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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Saverio Mondelli

IRL Name: 
Saverio Mondelli
Biography: 

Mondelli, along with Shaun Harrison, 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.

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Adrian Lamo

IRL Name: 
Adrian Lamo
Biography: 

Adrian Lamo was most well known for snitching out Wikileaks source Bradley Manning. He died of a snitch juice overdose on March 14, 2018.

Adrian Lamo was previously most well known for breaking into The New York Times internal computer network in February 2002, adding his name to confidential databases of expert sources, and using the paper's LexisNexis account to conduct research on high-profile subjects, although his first published activities involved operating AOL watchdog site Inside-AOL.com. The Times filed a complaint and a warrant for Lamo's arrest was issued in August 2003 following a 15 month investigation by federal prosecutors in New York. At 10:15 AM on September 9, after spending a few days in hiding, he surrendered to the US Marshals in Sacramento, California. He re-surrendered to the FBI in New York City on September 11, and plead guilty to one count of computer crimes against Microsoft, Lexis-Nexis and The New York Times on January 8, 2004.

Later in 2004, Lamo was sentenced to six months detention at his parent's home plus two years probation, and was ordered to pay roughly $65,000 in restitution. He was convicted of compromising security at The New York Times and Microsoft, and is alleged to have admitted to exploiting security weaknesses at Excite@Home,Yahoo!, MCI WorldCom, Ameritech, Cingular and has allegedly violated network security at AOL Time Warner, Bank of America, Citigroup, McDonald's and Sun Microsystems. Companies sometimes use proxies to allow their employees access to the internet, without giving the internet access to their internal network. However, when these proxies are improperly configured, they can allow access to the company's internal network. Lamo often exploited this, sometimes using a tool called ProxyHunter. One of the things that made him unique is that he did all of his intrusion without any programming.

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Kay

IRL Name: 
Karim Baratov
Biography: 

Karim Baratov is a Kazakhstan-born Canadian citizen who has pleaded guilty to hacking charges over his involvement in massive 2014 Yahoo data breach that affected all three billion yahoo accounts. He was charged with 47 counts of hacking, ID theft, and espionage. However, as part of the agreement, he was allowed to admit one count of conspiracy to commit computer fraud, and eight counts of aggravated identity theft.

The US government claimed he was part of a Russian gang of four that hacked the Purple Palace's servers in 2014, that Baratov was therefore connected to the caper, and that two of his fellow gang members and paymasters were at the time senior Russian FSB officers. However, Baratov's lawyers insisted he did not know who was hiring him. His defense team told The Register Baratov was approached online to infiltrate people's webmail accounts for about $100 a pop. He was asked to hack 80 accounts, mostly Gmail inboxes, but only pwned eight before stopping.

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D3F4ULT

IRL Name: 
Justin Gray Liverman
Biography: 

Justin Gray Liverman a.k.a D3F4ULT from Morehead City, North Carolina, is accused of being part of the hacktivist group known as "Crackas With Attitude," or CWA, which rose to fame last year for breaking into the AOL email account of CIA Director John Brennan.

According to the affidavit, the FBI identified Liverman as a hacker known by several aliases such as "D3f4ult" and "Bashtien" in part thanks to an IP address he used to access the D3f4ault and Bashtien Twitter accounts. That IP address was registered to an Edith Liverman, who Justin lived with at the time.

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Incursio

IRL Name: 
Andrew Otto Boggs
Biography: 

Andrew Otto Boggs a.k.a Incursio of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina was part of a hacking group named Crackas With Attitude (CWA), which between late 2015 and early 2016 has hacked a large number of government agencies and officials, and have dumped sensitive data on the Internet.

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