10 Youngest Hackers Who Caused Real Chaos

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There are much younger Hackers starting to pop up all over. Here we bring you the top 10 young hackers that we think are hacking legends of all time. These youngest Hackers caused Chaos.

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Kristoffer Von Hassel

Kristoffer von Hassel is the world’s youngest known hacker. He is notable for being the youngest “Security Researcher” listed on Microsoft’s Security Techcenter as having exposed a security vulnerability.

At the age of 5, Hassel exposed security lapses in the Microsoft Live Xbox system, prompting wide media coverage, with some journalists highlighting the dropping age of hackers and their technical mastery.

Kristopher simply went to his dad’s account and typed in an incorrect password that takes him to a password verification screen, where he then used a Microsoft glitch and was able to hack the account.

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Ryan Cleary and Jake Davis

These 1-17-year old boys targeted sites including the NHS, News International, Sony, Nintendo, Arizona State Police, and film studio 20th Century Fox, among others.

They took down the online presence of a series of organizations using so-called distributed denial of service attacks, where websites are flooded with traffic until they crash.

They became famous for pranking the Sun newspaper by replacing their homepage with an obituary of the websites owner and media mogul Rupert Murdoch.