Valérie Gignac goes by aliases that include QUEEN, QUEEN SH0CKA, and UNSEENz in numerous hacking / skiddie forums. She was arrested in 2016 by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for allegedly eavesdropped on private conversations and spooked her victims by talking to them through their infected computers’ speakers. She also allegedly logged on to extreme pornography websites after hijacking the computers, displaying adult content to people – including children – in Canada and other countries, the Mounties.
He is the former leader of World of Hell (or simply WoH) hacking group. His group claims to be responsible for several high profile attacks in the year 2001. The group gained attention due to its high profile targets and the lighthearted messages it has posted in the aftermath of its attacks.
Crocker is from Binghamton, N.Y. (Aged 39 as of 2015)
Crocker was one of 70 individuals arrested in July for their roles in the Darkode cybercrime forum, which facilitated the purchase and trade of botnets, malware and stolen personal data such as payment card details and user credentials. Crocker is scheduled for sentencing on November 23, 2015 and is facing up to three years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
Hailing from Sollebrunn, Sweden, on July 15th 2015 Gudmunds was accused of serving as the administrator of Darkode. Some news sites consider Darkode to be "haven for the brightest hacking talent in the Western world." The charges against him from the indictment revealed that day are conspiracy to commit computer fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Li is a 19-year-old software engineering student (2014) who is the author of Heart App. Heart App is an information-stealing Android virus/malware which nfected more than 100,000 phones. The malware was able to spread so quickly by relying on the contact lists of compromised devices, with users downloading the fake app, which then sent out a text urging users to download the app as well.
Born in Russia in 1982, Anna Chapman was living in New York City when she made headlines in June 2010. Along with nine others, she was arrested on suspicion of working as a spy for the Russian government. Chapman plead guilty, and was deported back to Russia in July 2010, in the biggest spy swap deal since 1986. Her good looks made Chapman the focus of the media spotlight, and upon returning to Russia she posed for a men's magazine and hosted a TV show.
Paunch is a malware kingpin who is the alleged author of Blackhole and Cool exploit kits. He was arrested by the Russian authorities last October 2013. Russian security and forensics firm Group-IB, which assisted in the investigation, released additional details, including several pictures of Paunch. According to Group-IB, Paunch had more than 1,000 customers and was earning $50,000 per month from his illegal activity.
Fidel Salinas Jr. was charged by the feds for accessing a protected computer without authorization in connection with his attempted hack of the Hidalgo County website. In January 2012, he made more than 14,000 attempts to log on to the Hidalgo County website’s server. When interviewed by the FBI, "he told agents that he would often talk with other members of Anonymous via Web chat."
Charged with hacking into the computer networks of the US military and Nasa, causing millions of dollars of damage.
Lauri Love, an activist in the Occupy movement, is alleged to have stolen ‘massive amounts’ of confidential information – including details of military servicemen – by breaking into thousands of computers.
The 28-year-old from Stradishall, Suffolk, is said to have bragged in messages with his co-conspirators: ‘You have no idea how much we can f*** with the US government if we wanted to’.
Love was described as a ‘sophisticated and prolific’ hacker in court documents filed in New Jersey, where he is charged with one count of accessing a US department or agency computer without permission and another charge of conspiracy.
The operation was carried out by the National Crime Agency, the new elite force known as 'Britain's FBI'.
John Anthony Borell III a.k.a was sentenced to 3 years or his part in the #OpPiggyBank hacking of police websites by the group CabinCr3w. He admitted in a signed plea deal, in early 2012, he attacked a server for Utahchiefs.org, a website for police in Syracuse, New York, the municipal website of Springfield, Mo., and a site for the Los Angeles County Police Canine Association.