"In the world of information technology, black hat
hackers (also known as crackers or cyber-criminals) are known as
the bad guys or villains. Most of them break into computers or
networks without authorization to steal money and classified and
sensitive information, while others are doing it simply for the
challenge or the thrill of hacking. To accomplish their sinister
work, crackers often create malware (malicious software) like
viruses and worms to gain control of computer systems.
"I have gathered here a list of ten of the most popular
cyber-criminals the world has ever known. These evil geniuses were
involved in high profile hacking that possibly caused millions, if
not billions of dollars in total damages. However, some of them
have now turned to the good side and are using their talents for
the benefit of mankind.
"Without further delay, here are the top 10 most infamous black
hat hackers of all time:
"10. Jonathan James
"At the age of 16, Jonathan James (also known as c0mrade) became
the first juvenile imprisoned for cybercrime in the United
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