denial of Service attack on them. He was arrested in 2000.

    They called themselves Masters of Deception, targeting US phone systems. The group hacked into the National Security Agency, AT&T, and Bank of America. It created a system that let them bypass long-distance phone call systems, and gain access to the pbx of major carriers.

    Monday, October 15, 2007 1:55 PM

All replies

  • And who is ANKIT FARIA..

    Have you heard about him?

    Monday, October 15, 2007 5:39 PM

  • Ankit Fadia is an indian ....ethical hacker..........
    Tuesday, October 16, 2007 1:14 AM

  • soon u guys will hear abt Praveen...............
    Tuesday, October 16, 2007 8:55 AM
  • ankit fadia is an indian ethical hacker currently studying in stanford university...... he has worked with most of the leading investigation organisation to solve ciber crime....

    Friday, November 2, 2007 12:58 PM
  • count me in................that's y i posted this..........


    Sunday, November 4, 2007 1:49 AM




    Saturday, November 10, 2007 5:32 AM
  • i just heard about him lately.........wats ur knowledge of him?..anyone?

    Wednesday, December 3, 2008 10:59 AM
  • TO,

    • Proposed as answer by SHARAD TYAGI Wednesday, April 22, 2009 1:34 PM
    Wednesday, April 22, 2009 1:34 PM
  • about wat into prison

    Thursday, January 28, 2010 2:50 AM
  • One of building extension  house extensions   was for me worst than hacking nightmare but we survive bad weather
    Friday, February 5, 2010 12:02 AM
  • Dark9ight is an indian hacker who hacked into a Popular websites database and stole more then 65,000 user's Personal detail's & password's
    Friday, December 3, 2010 11:18 AM
  • hey guys ,,


    i also want to enter inthe world of cracking and hacking,

    mujhe, pols help me in beginig

    i have complete knowledge of c , c++..


    bt alwasy just made academic programs , and i dont have any idea how these viruses and trojans are written


    Wednesday, July 6, 2011 9:11 AM
  • There is no scope for it I have completed Ankit Fadia certified ethical hacking program last year and I got 100/100 marks. But seriously there is no scope. You need basic qualification. This certificate don't have any value.
    Friday, September 2, 2011 5:50 AM
  • Exactly what you want to be? Cracker or Hacker?
    Friday, September 2, 2011 5:51 AM
  • And you can easily make Trojans and Viruses.
    Friday, September 2, 2011 5:53 AM
  • Yup........!!! He is....
    Friday, September 2, 2011 5:53 AM
  • Oh....really.... Best of luck........
    Friday, September 2, 2011 5:54 AM
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    Tuesday, November 1, 2011 9:20 PM
  • My Dear arpan4net,

    To begin with please improve your writting skills first.

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 8:54 AM
  • There is no scope for it I have completed Ankit Fadia certified ethical hacking program last year and I got 100/100 marks. But seriously there is no scope. You need basic qualification. This certificate don't have any value.

    The more you certify, the more valuable you get...

    You must continiously upgrade yourself...

    Think about all those bad people out there, do they stop after doing a single certification? Or keep on going on??

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 8:56 AM