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List of popular hackers or hackers collective that have brought on a name for themselves. Some have landed in prison, while others are still hacking away. It is important to know that certain types of hacking are illegal.

Best hackers:-

List of best hackers Jonathan James, Kevin Mitnick, Kevin Poulsen, Gary McKinnon, Syrian Electronic Army and Anonymous

Jonathan James

Jonathan was known as “c0mrade”. He was convicted, and then sent to prison due to his hacking in the U.S. while he was still a minor. When he was only fifteen years old, he hacked into many networks that included those that belonged to Miami-Dade, Bell South, as well as NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense. Jonathan hacked into the NASA network and downloaded so much source code that he learned how the International Space Station actually worked. The value of the downloaded had the value of 1.7 million dollars.

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To add in more cost, NASA was forced to close the network for three weeks in order to investigate the breach, which cost another $41,000. In the year 2007, there were many high profile companies that were victim to a wave of malicious attacks. Even though Jonathan denied it, he was suspected, and then investigated. In the year 2008 he committed suicide because he thought he would be convicted of the crimes he didn’t commit.

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Kevin Mitnick

The story of Kevin Mitnick is so much cooler than Jonathan’s sad story. Mitnick actually had movies made about him. He was classified as the “most wanted computer criminal in U.S. history.” After serving an entire year in prison for hacking into the network of Digital Equipment Corporation, he was given a three year supervised release. Towards the end of the three year period, he fled an went on a hacking spree that lasted 2.5 years. It involved hacking into the national defense warning system, as well as stealing corporate secrets. He was eventually caught, and then convicted. He received a five year sentence. After he served his time, he became a consultant, as well as a public speaker about computer security. He is now running the Mitnick Security Consulting LLC.

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Kevin Poulsen

Kevin was known as “Dark Dante” and was able to use his talents to rig a radio station’s phone line to always be the winning caller. He actually won a Porsche. Media had called him the “Hannibal Lecter of computer crime.” He then was put on the FBI’s wanted list after he hacked the system and stole some wiretap information. He was caught in a grocery store, and then sentences to 51 months in prison, as well as a fine for restitution of $56,000. Much like Mitnick, Kevin changed his ways once released. He even helped law enforcement catch 744 sex offenders that were on MySpace. He is now a journalist and senior editor for Wired News.

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Gary McKinnon

Gary McKinnon was known as “Solo”. He coordinated the largest military hacks of all time. The allegations are that Gary, over a 13 month time period in 2001 to March 2002, he illegally gained access to 97 different computers that belonged to the United States Armed Forces, as well as NASA. Gary claimed that he was only looking for information that was related to UFO cover-ups and free energy suppression. However, according to the United States authorities, he deleted many critical files, which rendered over 300 computers unusable and resulted in over $700,000 in government damages. Since Gary was Scottish and did this out of the United Kingdom, he was able to escape the government for a bit. As of today, he is still fighting to stop being expedited to the United States.

Syrian Electronic Army

Syrian Electronic Army is also referred to as SEA. They have been acting in support of President Bashar al Assad. Therefore, SEA is typically attacking the Western media outlets that publish any negative press on him. The university students behind the attacks have gained much respect from the online security firms after hacking into hundreds of sites. Some targets include CBC, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. This caused many to become concerned about the motives of the group.

Anonymous

Anonymous is by far one of the most notorious and publicized groups. They are an underground, international network of ‘hacktivists’ that have sprung up from 4Chan, a controversial image based bulleting board. This collective has been put in the public’s eye since the year 2008 when it was originally shared on YouTube. In this video, the tagline for this collective was publicized. “Knowledge is free. We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.” Since the public knowledge of the existence of this collective, they have launched attacks on different governmental department websites, multi-nationals, politicians, hundreds of ISIS Twitter accounts, the Church of Scientology, and more. It is important to understand that due to Anonymous being decentralized, there is no specific leadership spearheading any campaigns. Most of the attacks consist of different individuals who are working toward the same goal.

One of the goals that they came together on was to launch an attack against VISA, Mastercard, and PayPal in response of the leash that they had around Wikileaks. Wikileaks is dependent on donations in order to maintain operation. The United States government mobilized a plane to make the donations impossible. This in turn would strangle the website and kill it. Anonymous did not like tis and they moved in with Operation Avenge Assange. They used a LOIC (low orbit ion cannon) tool. This tool allowed anyone to a DDOS (denial of service) attack on these high profile websites. It took them to their knees and lost millions of dollars during the process. They attacked Mexican drug cartels, child pornography websites, and even the Israeli Government, and it doesn’t stop there.

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Types of hacking http://www.technicalfan.com/types-of-hacking/ http://www.technicalfan.com/types-of-hacking/#respond Thu, 28 May 2020 05:30:32 +0000 https://www.technicalfan.com/?p=1947 Types of hacking Types of hacking :- You already know that hacking is illegal. People who hack illegally are normally going after someone or something and doing harm in the long run. But, there are other types of hacking or even hackers that you are going to find with Tor and any other programming language …

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Types of hacking :- You already know that hacking is illegal. People who hack illegally are normally going after someone or something and doing harm in the long run. But, there are other types of hacking or even hackers that you are going to find with Tor and any other programming language that is out there. Illegal hacking with Tor is going to be just like hacking with any other program, you are going to be do something such as getting into someone’s personal information or even trying to get into a government agencies. Many illegal hackers are going to use hacking so that they can get into people’s bank accounts or social media accounts. Sometimes they know the person, sometimes they do not. That is not always the reason behind why someone gets hacked.

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Types of hacking

Hacking does not just mean that social media accounts are at risk, but identities are too.Once someone has stolen another’s identity, then they are free to do almost anything that they want with that person’s name and other information that they have obtained. Many times, credit cards are opened and charges are racked up to the point that the person whose name it is in cannot pay them. This also puts loved ones at risk because it is making it to where that person knows personal information about you and therefore they are able to target your family and friends then. There are other types of hacking that can be done not only with regular hacking, but with Tor as well.

Inside jobs:- this is going to be when you are paid to do a job from the inside.

For example, if you work for the government and are offered money or just want to be malicious, you are going to be able to get into things that other people cannot and leak secrets. By using Tor for this, you are going to be making sure that the government cannot see what it is that you are doing on their computers. However, chances are, that you will get caught because it is going to eventually come back to you. But, this is not limited to those who work in the government, this can be anyone who works for any sort of company.

Rogue access points:- the rogue access points are going to be access points for wireless connections that are easy for anyone to get into. They are a major weakness in any network and if they are found, need to be fixed before someone who can do any damage gets into the system.

Back doors:- a back door is going to be left open on purpose where a hacker can gain access time and time again. Sometimes there are backdoors that are not put there on purpose, but this is going to be because passwords are easily hacked or the network is not secured. With the help of a computerized searcher, back doors and any other weakness is going to be found and exploited by a hacker.

Viruses and worms:- a virus or a worm is going to be embedded in another program or in a website that a user is going to open and release. Tor makes it to where no one is going to know that you have embedded a virus or worm into something.

Trojan horses:- just like the actual Trojan horse, these malware attacks are going to be attached to something else, normally a download because the typical user does not pay attention to what they are doing when they are downloading from the internet. This is why it is so vitally important to pay attention to what you are doing because once a Trojan horse has been set onto a computer, the hacker has remote control of that device.

Denial of service:- if a hacker does not have internal access to a server, then they can use a DoS attack that is going to make it to where the server is flooded so that no one else can get onto it. This can be done by random emails being sent or other various things being done that are just going to take up the server’s time so that it is either slow or unreachable. Not everyone uses hacking for bad though. Some people use hacking for ethical reasons. These hackers are normally hired by companies or wealthy individuals who are trying to make sure that they have all the security that they need to ensure that other hackers cannot get a hold of their information.

An ethical hacker is going to use Tor not only to hide who they are and what they are doing online, but they are going to do the same job that any other ethical hacker is going to do. They are going to get into company mainframes and try and expose their weaknesses. The whole purpose behind finding out the weaknesses in a system is so that they can be fixed therefore the system will become stronger and hackers are going to have a harder time getting into a system. Ethical hackers sometimes are ex hackers that have turned around and are using their skills to help others.

But, this is not always the case. There are classes that you are able to go through that are going to make you a legal ethical hacker. Not only that, but you need to have IT experience. It may seem like a lot of work, but it is going to help you land some good jobs when you are ready to get one. As mentioned at the beginning of the chapter, there are also different classes of hackers. Each class of hacker is going to either fall in as an ethical hacker or an illegal hacker.

White hat hacker is someone who hacks for ethical reasons and does not do it for any malicious intent. These are the hackers who are normally hired by companies to try and find the weaknesses in their system.

Black hat hacker: these hackers use their hacking skills for malicious intent. These are the hackers that make the general public scared of anyone who is able to hack.

Grey hat hackers are going to be the ones who are going to be between white hat and black hat. They can either use what they can do to help others or harm them. It is going to depend on the individual and the situation that they are placed in when it comes to hacking.

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Type of Hackers http://www.technicalfan.com/type-of-hackers/ http://www.technicalfan.com/type-of-hackers/#respond Sun, 16 Dec 2018 13:55:28 +0000 https://www.technicalfan.com/?p=801 Type of Hackers Type of Hackers:- There are many definitions for “hacker.” Ask this question from a phalanx and you’ll get a new Answer every time because “more mouths will have more talks” and this is the reason behind the different definitions of hackers which in my opinion is quite justified for everyone has a …

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Type of Hackers:- There are many definitions for “hacker.” Ask this question from a phalanx and you’ll get a new Answer every time because “more mouths will have more talks” and this is the reason behind the different definitions of hackers which in my opinion is quite justified for everyone has a right to think differently. In the early 1990s, the word “hacker” was used to describe a great programmer, someone who was able to build complex logics. Unfortunately, over time the word gained negative hype, and the media started referring to a hacker as someone who discovers new ways of hacking into a system, be it a computer system or a programmable logic controller, someone who is capable of hacking into banks, stealing credit card information, etc. This is the picture that is created by the media and this is untrue because everything has a positive and a negative aspect to it.

What the media has been highlighting is only the negative aspect; the people that have been protecting organizations by responsibly disclosing vulnerabilities are not highlighted. However, if you look at the media’s definition of a hacker in the 1990s, you would find a few common characteristics, such as creativity, the ability to solve complex problems, and new ways of compromising targets. Therefore, the term has been broken down into three types:-

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Type of Hackers

White hat hacker :-

This kind of hacker is often referred to as a security professional or security researcher. Such hackers are employed by an organization and are permitted to attack an organization to find vulnerabilities that an attacker might be able to exploit these are usually security weaknesses and implement counter measures in the resources.

Black hat hacker :-

Also known as a cracker, this kind of hacker is referred to as a bad guy, who uses his or her knowledge for negative purposes. They are often referred to by the media as hackers. These are the criminal hackers who use their skills and knowledge for illegal purpose. They break into or otherwise violate the system integrity or remote machines, with malicious intent.

Gray hat hacker:-

This kind of hacker is an intermediate between a white hat and a black hat hacker. For instance, a gray hat hacker would work as a security professional for an organization and responsibly disclose everything to them; however, he or she might leave a backdoor to access it later and might also sell the confidential information, obtained after the compromise of a company’s target server, to competitors.

Similarly, we have categories of hackers about whom you might hear oftentimes. Some of them are as follows:-

Script kiddie:-

most dangerous class of hackers is script kiddies, they are the new generation of users of computer who take advantage of the hacker tolls and documentation available for free on the internet but don’t have any knowledge of what’s going on behind the scenes. They just enough to cause you Also known as skid, this kind of hacker is someone who lacks knowledge on how an exploit works and relies upon using exploits that someone else created. A script kiddie may be able to compromise a target but certainly cannot debug or modify an exploit in case it does not work.

Elite hacker:-

An elite hacker, also referred to as l33t or 1337, is someone who has deep knowledge on how an exploit works; he or she is able to create exploits, but also modify codes that someone else wrote. He or she is someone with elite skills of hacking.

Hacktivist

Hacktivists are defined as group of hackers that hack into computer systems for a cause or purpose. The purpose may be political gain, freedom of speech, human rights, and so on.

Ethical hacker

An ethical hacker is as a person who is hired and permitted by an organization to attack its systems for the purpose of identifying vulnerabilities, which an attacker might take advantage of. The sole difference between the terms “hacking” and “ethical hacking” is the permission.

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Difference between Hacker and Cracker http://www.technicalfan.com/difference-between-hacker-and-cracker/ http://www.technicalfan.com/difference-between-hacker-and-cracker/#respond Sat, 29 Sep 2018 23:06:26 +0000 http://www.technicalfan.com/?p=468 Difference between Hacker and Cracker Now days everyone wants to become hacker but they don’t know difference between hacker and cracker. They join any institute and learn about hacking but they don’t know how to become a perfect hacker. first of all I want to say that everyone should ask by self why we want …

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Difference between Hacker and Cracker

Now days everyone wants to become hacker but they don’t know difference between hacker and cracker. They join any institute and learn about hacking but they don’t know how to become a perfect hacker. first of all I want to say that everyone should ask by self why we want to learn hacking, what is use of hacking, what is the scope of hacking. Nobody think about these things. I will suggest you first of all if you want to become a hacker then you have to decide to know more than more about computer you have to spend much time with computer because when you spend lots of time with computer you face many problems while working with computer.

I will give you advice you have a personal computer or laptop and Internet connection, these things are not enough for hacker. You have to learn about computer languages, hardware knowledge and networking knowledge in depth.

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HACKER:-

A hacker is a person who is interested in the working of any computer operating system. Hackers obtain advance knowledge of operating systems and programming languages. A hacker is someone who likes to play with software or electronic system. They love to discover new ways to work electronically. Hacking is an art of exploring various security branches. Hackers are human like the rest of us and are therefore, unique individuals, so an exact profile is hard to outline.

The best description of hackers is that all hacker aren’t equal. Each hacker has motives, methods and skills. But some general characteristics can help you understand them. Not all hackers are antisocial, pimple faced teenagers. They do it for personal gain, fame, profit and even revenge. They modify, delete and steal critical information. Hacking has a lot of meaning depending upon the person’s knowledge and his work intention.

Hacking is the knowledge by which one gets to achieve his goals, anyhow, using his skills and power. Most people associate hacking with breaking law, therefore calling all those guys who engage in hacking activities to be criminals. We agree that there are people out there who use hacking techniques to break the law, but hacking is not really about that. In fact, hacking is more about following the law and performing the steps within the limits.

The hacker takes much delight in exploring the system from the outside / inside searching vigorously for Misconfiguration, bugs, and holes in the operating system that would allow them to break into a machine.

Difference between Hacker and Cracker

Cracker:-

A cracker is a person who breaks into other people system, with malicious intentions. Crackers gain unauthorized access, destroy important data, stop service provided by the server, or basically cause problem for their targets. Crackers can easily be identified because their actions are malicious. Cracker is the term used to describe those who break security through vulnerability on our system. A cracker is a technical person who has mastered the art of breaking system, often not for acquiring knowledge but to hamper the system’s security.

Most of the crackers are young teenagers who have malicious intentions and seem to relish or enjoy by destroying or alternating data on a system. Cracker seek to crack or gain unauthorized access to computer to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, bank account details, address books, or other personal, financial, or business information.

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