Hackers are diverse bunch of group. Some of them are famous and some of them are not. They misuse the PC or telephone and damaged dollars also sometimes. Following is the list of the people who wrote history in the hacking field.
10. LINUS TORVALDS
He started his hacking profession as an old commodore VIC-20 and Sinclair QL. He customized his own text editor and even a PAC-MAN clone known as cool man. In 1991 he took hold of INTEL 80386 and start taking shot at LINUX. He was the main force behind the improvement of Linux.
9. RICHARD STALLMAN
He was student and programmer at MIT artificial intelligence lab. At that time a password protected computer system was established for students. He decrypted the password and demand to give up the password.
Stallman developed GPL general public license and GNU operating system. A completely free UNIX system.
8. TSUTOMU SHIMOMURA
Not all of the hackers are evil or bad people. He helped FBI and collaborated with them and help them to arrest a criminal named Mitnick. In 1994 Mintick stole some of his files and published them online. And Shimomura trace it back to Mintick.
7. KEVIN MITNICK
Hacker known well for his name in the world. He was the first on the list of FBI and the most wanted person. He destruct the systems of Nokia and Motorola. He hacked the punch card ticket system in the Los Angles by which he can travel in any bus all over the state. With the help of phone number he hacked the DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATIN key software. In the year 1979 he hacked for the first time a computer. Later 2 and half year he was under arrest and remain in the prison for five years. Now he has his private security company.
6. KEVIN (DARK DANTE) POULSEN
He was the coolest hackerof the time. He hacked radio lines of L.A radio station KIIS-FM. This station announces that the 102nd caller of the program me would win a Porsche 944 S2.
He hacked all the calls and transmitter and ensured himself that his call was the right one. Later he involved in hiding and wanted by FBI. 1991 Poulsen was under arrest as many offences went against him. Later he changed himself and work for the elimination of the computer crimes.