Hacker computer pioneers

Below is a listing of computer pioneers that have been tagged as a Hacker. Clicking on any of the below links will open the biography for that person.

Alan KotokAlan Kotok
Computer scientist, hacker, and developer.
Category: Hacker and Scientist
Albert GonzalezAlbert Gonzalez
Computer hacker and computer criminal.
Category: Hacker
Alexey IvanovAlexey Ivanov
Russian computer programmer and hacker.
Category: Convict, Hacker, and Programmer
Alex HoldenAlex Holden
Ukrainian IT researcher who found 1.2 billion stolen passwords.
Category: Hacker and Researcher
Bernd FixBernd Fix
German Hacker known for his Computer virus research.
Category: Hacker and Writer
Bill GosperBill Gosper
American mathematician and programmer and one of the founders of the hacker community along with Richard Greenblatt.
Category: Founder, Hacker, Mathematician, and Programmer
Bram CohenBram Cohen
Author of the P2P BitTorrent protocol.
Category: Founder, Hacker, Programmer, and Writer
Carolyn MeinelCarolyn Meinel
American hacker and author and specialist in script kiddie hacking.
Category: Female, Founder, Hacker, Twitter, and Writer
Chad DavisChad Davis
American hacker/cracker and founding member of the globalHell syndicate of hackers.
Category: Founder and Hacker
Charles ThackerCharles Thacker
American Pioneer computer designer who worked as the project leader of the Xerox Alto.
Category: Founder, Hacker, and Inventor
Craig NeidorfCraig Neidorf
American hacker and founding editor of Phrack Magazine.
Category: Convict, Editor, Founder, and Hacker
David HanssonDavid Hansson
Danish computer programmer and creator of Ruby on Rails web development framework and the Instiki wiki.
Category: Hacker, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
David LitchfieldDavid Litchfield
British computer security expert, database authority and author.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Hacker, Twitter, and Writer
Dimitry GolubovDimitry Golubov
Ukrainian hacker and founder of the Internet Party of Ukraine.
Category: Convict, Founder, Hacker, and Twitter
Eric RaymondEric Raymond
American computer programmer, author, and open source software advocate.
Category: Hacker, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Gary MckinnonGary Mckinnon
Scottish system administrator and hacker.
Category: Hacker
Gina TrapaniGina Trapani
American web developer, tech blogger, and writer known as the founder of the Lifehacker Blog.
Category: Female, Founder, Hacker, Personality, and Writer
Guy SteeleGuy Steele
Often referred to as "The Great Quux".
Category: Hacker, Programmer, Researcher, Scientist, and Writer
Hector MonsegurHector Monsegur
American computer hacker and co-founder of the hacking group LulzSec, turned FBI informant.
Category: Founder and Hacker
Jack DennisJack Dennis
Computer scientist and retired MIT professor who help develop the Multics project.
Category: Founder, Hacker, Professor, Scientist, and sponsor
Jan KoumJan Koum
American computer engineer and internet entrepreneur and co-founder of WhatsApp.
Category: CEO, Director, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, Hacker, and Twitter
Jeri EllsworthJeri Ellsworth
American self-taught computer chip designer and entrepreneur.
Category: Entrepreneur, Female, and Hacker
John MarkoffJohn Markoff
New York Times Journalist and Author of Takedown book about Kevin Mitnick.
Category: Editor, Hacker, Twitter, and Writer
John WalkerJohn Walker
Inc as well as Co-author of AutoCAD.
Category: Founder, Hacker, Programmer, and Writer
Julian AssangeJulian Assange
Editor, activist, computer programmer, and hacker best known as the founder of WikiLeaks.
Category: Editor, Founder, Hacker, Inventor, Personality, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Kevin MitnickKevin Mitnick
Computer security consultant, author, and hacker.
Category: Convict, Hacker, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Kevin PoulsenKevin Poulsen
Former black hat hacker known for his telephone takeover hack to win a Porsche 944 S2 car.
Category: Editor, Hacker, Twitter, and Writer
Kim DotcomKim Dotcom
German-Finnish Internet entrepreneur also known as Kimble
Category: Convict, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Hacker
Linus TorvaldsLinus Torvalds
Original developer of Linux.
Category: Hacker and Writer
Maksym YastremskiMaksym Yastremski
Ukrainian hacker and top online seller of stolen credit card information.
Category: Convict and Hacker
Mark AbeneMark Abene
Infosec expert, computer programmer, cryptographer, and hacker.
Category: Convict, Founder, Hacker, and Programmer
Max VisionMax Vision
Former computer security consultant and convicted online hacker.
Category: Hacker
Michael CalceMichael Calce
Canadian computer hacker known for creating denial-of-service attacks (DDoS) at age 15.
Category: Convict, Hacker, and Writer
Michael MuussMichael Muuss
Author of the freeware network tool ping which has been implemented on a large number of operating systems
Category: Hacker, Scientist, and Writer
Paul GrahamPaul Graham
Venture capitalist, and essayist Known for his work on Lisp (a family of computer programming languages).
Category: Founder, Hacker, Investor, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Renukanth SubramaniamRenukanth Subramaniam
British Hacker and founder of DarkMarket, internet cybercrime forum.
Category: Convict, Founder, and Hacker
Richard GreenblattRichard Greenblatt
American computer programmer and one of the founders of the hacker community along with Bill Gosper.
Category: Founder, Hacker, and Programmer
Stewart BrandStewart Brand
American writer, best known as editor of the Whole Earth Catalog.
Category: Editor, Founder, Hacker, Inventor, and Writer
Vasily GorshkovVasily Gorshkov
Russian Computer programmer and hacker.
Category: Hacker and Programmer
Vladimir LevinVladimir Levin
Russian-born Jewish computer programmer and hacker.
Category: Hacker and Programmer
Werner KochWerner Koch
German free software activist known as the author of the GNU Privacy Guard.
Category: Hacker and Writer

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