Hacking is a pretty broad term. Simply defining, hacking is a process by which a person can seek and exploit any type of weakness in a computer system. Although many years ago, mainstream hacking was considered as a male-only hobby. In recent times however, there are some prominent female names that came under the radar. So, here is the list of 10 Best Female Hackers in the world.
Best Female Hackers of World
10. Kristina Svechinskaya:
Kristina is one of common names of the hacking world. Besides, being a Russian citizen, she has been a top-level New York University student. But unfortunately, she took the wrong path. She stole millions of dollars from different bank accounts, due to her skill in Zeus Trojan Horse technique.
Following that, she created several fake accounts in Bank of America. With nine other people, she stole as much as $3 million. On November 2010, she got arrested and charged for her fraudulent activities. She could have been penalized for 40 years of imprisonment.
9. Anna Chapman:
Anna Chapman was a Russian hacker, and like Kristina Vladimirovna she got involved in illegal activities. She resided in USA. She was arrested in 2010. The charge pressed against her is, that she acted as an agent to Federal Government without any notification to US attorney journal. She pleaded guilty to the charges, lost her US citizenship and then deported back to Russia.
After coming back to Russia, she was appointed to the public council of the young guard of United Russia( a Russian political party). According to them, she will educate people. Additionally she was also accused to be a KGB spy in United States.
Her real name is Kim Vanvaeck, and she is raised in Belgium. She is believed by many, to be the creator of, dangerous viruses like Coconut-A, Sharp-A, Sahay-A etc. These viruses were written to extract information from the sensitive systems, and then destroy that sensitive information.
Recently, she was arrested in Brussels, but released on Bail. She has got allegation of stealing and destroying private data, and is currently in prison for 3 years and have fine over 0.1M Euros.
7. Natasha Grigori:
Natasha Grigori was one of the pioneers of the female hacking. She started her career as a hacker in 1980s, but rose to her prominence due to her stand against anti-child pornography. For this purpose, she found antichildporn.org.
This website has become one of the largest opponent of child pornography. She died of after severe illness, on November 2005. But since then, she has gained a cult status in female hacking.
6. Adeanna Cooke:
Well, she is probably the most beautiful female hacker in this planet. Before being a hacker, she was a model, regularly posing for Playboy magazine – where it all began! One of her mate, stole her private pics and posted on internet to earn a few bucks.
When she came to know about it, she did nothing but to hack that site, force them to remove her pics. After this incident, she was named “Hacker Fairy”, in Hackers community. She now offer her services to other people, those private data also got leaked on internet.
5. Raven Alder:
Raven Alder is one of most skillful hacker in this world. She was first noted, when she became the first female to give presentation at DefCon(a very prestigious conference in hacking field). When asked about it, she told that she should have known for her work in this field, not for her sex.
She has said on numerous occasions that she would like to be called a Hacker rather than a Female Hacker. She specializes in developing hack-detecting systems for big federal security agencies. Apart from that, she has also learnt Martial Arts.
4. Joanna Rutkowska:
Joanna Rutkowska set a perfect example that not all hackers are bad. She is best known for demonstrating the vulnerabilities in Windows Vista, in 2006 DefCon conference. She also revealed a technique – called “Blue Pill”, with which you can transfer your running Operating System on a virtual machine.
Although she was known as a hacker, she describes herself as an “Operating Systems Security officer“. She is a Polish citizen. She usually delivers lectures at different Seminars and works with big security firms.
3. Jude Milhon:
Jude Milhon was born in Indiana, US. She began her career as a computer programmer in 1967, and led to the early development of internet. She then transit her career around hacking and formed the hacking group Cypherpunks. During her lifespan, she argued with those who believed that hacking is nothing but a criminal act.
She contributed in many books regarding hacking and computer programming. She passed away in 2003. One of her best quotes is “Hacking is the clever circumvention of imposed limits, whether imposed by your government, your IP server, your own personality, or the laws of physics.”
2. Ying Cracker:
You folks will not believe me, if I tell you that this young girl is actually an educator who teaches her students the basics of hacking. But that is true. She resides in Shanghai, China and teaches her students skills like changing someone’s IP address, manipulating their passwords etc.
She even has released publications about hacking. She got her last name “Cracker”, because she usually cracks any software for around 5000 RMB. She also offers paid tutorials and courses for high-end hacking. That is her primary source of income.
1. Xiao Tian:
Our topper Female Hacking Geek, Xiao Tian is a Chinese hacker. She came to prominence when at 19, she formed a female hacking group called “China Girl Security Team”. It is the largest female-only hacking group in China, with 2200 members. Group’s actions are against giant search engine – Google. Such was the intensity and frequency of the attacks that Google China pulled its services from China, then.
This group has ties with some of the biggest hacking groups around the world. Xiao Tian often looks more of a model – than a hacker. All this is, because of her sophisticated and fashionable appearance, she has more interest in fashion, than hacking.
Here was our list of 10 Best Female Hackers in World. Hope you’ve enjoyed this post. One thing that is important, is that hacking should be done for positive purposes, not for illegal and criminal activities.