US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is willing to pay the amount of up to amazing 3 million dollars for any kind of information that could lead them to some of the most dangerous hackers in the world.
The cyber criminals, responsible for mass fraud on the internet that caused the loss of millions of dollars, represent a major problem for companies and governments in all countries of the world. For that reason, the authorities do not spare the economic and human resources to find them. It shows how harmful and scary they are to even the most powerful organizations. However, they aren’t the only affected people. Each one of us can be a victim of these hackers.
Here is the list of the most dangerous hackers in the world:
11Bjorn Daniel Sundin
Bjorn Daniel Sundin committed the electronic and computer fraud, which is why FBI is after him, offering $ 20,000 for any significant and accurate information that could lead them to this man.
His first major hacking action occurred between the 2006 and 2008 when Sundin and his accomplice misled the computer users and convinced them to purchase certain programs. He did it by hijacking their browsers and making the functionality of their computers almost impossible. The errors kept repeating and the only apparent solution was the ‘’protection’’ software by the ‘’Innovative Marketing Inc.’’, which was Sundin’s company. He was offering a ‘’scareware’’ as a solution to the ‘’malware’’ that was on their computers. That’s how he tricked them all into his net and stole money from these users. This idea and strategy caused a consumer loss of over $ 100 million.
The United States citizen, Jain, was the accomplice of Bjorn Daniel Sundin. In contrast, he had a lot of contacts in Canada, Brazil, Ukraine, and India, which helped them complete this fraud. Their goals were not one or two countries, instead, the users over 60 countries were dragged into this action. Between 2006 and 2008, Jain did his part in advertising fake products and sending malware to people’s computers. These caused downtimes, errors and slow performance so the users purchased the fake protection program, made by Jain and Sundin. Both of these dangerous hackers are on the FBI most wanted list and the reward for Jain is $ 20,000 as well.
9Farhan UL Arshad
Farhan UL Arshad joins the group of dangerous hackers for defrauding thousands of people and entities both in the US and abroad. The authorities accused him of conspiracy and computer invasion. They also accused him of belonging to an international criminal organization of online scammers. FBI offers $ 50,000 for any valuable information about this man.
8 Noor Aziz Uddin
In a team of two, together with Farhan UL Arshad, Noor Aziz Uddin is accused of their alleged involvement in an international telecoms scheme and piracy at risk of defrauding individuals, telecommunications companies and government entities in the United States and abroad, resulting in losses that exceed $ 50 million. Between 2008 and 2012, Arshad and Uddin gained unauthorized access to business telephone systems and used these systems to initiate long-distance telephone calls to additional charging numbers through a scheme known as international revenue sharing fraud. The conspiracy prompted the owners of the telephone systems committed to being billed for services they did not order. The price for information of these two dangerous hackers is the same – $ 50,000.
Peter Sahurovs committed an electronic fraud through the use of misleading advertising on a digital medium. The fraud consisted of an advertisement that disabled the computer of anyone who clicked on it. To unlock it you should buy a $ 50 software. This strategy brought a lot of money to Peteris but put in danger so many users and took away their money too. Since he is free, he probably has many reasons of gaining money through cheats still. For that reason, FBI offers the amount of $ 50,000 for any information of this hacker as well.
6Carlos Enrique Perez-Melara
FBI listed Carlos Enrique as one of the most dangerous hackers that they need behind the bars! This Salvadoran produced a spy program he marketed as a tool to spot unfaithful couples and illegally intercepted private communications for hundreds of people. Southern California issued an arrest warrant against Carlos Enrique Perez-Melara in 2005, accusing him of conducting his illegal business in 2003 from his residence in San Diego with a tourist visa.
The 33-year-old Salvadoran ran a web page on which he offered to discover unfaithful couples by sending a spy program – disguised as an electronic card. When the recipient opened the virtual card, inadvertently activated a program called “Lover Spy” that was installed silently on his computer and sent periodic messages to the person who bought the service, passwords, web pages visited and emails sent by the person he wanted to monitor, the FBI reported in a press release. They offer $ 50,000 information related to this clever man.
5Andrey Nabilevich Taame
The FBI is also searching for Andrey Nabilevich Taame (Syrian-born) for the unauthorized infection of malware in more than 4 million computers located in more than 100 countries. They accuse him of intrusion and electronic fraud. He speaks Russian and English and could be in Cyprus. None of these countries are safe with this man being able to mess with systems like that. However, taking into account that location isn’t so important, nobody can really be safe once they are on the Internet, especially with dangerous hackers like Taame. The reward for delivering this cybercriminal is $ 50,000.
Firas Dardar is on the FBI’s list of wanted cyber criminals as one of the members of the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA). This group hacks in the name of the Syrian regime and is as dangerous as the terrorists we hear about every day, they just do it differently. Dardar attacked online the most prestigious systems, such as the one of the US government agencies. He didn’t stop there but went for media and private organizations, using ‘’The Shadow’’ as his nickname. It all happened between September 2011 and January 2014.
Being a part of a group of dangerous hackers, Firas Dardar disseminated the information related to a terrorist attack. He also tried to cause a movement in the US military and make a mess within the country. Even that’s not all! This hacker launched multiple cyber extortion cases to many international and US companies.
FBI’s reward to any information about this man is $100,000. According to his website, he lives in Homs, Syria. One thing they know about him is that he’s a smoker. Not a big clue at all but when they have nothing else to use, even this could mean something.
Alexsey is a hacker of Russian nationality. He hacked the computer networks of three large online stores with headquarters in California and Nevada. The authorities suspect that he stole huge database with information from millions of users, passwords and personal data included. After subtracting them, he placed them on his server and started looking for buyers. Furthermore, Alexei also used aliases: ‘Valgov’, ‘Abyrvaig’, ‘Fedyunya’, ‘Magg’, ‘M4G’ or ‘Moy’. The US courts have issued two arrest warrants against him.
The FBI suspects that this hacker could currently be in Thailand, Latvia, Greece, Maldives or Russia. They are offering a reward of up to $ 100,000 for information leading to the arrest of Alexsey Belan.
The bank fraud of Nicolae Popescu carried out from Europe to defraud hundreds of American victims. He stole an enormous amount of money thanks to his hacking and planning skills. By posting the advertisements on the Internet auction market websites, this man, grouped with a few other hackers, sold the items that didn’t even exist. These conspirators were pretending to be real sellers and negotiated regularly with the buyers from the United States. Then, they were sending the fraudulent invoices that seemed reliable and legitimate. These invoices contained the payment instructions that the users used to give away money to the conspirators within the United States. The thing was that they weren’t from the United States at all! Instead, they only owned false passports and identities!
We had an opportunity to witness the masterpieces of many dangerous hackers but Nicolae went a little further than many of them. The reward for the second name on the list amounts to 1,000,000 dollars.
1Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev
This 33-year-old Russian citizen ranks first on the list of most dangerous hackers in the world. His crime is also a bank fraud. By creating a virus called ‘’Zeus’’, this hacker extracted the bank details of his victims and stole their money. We cannot really imagine how many victims he affected and how much money we stole. However, the reward of $ 3,000,000 that FBI offers for information about this guy says enough. Taking into account that they have been trying to locate him for a while and still didn’t get any clues, Evgeniy probably created a new way to earn more millions thanks to his hacking skills.
List of Most Dangerous Hackers In The World:
- Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev
- Nicolae Popescu
- Alexsey Belan
- Firas Dardar
- Andrey Nabilevich Taame
- Carlos Enrique Perez-Melara
- Peteris Sahurovs
- Noor Aziz Uddin
- Farhan UL Arshad
- Shaileshkumar Jain
- Bjorn Daniel Sundin