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Timothy D. Winslow

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Timothy D. Winslow
Biography: 

Timothy D. Winslow was born in Milwaukee and has lived there all his life. Raised in a family with 5 children, 4 brothers and 1 sister. It was in Junior High School that Winslow had his first taste of computers and was hooked. During high school is when he started meeting up with other kids who liked computers and several joined up with an Explorer Scout group hosted by IBM. All either had computers or would spend hours or days on end at friend’s homes communicating with others via a modem.

He is one of the members of 414s which gained notoriety in the early 1980s as a group of friends and computer hackers who broke into dozens of high-profile computer systems, including ones at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Security Pacific Bank. They were eventually identified as six teenagers, taking their name after the area code of their hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They used inexpensive personal computers and simple hacking techniques, such as using common or default passwords and exploiting well-known, but unpatched, security holes.

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Mark Ludwig

IRL Name: 
Mark Allen Ludwig
Biography: 

Dr. Mark Ludwig spoke at the first two DEFCONs and is known for his virus writing philosophy.

He is the author of the books:
-The Little Black Book of Computer Viruses
-The Giant Black Book of Computer Viruses
-Computer Viruses, Artificial Life and Evolution
-The Little Black Book of Email Viruses

He also ran his own newsletter titled "Computer Virus Developments Quarterly" and at DEFCON 2 gave out a "Best Virus" award.

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Valsmith

IRL Name: 
Val Smith
Biography: 

Valsmith is a security researcher who has been speaking at conferences since as early as DEFCON 14. He is the CEO and partner at Attack Research, LLC. Valsmith is also a member of Cult of the Dead Cow Ninja Strike Force. His primary areas of expertise are malware analysis and reverse engineering.

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Li

IRL Name: 
Li
Biography: 

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.

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Pimpshiz

IRL Name: 
Robert Lyttle
Biography: 

17-year-old hacker (in 2000) allegedly responsible for defacing some 200 Web sites in 2000 with pro-Napster graffiti. Many experts claimed that the news was all hype and Pimpshiz was just a script kiddie.
According to Steve Manzuik Calgary:
"I've had the chance to go through some of the logs on some "hacked" sites by Pimpshiz. From the look of the directory structure left behind he is definitely using FrontPage. He is also grabbing his logo for the hacks from http://www.liquid2k.com/pimpshiz/scary.gif. He is leaving two text files on the boxes, one named i.txt that contains "Server breached by PimpShiz" and another called erica.txt which appears to be a phone number minus the area code. I am definitely convinced that he is not exploiting anything new like he claims and is simply finding boxes with poorly configured permissions. Wouldn't exactly consider this clown a hacker. "

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H4$N4!N H4XOR, Hasnain Haxor

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H4$N4!N H4XOR aka Hasnain Haxor is the founder of the Pakistan Haxors Crew or phc as he likes to say. (not to be confused with phrack high council, what we all know as the real phc)
Seems to use mostly xss & sqli for defacements; highly politically motivated.

Primarily targeting Indian & Pakistani websites (although for different reasons) here is a list of his previous defacements as per zone-h:
http://printpostersnow.com/test/ notified by hasnain haxor
http://innovation.gop.pk/blog/hacked-by-h4n4n-h4xor-pakistan-haxors-crew/ notified by hasnain haxor
http://theleadersforum.in notified by hasnain haxor
http://aptech-education.com.pk notified by hasnain haxor
http://newsone.tv notified by hasnain haxor
http://arytube.tv/phc.html notified by hasnain haxor
http://aryzauq.tv/phc.html notified by hasnain haxor
http://pharmacystoreuk.canadiansonlinepharmacy.com/index.html notified by hasnain haxor
http://login.alischoolsystem.com/index.html notified by hasnain haxor
http://pakmart.yansaw.com/index.html notified by hasnain haxor

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Roman Vega

Biography: 

Roman Vega is a Ukranian who is the co-founder of CarderPlanet, formerly one of the largest carder forums with over 6,000 members. He was sentenced to serve 18 years in prison for his role in co-founding the website CarderPlanet. He began a life of cybercrime in 1990 when he founded Boa Factory, a website that sold stolen credit card information. He was arrested in February 2003 in Cyprus with over 500,000 stolen credit card numbers
and extradited to the US in 2007. He pled guilty in 2009.

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Meep

Biography: 

Meep is one of the members of the Rustle League, a group of senior key influencers within the hacktivist subculture. He is known to operate with Reaper Sec members, who are known to conduct vigilante attacks against Anonymous and jihadist actors.

Jihad

Biography: 

Jihad is the #RustleLeague IRC owner who runs the the WTFuxNet IRC server and is known to either own or influence extremely large botnets. He is one of the members of the Rustle League, a group of senior key influencers within the hacktivist subculture.

Maxn3y

Biography: 

Maxn3y is the administrator of the TurkishAjan Hacker Group, a group known for conducting attacks against overseas components of major corporations, such as MTV Taiwan and McDonald’s South Korea. He is known for conducting high profile spectacular attacks, generally with no identified political motivation. His twitter account (@Maxn3y) has been offline since September 2013, when he published a hack of Lexington, Kentucky.

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