This past year cybercrime has become increasingly important to tackle in the World because of many incidents of malware invasion, online scams, and sexual predation involving the Internet.
Even the World countries have initiated regulations and laws against cybercrime there are still many events related to a cyber crime which proves that it always cannot prevent the activities related to cybercrime.
For example, the most intense year in cybercrime in the Philippines was the year 2000 where ILOVEYOU virus was created by Onel de Guzman which is notable both for the public mischief it caused as well as the mainstream media attention it received that mark in the history of computing.
Moreover, cyber attacks hit not only low-economy countries but developed countries such as Norway. There are fixed 21.63% malware infections rate in computers in 2016. The government recommended using the virtual private network for companies and individuals as a trusted browsing tool. There are fast NordVPN servers in Norway, and this is one of the solutions to reduce cybercrime in the country.
Here is a list of the most wanted people in the history of computing:
- Kevin Mitnick
Kevin Mitnick was the most the most wanted computer criminal in his generation. He was known for doing various convicted computer and communication-related crimes. Many articles state that he hacked into the computer systems of some of the top technology and telecommunications companies in the world including DEC, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, and Fujitsu Siemens after confessing it as part of a plea-bargain agreement.
- Kevin Poulsen
Kevin Poulsen or Dark Dante is known for his skill (serve as his handle name) in hacking telephone lines. His most famous hack was a takeover of all of the telephone lines for Los Angeles radio station KIIS-FM, ensuring that he would be the 102nd caller and the winner of the competition prize which is a Porsche.
- Adrian Lamo
Adrian Lamo is also called as Homeless Hacker because he used coffee shops, libraries, Internet cafe and universities connection to investigate networks and reporting on their vulnerabilities to the company. His most famous hack is when he broke into the internal computer network of The New York Times and adding his name to the database of list of experts.