1. Adeanna Cooke
When a friend of former Playboy model Adeanna Cooke, used her images on internet to make money and to show her in bad light, instead of going to the cyber crime authorities, she hacked the website to retain her dignity. She not only cleared all of her photos but also helped many other girls to come out of similar kind of situations.
2. Anna Chapman
Russian national, Anna Vasil’yevna Chapmanis was staying in New York City when she was arrested with nine others under the charge of working for the Illegals Program spy ring under the Russian Federation’s external intelligence agency.
Chapman gained celebrity status right after her arrest by the FBI. Her pictures and videos went viral on the web. Chapman again earned a lot of media attention on 3 July 2013 when she asked Edward Snowden to marry her. For you to recall, Edward Snowden is an American computer specialist and former CIA employee and NSA contractor who disclosed classified details of several top secret United States, Israeli, and British government mass surveillance programs to the press.
3. Kristina Svechinskaya
The New York University student, Kristina Vladimirovna Svechinskaya, is one of the most common names in the world of hacking. She was accused to defraud several British and U.S. banks of sizeable sums and usage of false passports. As the reports says, Svechinskaya attacked thousands of bank accounts and managed to open at least five accounts in Bank of America and Wachovia via Zeus trojan horse. Out of this, she received $35,000 (£22,000) of money theft. As per the estimates, Svechinskaya with nine other people skimmed $3 million.
4. Joanna Rutkowska
Ethical hacker and a polished computer security researcher, Joanna Rutkowska, is particularly famous for her researches on low-level security and stealth malware. She gained a lot of popularity after the Black Hat Briefings conference in Las Vegas which was held in August 2006. Rutkowska here presented an attack against Vista kernel protection mechanism, and another technique dubbed as Blue Pill. Blue pill used hardware virtualization in order to turn a running OS into a virtual machine. Later she was mentioned amongst Five Hackers who put a Mark on 2006 by eWeek Magazine.
Rutkowska also gained some headlines when she sent an open advice to Microsoft’s Vice President of Security Technology Unit to further tighten security on Windows Vista system. An elite hacker and entrepreneur, Rutkowska, launched her own security services startup Invisible Things Lab in Warsaw, Poland.
5. Ying Cracker
Popular as one of the most beautiful hackers, Ying Cracker is an educator from Shanghai, China. The hacker is known for teaching people the basics of hacking which include things like changing IP address and wiping office passwords.
It an online forum called ‘Chinese Hottie Hackers’ that got Cracker the said popularity. The forum pulled a huge fan base for Cracker. She is an expert in hacker software writing and charges good fee for courses on simple hacking tools. She also helps other people to crack software and charges 500-5000 RMB in the process, which is why she got the last name ‘Cracker!’