blackhat

Paul Le Roux

IRL Name: 
Paul Le Roux
Biography: 

Paul Calder Le Roux (born 24 December 1972) is a former programmer, former criminal cartel boss, and informant to the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

In 1999, he created E4M, a free and open-source disk encryption software program for Microsoft Windows, and is sometimes credited for open-source TrueCrypt, which is based on E4M's code, though he denies involvement with TrueCrypt.

Le Roux was arrested on 26 September 2012 for conspiracy to import narcotics into the United States, and agreed to cooperate with authorities in exchange for a lesser sentence and immunity to any crimes he might admit to later. He subsequently admitted to arranging or participating in seven murders, carried out as part of an extensive illegal business empire.

Pictures: 
References

kajit

Biography: 

kajit is a former REvil and DarkSide operator & the admin of the Ransomware Marketplace forum (RAMP). Thus, making kajit a Russia-based or Russian-speaking private ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) operation member / leader.

References

Zhang Haoran

IRL Name: 
Zhang Haoran
Biography: 

Zhang Haoran is part of a Chinese hacking group known as APT 41 and BARIUM. On August 15, 2019, a Grand Jury in the District of Columbia returned an indictment against Chinese nationals ZHANG Haoran and TAN Dailin on multiple charges including Conspiracy to Cause Damage to, and Obtain Information by Unauthorized Access to, Protected Computers; Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud; Wire Fraud; Obtaining Information by Unauthorized Access to Protected Computers; Intentionally Causing Damage to Protected Computers; Aggravated Identity Theft; Money Laundering; and Aiding and Abetting. These charges primarily stemmed from alleged activity targeting high technology and video gaming companies, and a United Kingdom citizen.

Pictures: 
References

Viet Quoc Nguyen

IRL Name: 
Viet Quoc Nguyen
Biography: 

Viet Quoc Nguyen is wanted for allegedly hacking into at least eight E-Mail Service Providers (ESPs) and stealing confidential information, including proprietary marketing data containing over one billion e-mail addresses. The ESPs were located all over the United States, including two based in the Northern District of Georgia. The massive data breach occurred between approximately February of 2009 and June of 2012. During that time, Nguyen allegedly hacked into the ESPs' computer databases and used his unauthorized access to launch spam attacks on tens of millions of e-mail recipients who had their addresses stolen. Additionally, Nguyen also allegedly entered into an arrangement that allowed him to generate revenue from his computer hacks by receiving a commission on sales generated from Internet traffic that he directed to websites promoting specific products.

Pictures: 
References

Park Jin-hyok

IRL Name: 
Park Jin-hyok
Biography: 

Park Jin-hyok is allegedly a North Korean computer programmer who is part of a state-sponsored hacking organization responsible for some of the costliest computer intrusions in history, including the cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, a series of attacks targeting banks across the world that collectively attempted to steal more than one billion dollars, and the WannaCry ransomware attack that affected tens of thousands of computer systems across the globe.

Park has traveled to China in the past and conducted legitimate IT work under the front company "Chosun Expo" or the Korean Expo Joint Venture in addition to activities conducted on behalf of North Korea's Reconnaissance General Bureau.

Pictures: 
References

aeonhack

IRL Name: 
Taylor Huddleston
Biography: 

Taylor Huddleston aka aeonhack is an active forum member of hackforums.net where he marketed his very own NanoCore RAT. Despite his RaT's copy protection abilities — denizens of Hackforums were able to pirate copies of NanoCore and spread it far and wide in malware and phishing campaigns. Eventually, Huddleston said he grew weary of all the drama and sold both programs to another Hackforums member, using the $60,000 or so in proceeds to move out of the rusty trailer he and his girlfriend shared and buy a house in a low-income corner of Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Pictures: 
References

Bitcoin Baron

IRL Name: 
Randall Charles Tucker
Biography: 

Bitcoin Baron is a skiddie, hacker, mad man, homophobe, and troll who who was sentenced to 20 months in prison for launching DDoS attacks against the city of Madison, Wisconsin —attacks which caused delays and outages to various municipality services, including its 911 emergency call center. The DDoS attacks took place between March 9 and March 14, 2015. He also launched DDoS attacks against News2Share.com, a user-generated video-based news portal, on two different occasions, demanding they feature one of his self-made hacker "call for arms" videos.

Pictures: 
References

Ronald Dale Harris

IRL Name: 
Ronald Dale Harris
Biography: 

Ronald Dale Harris is a computer programmer who worked for the Nevada Gaming Control Board in the early 1990s and was responsible for finding flaws and gaffes in software that runs computerized casino games. Harris took advantage of his expertise, reputation and access to source code to illegally modify certain slot machines to pay out large sums of money when a specific sequence and number of coins were inserted. Harris was banned from New Jersey casinos in 1995.

Harris’ story can be seen on the Biography Channel, History Channel and Discovery Channel program Breaking Vegas, which features interviews and reenactments of some of Harris' casino-breaking scheme. The Travel Channel's Vegas Cheaters Exposed also briefly explains his story.

Pictures: 
References

Dr Mengele

IRL Name: 
Calin Mateias
Biography: 

Calin Mateias is a Romanian man went by "Dr Mengele" and launched DDoS attacks on World of Warcraft servers in Europe between February and September 2010, typically in connection with in-game disputes with other players. Mateias was indicted for the crime in 2011 following an investigation by the FBI, but was only extradited to the US to face justice last 2017. He's been in custody since November 20, 2017. He agreed to plead guilty to a single count of intentional damage to a protected computer; in exchange, the US government agreed to drop separate charges related to an attempted hack and robbery of Ingram Micro in 2004.

References

Shaun Harrison

IRL Name: 
Shaun Harrison
Biography: 

Harrison, along with Saverio Mondelli, developed code designed to track users on Myspace. After attempting to extort Myspace by demanding a $150,000 consulting fee, they would be arrested and receive three years probation.

Pictures: 
References
Syndicate content