These are the most wanted hackers today

Technological advancement and how virtually gigantic the internet is have brought major changes in everyday life.

From the way, we communicate to the ways of committing crimes or protesting. This is the case of people who have used digital tools to violate the cybersecurity of certain institutions

On several occasions, cyber-attacks have exposed governments, state institutions and companies. However, several cybercriminals have deceived millions of people in the world and have managed to scam them generating multimillion-dollar losses.

Behind these attacks are ‘hackers’ or groups of ‘hackers’ who find a way to violate virtual security systems to obtain economic, political and/or social profits.

Tracking down the perpetrators of major cyberattacks is often difficult because due to their abilities in the virtual world they can become “invisible”, either at the time of tracking them or of identifying them.

Such is the case of Anonymous, which, according to the leading cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, is among the 10 hackers or groups of hackers in history. As they themselves have expressed in the past, they are an “ideology (and not an entity) based on social justice that does not have a clear organization or a real hierarchy”, something that “makes the goal of eliminating Anonymous almost impossible “explains Kaspersky.

Anonymous joins Kevin Mitnick, Adrian Lamo, Albert González, Matthew Bevan and Richard Price as the “famous hackers of history,” according to the firm’s list. But currently,

The United States FBI published a list of 104 individuals and groups that they call the “Cyber’s most wanted.” Among the names are people from all regions of the world and also a brief description of the crimes attributed to him.

Since 2011 the FBI has been on the trail of Shaileshkumar P. Jain. He and his partner Bjorn Daniel Sundin are the two hackers who have been searching the US institutions for the longest. They are accused of being involved in a cybercrime scheme that caused internet users in more than 60 countries to purchase more than a million fake software products, resulting in a loss to consumers of more than $ 100 million. .

These are the most wanted hackers today
Shaileshkumar P. Jain is one of the most wanted hackers. They have been on his trail for more than 10 years.
Photo: FBI

Currently, the FBI is offering a reward of $ 20,000 for information that helps the arrest of these two cybercriminals and if you learn anything about their whereabouts you can go to the FBI offices or the nearest US consulates and embassies.

These two names have been joined by various collectives and cybercriminals during the last ten years. Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogacev is accused of being involved in software that captured bank accounts, their passwords, personal information and other resources to log into banks. He is the man behind the malware that caused financial losses of more than 100 million dollars.

The US Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program is offering $ 3 million for any information about Mikhailovich, one of the most important rewards in cybercrime cases.

An important reward is also offered by the Romanian Nicolae Popescu. The aforementioned program pays up to $ 1 million to find the criminal accused of participating in a fraud scheme that sold items online and that managed to deceive thousands of Internet users.

In addition to these names, there are also collectives of hackers. For example, twelve members of the Russian Military Intelligence are wanted by the FBI for their alleged interference in the 2016 US elections. 

To find the complete list of the most wanted cybercriminals by the FBI in the world, go to this link

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