Top 5 Most Notorious Hackers of All Time

Hacking is illegal and often done secretly, but some notorious hackers have gained notoriety

World’s most famous hacker. Hacked NORAD in 1981 & Digital Equipment Corp. in 1989. Named "most wanted computer criminal" by US DOJ.

#01 -  Kevin Mitnick

Early leader of computer nerds. Hacked NASA at age 14. Stole over 180 million payment card accounts, $256 million from TJX.

#02 -  Albert Gonzalez

Known as "C0mrade", hacked NASA, DoD, Bell South as a 15-year-old. Suspected in 2007 attacks, killed himself before verdict

#03 -  Jonathan Jame

Infamous hacker group known for "hacktivism". Declared cyber war against Russia in 2014. Works with governments for social and political causes

#04 -  Anonymous

Greek hacker who stole weapons technology from Dassault Group for 5 years. Identity unknown, sentenced to 6 years in prison for $360 million in losses

#05 -  Astra