Here is the list of world’s top 10 female hackers.
1) Adenna Cooke:
Most of the world recognizes Adeanna Cooke as an international model regularly featured in Playboy, but her fans are often surprised to hear that she is also a well-established hacker and amateur computer programmer. With very little in the way of training, Cooke taught herself the basics of hacking and often uses it to further her modeling career. When her images were illegally used to make money by her long-time partner, Cooke took on the project of protecting her images and hacked the website to remove all of the stolen property. After this event, Cooke was named “Hacker Fairy” and found her calling within the hacking industry. She now helps professional models and other women from being taken advantage of online.
2) Xiao Tian:
Xiao Tian became famous for forming the group “China Girl Security Team”, a group of hackers, especially for women, At The Age of 19, Tian quickly expanded the group to just over 2,200 members, all of which were female girls looking for a community in which they would feel welcome.This female hacking organization now has ties to some of the most infamous hacking groups throughout the world and has become one of the largest Chinese-based hacking groups.
3) Anna Chapman:
Chapman is a Russian hacker who was residing in New York City when she was arrested, along with nine others in 2010. She was accused of working for the Illegals Program spy ring under the Russian Federation’s external intelligence agency.Chapman pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government without notifying the U.S. Attorney General and was deported to Russia, as part of a prisoner swap. She also lost her U.S. citizenship.
4) Kristina Svechinskaya:
Without question, Kristina Svechinskaya remains one of the most well-known names in hacking. This Russian hacker is also a top-notch New York University student, but most will recognize her from a string of high-end hacking jobs that have potentially resulted in millions of dollars lost. Specializing in the use of Trojan horses, Svechinskaya attacked thousands of bank accounts, most within the United States, and then created a series of fake accounts through both Bank of America and Wachovia. She then utilized nine other people to create fake passports, but was finally caught and is now under threat of multiple charges. Overall, some authorities estimate that she stole $3 million in as little as a few months.
5) Ying Cracker:
Cracker is an educator from Shanghai that offends white people every time she says her full name if they think she’s correcting them. She teaches people the basics of how to start hacking; things like changing your IP address or wiping Office passwords. She is an expert in hacker software writing and charges good money for courses on simple and high-end hacking tools. Cracker also charges between 500-5000 Yuan per class for helping other people crack software.
Her real name is Kim Vanvaeck. Gigabyte was born and brought up in Belgium.While many of the top female hackers are known for their legal work within the security sector, Gigabyte is on the opposite end of the spectrum.Recently, Vanvaeck was arrested just outside of her hometown of Mechelon near Brussels but was released within 24 hours on bail. She is currently accused of stealing and destroying private data and is facing 3 years in prison and over 100,000 Euros in fines.
7) Joanna Rutkowska:
Joanna Rutkowska is further proof that not all hackers are bad, and few specialists have done more for operating system security than this notorious hacker. Most widely regarded for her work with Windows Vista, Rutkowska shocked the world in the August 2006 Black Hat Briefing Convention in Las Vegas. In front of a crowd, Rutkowska demonstrated two simple methods for hacking into the Windows Vista beta. She also revealed a Blue Pill technique that allowed her to transfer a running operating system onto a virtual machine well before the worldwide use of virtual machines and virtual servers within the private sector. Named as one of the ‘Five Hackers who Put a Mark on 2006,’ this Polish hacker now helps customers with her international security firm. She continues to give lectures at conferences and works closely with some of the biggest software and hardware designers in the industry including Windows.
8) Raven Adler:
Often recognized as one of the most gifted and intelligent hackers in the world, Raven Adler graduated high school at just 14 and got her college degree at 18. As a frequent speaker at hacking and software conferences, Adler was also the first female to ever give a presentation at DefCon, one of the world’s most prestigious gathering of hackers. When asked about her appearance at DefCon, she often replies that she would like to be known for her work, not for being a female in the field. Currently, Adler specializes in securing data from end-to-end, and this has made her invaluable to both private and public organizations looking to protect sensitive information. She now works as a senior security consultant for several companies and continues to give lectures and regularly publish her work in industry magazines.
9) Natasha Grigori:
Grigori started her career as a hacker in the 1980s but she did not receive fame until the early 1990s with a bulletin-board website for amateur programmers and hackers. With this site, she helped others share, release, and hack various forms of software. One of Grigori’s largest projects was centered on software that will automatically glean information from tens of thousands of suspected URLs and track those that are sending and receiving data with those websites. Unfortunately, Natasha Grigori lost her battle with severe illness on November 11, 2005, but ACPO has been left behind as a viable and effective organization that continues to operate today.
10) Jude Mihon:
Mihon was a hacker and author best known under the pseudonym St. Jude. She started her career as a computer programmer in 1967 only to later form a hacking group known as Cypherpunks. She was also a member of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility. Throughout her life, she wrote several books as well as contributed to many magazines within both the hacking industry and the computer programming industry.During her lifetime, she pushed against those who believed the hacking was nothing more than a criminal act. She passed away in 2003 due to cancer.