Top 100 Cybersecurity Hackers

The following list, in no particular order, contains the names, their countries of origins, their (biggest) victim (s) and a short piece about who they are.  Some are reformed and act as security consultants while others remain at large and are being hunted by the FBI, InterPol and others for their cybercrimes:

 

  1. Behzad Mesri

Country: Iran

Victim: HBO

Mesri is an Irani hacker and famous by the Arabic name “Sakote Vehshat” which means “ The Silence Of Terror”. He stole episodes of HBO’s famous serial Game of Thrones before the official release.

 

  1. Danial Jeloudar

Country: USA

Victim: Visa credit cardholders of the United States.

Danial Jeloudar stole numerous amount of credit card numbers and other banking information of cards and accounts holders.

 

  1. Arash Amiri Abedian

Country: Iran

Victim: Banks

He stole and sold the confidential data of different banks in the USA.

 

  1. Gholamreza Rafatnejad

Country: Iran

Victim: Government of the United States.

He hacked academic and intellectual property data of the USA in coordination with his team.

 

  1. Ehsan Mohammadi

Country: Iran

Victim: Government of the United States.

Ehsan Mohammadi hacked academic and intellectual property data of the USA in coordination with Gholamreza Rafatnejad.

 

  1. Mohammad Saeed Ajily

Country: Iran

Victim: Government and defense agencies of the United States.

He hacked and stole the rocket software that controls the functions and projections of rockets and missiles in the United States and sold it in Iran.

 

  1. Mohammad Reza Rezakhah

Country: Iran

Victim: Government, defense agencies, and aerodynamics software of the United States.

Mohammad Reza Rezakhah hacked the militant controlling system of the US in collaboration with Ajily, and sold it to the agencies in Iran.

 

  1. Alexsey Belan

Country: none (Latvian)

Victim: YAHOO

Belan stole data from about 550 million Yahoo accounts for Russian Agencies.

 

  1. Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev

Country: Russia

Victim: Banks in the US

Bogachev is a famous hacker who hacked data, bank account numbers, and passwords from millions of accounts in the US.

 

  1. Ahmad Fathi

Country: Iran

Victim: Government, and financial agencies in the United States.

Fathi hacked the financial data of the US and performed many DDoS attacks on the financial data of the US for Iranians.

 

  1. Hamid Firoozi

Country: Iran

Victim: Government, and financial agencies in the United States.

Hamid Firoozi performed DDoS attacks on the US financial data and stole millions of bank accounts and financial data. He developed and managed networks for these attacks and cyber-robbery.

 

  1. Amin Shokohi

Country: Iran

Victim: Government, and financial agencies in the United States.

Amin Shokohi performed DDoS attacks on the US financial data and stole millions of bank accounts and financial data in collaboration with Firoozi. He operated and managed the networks for these attacks made and developed by Firoozi.

 

  1. Mohammad Sadegh Ahmadzadegan

Country: Iran

Victim: NASA

Mohammad Sadegh Ahmadzadegan made a cyber attack on the financial system of the US and admitted that he remained involved in the hacking of NASA’s server in 2012.

 

  1. Omid Ghaffarinia

Country: Iran

Victim: NASA, government, and finance department of the US.

As a founder of Mersad(hacking group), Omid Ghaffarinia claimed to hack NASA’s server and government data in the United States.

 

  1. Sina Keissar

Country: Iran

Victim: NASA, government, and finance department of the US.

Sina Keissar, being an employee at Mersad, perform initial botnet tests for the company. He also worked on the procurement of servers.

 

  1. Nader Saedi

Country: Iran

Victim: NASA, government, and finance department of the US.

Saedi remained a part of the team that performed DDoS attacks on NASA’s servers. He developed digital scripts to locate vulnerable servers.

 

  1. Nicolae Popescu

Country: Romania

Victim: Digital market, eBay

Nicolae Popescu posted pictures of such cars on eBay that do not exist in reality. He made millions of dollars through the sale of these fake cars.

 

  1. Firas Dardar

Country: Syria

Victim: US government and organizations, New York Times, CNN

Firas Dardar hacked and stole data from government and private agencies/organizations of the US and he sold the data back to the customers for a huge amount.

 

  1. Ahmed Al Agha

Country: Syria

Victim: US government and organizations, New York Times, CNN

Al Agha used the stolen data and passwords to redirect the domains, hack social media accounts and websites of different government and private organizations in the US.

 

  1. Viet Quoc Nguyen

Country; Vietnam

Victim: email service providers

Viet Quoc Nguyen hacked eight email service providers and stole billions of email accounts and their data. He stolen data for making traffic on direct marketing websites.

 

  1. Shaileshkumar Jain

Country: India

Victim: computer users across the globe

Shaileshkumar Jain made fake anti-virus software and hacked the data of millions of users across the globe. He used scammed software for this purpose.

 

  1. Bjorn Daniel Sundin

Country: India

Victim: computer users across the globe

Bjorn Daniel Sundin made developed bogus anti-virus, and scareware software and hacked the data of millions of users across the globe in collaboration with another Indian hacker, Jain.

 

  1. Sun Kailiang

Country: China

Victim: US government

Sun Kailiang stole data from six sensitive agencies of the US. He hacked the nuclear, power, and militant controls of the US.

 

  1. Huang Zhenyu

Country: China

Victim: US government

Huang Zhenyu hacked data from six sensitive agencies in the US. He hacked the nuclear, power, and militant controls of the US in collaboration with some other Chinese hackers.

 

  1. Wen Xinyu

Country: China

Victim: US Government and agencies.

Wen Xinyu was a part of the liberation army of China and attempted a cyber attack on the US defense and security data with the help of his team.

 

  1. Wang Dong

Country: China

Victim: US government

Dong hacked the confidential data from the different industries of the US and he provided the data to the Chinese Liberation army.

 

  1. Gu Chunhui

Country: China

Victim: US Government and agencies.

Gu Chunhui attacked US agencies and stole confidential industrial, military, and aviation data of the US.

 

  1. Noor Aziz Uddin

Country: Pakistan

Victim: Telecommunication companies

Aziz Uddin hacked the telephonic calls servers of the US and used the data for making scamming. He frauded three million people by fake business calls.

 

  1. Farhan Ul Arshad

Country: Pakistan

Victim: Telecommunication companies

Farhan Ul Arshad with Aziz Uddin made fraud through fake and scam phone business calls. He developed the network and script to hack the telecommunication servers.

 

 

  1. Mehdi Farhadi

Country: Iran

Victim: Computer network, and websites of the US and other countries.

Mehdi Farhadi hacked the data of many websites and networks of many organizations, universities, governments, and industries in the US.

 

  1. Hooman Heidarian

Country: Iran

Victim: Computer network, and websites, secured computers

Hooman Heidarian remained involved in hacking sensitive and confidential data from many secured networks and computer systems. He committed device fraud, computer networking fraud, and identity theft.

 

  1. Marwan Abusrour

Country: Iran

Victim: Computer network, Websites

Marwan Abusrour defaced public websites with pro-hacker data and messages in the United States.

 

  1. Behzad Mohammadzadeh

Country: Iran

Victim: Computer network,

Marwan Abusrour defaced more than 1000 websites with pro-hacker data, pro-Palestine, and pro-Iranian data and messages in the United States.

 

  1. Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh

Country: Nigeria

Victim: Computer network, businesses, online service providers

Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh committed BEC (Business Email Compromise) and hacked about seventy businesses through romance scams and money laundering.

 

  1. Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin

Country: Nigeria

Victim: Computer network, businesses, online service providers

Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin worked with Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh and committed BEC (Business Email Compromise) and hacked about seventy businesses through romance scams and money laundering in the US.

 

  1. Felix Osilama Okpoh

Country: Nigeria

Victim: Computer network, businesses, online service providers

Felix Osilama Okpoh worked with Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh and committed BEC (Business Email Compromise) and hacked about seventy businesses through fake information romance scams, and money laundering in the US.

 

  1. Abiola Ayorinde Kayode 

Country: Nigeria

Victim: Computer network, businesses, online service providers

Abiola Ayorinde Kayode committed BEC (Business Email Compromise) and hacked many businesses through scams, scareware, and malware in the United States.

 

  1. Nnamdi Orson Benson

Country: Nigeria

Victim: Computer network, businesses, online service providers in the US.

Nnamdi Orson Benson hacked many businesses and committed BEC (Business Email Compromise) in the US. He used romance scams and malware for cyber attacks.

 

  1. Maksim Viktorovich Yakubets

Country: Russia

Victim: Bank accounts and individuals

Maksim Viktorovich Yakubets stolen data from many thousands of individuals and organizations in the US and Europe. He used stolen data and passwords for fraud and looting.

 

  1. Igor Olegovich Turashev

Country: Russia

Victim: Bank accounts and individuals

Igor Olegovich Turashev used different malware and oversight the botnet operations to get financial credentials from emails. He used this data to steal money from bank accounts.

 

  1. Mojtaba Masoumpour 

Country: Iran

Victim: US intelligence

Mojtaba Masoumpour stole confidential and sensitive data from the US intelligence department by computer intrusion.

 

  1. Hossein Parvar

Country: Iran

Victim: US intelligence

Hossein Parvar stole sensitive confidential data from the US intelligence department through computer intrusion and malware.

 

  1. Zhang Shi Long

Country: China

Victim: Different companies across the globe and US agencies

Zhang Shi Long remained involved in aggravated identity theft and wire fraud in collaboration with other Chinese companies.

 

  1. Hua Zhu

Country: China

Victim: Different companies across the globe and US agencies

Hua Zhu hacked and stole identity data through wire fraud and malware, in collaboration with other Chinese companies.

 

  1. Park Jin Hyok

Country: South Korea

Victim: Korean Government and financial agencies

Park Jin Hyok stole the digital currency and money from different financial agencies and governments of Korea by computer intrusions.

 

  1. Julien Kim

Country: South Korea

Victim: Korean Government and financial agencies

Julien Kim hacked the systems and networks of many companies and government agencies in Korea and steal virtual currency in millions.

 

  1. Jon Chang Hyok

Country: South Korea

Victim: Banks, Government, and financial agencies

Jon Chang Hyok remained involved in hacking and crashing of software and system of different financial firms in Korea. He used data and passwords to steal the virtual currency from many accounts.

 

  1. Yuriy Sergeyvich Andrienko

Country: Russia

Victim: Computer systems of the US and many other countries

Yuriy Sergeyvich Andrienko is responsible for the crash of several protected computer systems of the world. He hacked and stole the data of the companies and used the stolen data for wire fraud, international damage to protected computer systems.

 

  1. Sergey Vladimirovich Detsitov

Country: Russia

Victim: Protected Computer systems of the US and many other countries

Sergey Vladimirovich Detsitov hacked and crash the international protected computer systems of the US and another world by using malware, identity theft, and domain Redirect.

 

  1. Pavel Valeryevich Frolov

Country: Russia

Victim: International protected computers

Pavel Valeryevich Frolov with six other Russian militants hacked a huge amount of confidential data from international protected computers. He also claimed to be a part of the team which crashed the International protected computers in 2020.

 

  1. Anatoliy Sergeyevich Kovalev

Country: Russia

Victim: International protected computers, worldwide Government agencies, and individuals.

Anatoliy Sergeyevich Kovalev hacked and crashed international protected computers across the world. He remained a member of a Russian hacking squad.

 

  1. Zhang Haoran

Country: China

Victim: Video Gaming Companies, Citizens of United Kingdom

Zhang Haoran hacked and stole data from international protected computers. He committed aiding, abetting, wire fraud, money laundering, and identity theft.

 

  1. Tan Dailin

Country: China

Victim: International protected computers, worldwide Government agencies, and individuals.

Tan Dailin committed cyberattacks by malware to manage wire fraud, money laundering, aggravated identity theft, and unauthorized access to data of several agencies across the globe.

 

  1. Qian Chuan

Country: China

Victim: Video Gaming Companies, Citizens of United Kingdom

Qian Chuan was a member of the Chinese hacking group APT 41. He committed wire fraud, money laundering, and unauthorized access to international protected computers and cause damage to those.

 

  1. FU Qiang

Country: China

Victim: Video Gaming Companies, Citizens of United Kingdom

FU Qiang is an employer of the Chinese hacking group APT 41. He along with his colleagues committed wire fraud, money laundering, and unauthorized access to international protected computers and cause damage to those.

 

 

  1. Said Pourkarimi Arabi

Country: Iran

Victim: Aerospace and satellite companies of the US.

Said Pourkarimi Arabi is a cybercriminal who attacked and stole data from aerospace and satellite companies of the United States. He also committed wire fraud and stole the identities of US citizens.

 

  1. Mohammad Reza Espargham

Country: Iran

Victim: Aerospace and satellite companies of the US.

Mohammad Reza Espargham with other Iranian hackers developed and deployed cyberattacks on aerospace and satellite companies of the United States through malware, aggravated identity theft, and scam.

 

  1. Mohammad Bayat

Country: Iran

Victim: Aerospace and satellite companies and government.

Mohammad Bayat remained a part of an Iranian hacking group that committed wire fraud, identity theft, and crash of protected systems.

 

  1. Behzad Mohammadzadeh 

Country: Iran

Victim: Websites across the globe

Behzad Mohammadzadeh defaced many websites with pro-Iranian and pro-Islamic data and messages. He committed international damage to protected computers and systems.

 

  1. Seyed Ali Mirkarimi 

Country: Iran

Victim: Universities, companies, and government agencies of the world.

Seyed Ali Mirkarimi hacked about 144 universities in the US and 176 across the globe. He also attacked hundreds of companies and government agencies across the world and provided the data to the Iranian government.

 

  1. Abdollah Karima

Country: Iran

Victim: Universities, companies, and government agencies of the world.

Abdollah Karima along with nine other Iranian hackers stole the data from about hacked about 300 universities across the globe. He provided the stolen data to the Iranian government.

 

  1. Mostafa Sadeghi

Country: Iran

Victim: academia and industrial companies across the globe.

Mostafa Sadeghi hacked and managed unauthorized access to computer systems and stole the data from those. He provided and sold stolen data to Iranian agencies and the government.

 

  1. Sajjad Tahmasebi

Country: Iran

Victim: Universities and companies of about 20 countries.

Sajjad Tahmasebi hacked data from universities and agencies in more than 21 countries. He managed and deployed malware, unauthorized access to systems, and wire fraud.

 

  1. Mohammed Reza Sabahi

Country: Iran

Victim: Universities and companies of about 20 countries.

Mohammed Reza Sabahi along with his colleague hackers stole data from universities and agencies in more than 21 countries. He provided the stolen to Iranian agencies.

 

  1. Roozbeh Sabahi

Country: Iran

Victim: Universities and companies of several countries.

Roozbeh Sabahi along with other Irani hackers involved in the cyberattack at universities and agencies in many countries through scamming and malware. He sold the stolen data in Iran.

 

  1. Abuzar Gohari Moqadam

Country: Iran

Victim: Universities and government agencies of more than 20 countries.

Abuzar Gohari Moqadam committed data stealing and system crushes of many universities and agencies in 21 countries and sold the stolen to Iranian agencies, universities, and government.

 

  1. Arash Amiri Abedian 

Country: Iran

Victim: Banks and financial authorities in the US.

Arash Amiri Abedian hacked confidential credentials and passwords of financial authorities of the US by scamming. He looted millions of dollars from the accounts of customers.

 

  1. Aleksei Sergeyevich Morenets

Country: Russia

Victim: United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

Aleksei Sergeyevich Morenets with other hackers performed an attack on anti-doping agencies and sports federations of the US for money laundering and identity theft.

 

  1. Evgenii Mikhaylovich Serebriakov

Country: Russia

Victim: United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

Evgenii Mikhaylovich Serebriakov hacked the systems of the sports federation and anti-doping agencies of the US during the world Olympics event for wire fraud and money laundering.

 

  1. Alexey Valerevich Minin

Country: Russia

Victim: sports federation of the US and US anti-doping agency

Alexey Valerevich Minin stole the confidential data from USADA and WADA systems and provided that to his native country.

 

  1. Oleg Mikhaylovich Sotnikov

Country: Russia

Victim: sports federation of the US and US anti-doping agency

During the world Olympics 2016, Oleg Mikhaylovich Sotnikov managed computer scripts to hack the secret of the anti-doping agencies of the world and the US.

 

  1. Dmitriy Sergeyevich Badin

Country: Russia

Victim: US election commission, USADA, WADA

Dmitriy Sergeyevich Badin hacked the system of the US election commission system and used it for fraud in the presidential election 2016. He also deployed a cyberattack on the USADA and WADA during Olympics 2016.

 

  1. Artem Andreyevich Malyshev

Country: Russia

Victim: US election commission

Artem Andreyevich Malyshev hacked the US election commission systems and controls and used those for fraud in the presidential election of 2016.

 

  1. Ivan Sergeyevich Yermakov

Country: Russia

Victim: US election commission

Ivan Sergeyevich Yermakov managed computer scripts to hack the data election commission of the US. He used the stolen data to make fraud in the presidential election of the US in 2016.

 

  1. Boris Alekseyevich Antonov

Country: Russia

Victim: US government and law enforcement agencies

Boris Alekseyevich Antonov hacked the documents and identities of US citizens and used those during the US presidential election. He deployed money laundering and fraud by hacking the systems of these agencies.

 

  1. Nikolay Yuryevich Kozachek

Country: Russia

Victim: US government, election commission, and law enforcement agencies

Nikolay Yuryevich Kozachek with other Russian managed a cyberattack on law enforcement agencies of the US and used the stolen data for domain redirection, fake domains, and money laundering.

 

  1. Aleksey Viktorovich Lukashev

Country: Russia

Victim: US agencies

Aleksey Viktorovich Lukashev stole the data of the US government and used it for false documentation and false registration and domain.

 

  1. Sergey Aleksandrovich Morgachev

Country: Ukraine

Victim: US government.

Sergey Aleksandrovich Morgachev hacked the confidential data and secret documents of the US government and used those for false documentation, domain redirect, and deface of websites during the US presidential election 2016.

 

  1. Aleksandr Vladimirovich Osadchuk

Country: Russia

Victim: US agencies, Election Commission of the US

Aleksandr Vladimirovich Osadchuk with other Russian hackers hacked the US agencies and election commission for the false domain, redirection, and false documentation during the Olympics and election 2016.

 

  1. Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri

Country: Iran

Victim: Hospitals and Schools in the US and Canada.

Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri hacked data of academia and healthcare for the US and Canada and made millions of dollars by selling the data.

 

  1. Xia Lei

Country: China

Victim: Financial, engineering, and technology industries of the US

Xia Lei developed and deployed computer scripts to hack the confidential data of engineering, financial, and technology industries of the US and used the stolen data to make money.

 

  1. Wu Yingzhuo

Country: China

Victim: Different industries of the US

Wu Yingzhuo hacked and attacked the US industries by malware and wire fraud to collect secret data. He provided the said data to agencies in his native country.

 

  1. Dong Hao

Country: China

Victim: Different industries of the US

Dong Hao hacked about 45 terabytes of data from emails of victims. He and his partners attacked the financial, engineering, and technology industries of the US.

 

  1. Vladimirovich Detistov

Country: Russia

Victim:  US public agencies

Vladimirovich Detistov managed and deployed destructive malware to hack the confidential data of the US public agencies.

 

  1. Artem Valeryevich Ochichenko

Country: Russia

Victim:  Public agencies of the US and many other countries.

Artem Valeryevich Ochichenko developed a malware network to made false domain entries and to steal the secret data of agencies. He sold the stolen data in Russia.

 

  1. Petr Nikolayevich Pliskin

Country: Russia

Victim:  Public and private data-keeping agencies of different countries.

Petr Nikolayevich Pliskin developed and deployed destructive malware to hack the critical data from the systems.

 

  1. Gary Mckinnon

Country: USA

Victim: United States government, military, NASA

Gary Mckinnon performed the biggest hack on militant agencies to theft the data about free energy. He deployed destructive malware that crushed almost all the data of the victims.

 

  1. Kevin David Mitnick

Country: USA

Victim: United States government, transport system, gaming agencies.

Kevin David Mitnick hacked the US bus system to travel on free vouchers. Later on, he hacked the DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation) and stole a worthy software of about 1 million dollars cost.  He’s the Chief Hacking Officer of KnowBe4 using his skills for good and helping companies defend against the latest social engineering and related exploits.

  1. Jonathan James

Country: USA

Victim: United States government, military, NASA, pentagon

Jonathan James hacked the pentagon, United States Department of Defence, and NASA at a very young age by malware and computer intrusion.

 

  1. Micheal Calce

Country: USA

Victim: eBay, CNN, Dell, YAHOO

Micheal Calce hacked the market places, IT companies, and email service providers by injecting DoS attacks and stole about one and half billion dollars.

 

  1. Max Ray Butler

Country: none (Latvian)

Victim: US government websites

Max Ray Butler acquired unauthorized access to the US government websites and stole credit card numbers with passwords. He performed a huge robbery on virtual currency.

 

  1. Albert Gonzalez

Country: USA

Victim:  NASA

Albert Gonzalez hacked NASA’s system by using a SQL injection. He also hacked credit card data and sold it for billion dollars.

 

  1. Roman Seleznev

Country: Russia

Victim: Banks, institutes in the US

Roman Seleznev stole credit card data and hacked the systems of about 500 businesses and about 4000 financial institutions.

 

  1. Adrian Lamo

Country: America

Victim: YAHOO

Adrian Lamo hacked YAHOO by building his backdoors. He changed the comments and articles on the pages of the victim.

 

  1. Richard Pryce

Country: America

Victim: Defense Information System Agency and the Korean Atomic Research Institute KARI). Bevan (Kuji) and Pryce (Datastream Cowboy)

Richard Pryce hacked many military networks with destructive malware. He used to hack the most difficult targets by developing unique computer scripts.

 

  1. Matthew Bevan

Country: America

Victim: Defense Information System Agency and the Korean Atomic Research Institute KARI). Bevan (Kuji) and Pryce (Datastream Cowboy)

Matthew Bevan with Pryce stole confidential military data. He developed and deployed malware, false domain names, and domain redirect.

 

  1. Jeanson James Ancheta

Country: Korea

Victim: Credit Unions, financial companies

Jeanson James Ancheta stole credit card credentials and used them for money. He developed and deployed botnets for this purpose.

 

  1. Michael Calce

Country: Korea

Victim: eBay, CNN, Dell, Amazon

Michael Calce attacked different market places, businesses, and IT companies with a DDoS attack. He stole terabytes of data from its victims.

 

  1. Kevin Poulsen

Country: Poland

Victim: Pentagon

Kevin Poulsen developed SQL injection and malware to find backdoors of pentagon computers and networks. He also hacked the systems of the government of the Philipines.

 

  1. Frank Abignale

Country: USA

Victim:  Many banks

Frank William Abagnale Jr. is an American security consultant known for his career as a con man, check forger and impostor when he was 15 to 21 years old.

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