What is hacking?
The act of finding and using network and system flaws to gain unauthorized access to those systems is known as computer hacking. Malicious hacking is not the norm. White hat hackers may work in cyber security or as software testers and engineers who look for flaws to patch. Black hat hackers work with nefarious motives. Nevertheless, there is a significant gray area occupied by political activists and hackers who engage in both capacities.
Every year, hacking costs businesses and customers trillions of dollars. By 2022, cyber assaults will cost a total of $6 trillion, up from the $2 trillion in damages reported in 2021, predicts CPO Magazine. The same aspects of the internet that we all use to our advantage also contribute significantly to the problem of cybercrime. Even the most inexperienced hacker may quickly and practically for free find all the tools they want online.
The hacking assault didn’t start right away. It took decades of labor by now-famous hackers to identify key flaws and expose the tactics that laid the groundwork for the internet and its libertarian free-for-all philosophy. The top ten most infamous hackers ever are listed below.