We all get excited when we get to hear incidents of hacking and other such similar activities on the internet. From time to time, we see news about cyber warfare attacks coming from different parts of the world. The recent example of this can be seen in the Russia-Ukrain war where hackers from both countries are targeting each other.
Computer and smartphones when connected to the internet are always vulnerable to be exploited by hackers. No system, software or app is 100% secure and there are always some loop holes and vulnerabilities which can lead to cyber security problems such as data breaches, attacks, data lose, spying, and more.
Hacking can be done only by a skilled person who can find loop holes and vulnerabilities in computer networks, servers or systems. Not everyone can do hacking and that’s why hackers are very rare to find around us. If we talk about the hacking seen in India, there have been several hackers and cyber security experts who have earned the title of being a renowned ethical hacker.
In this article, we are going to share a list of top 10 most famous and popular Indian hackers who have got their skills acknowledged not just in India but all around the world. Let’s have an insight of what hacking activities these hackers have done and how you can get inspired from them to be an ethical hacker yourself.
1. Ankit Fadia
Ankit Fadia is an Indian author, speaker, television host, and self-proclaimed “Indian ethical hacker” of computers, whose skills and ethics are debated many times. When Ankit was young, he has interest in exploring various things on the internet. Once he came across an article on ethical hacking, he find it really fascinating. The rest is history now and you all know about what happened after that.
Ankit got his first hacking book “Ethical hacking” published by Macmillan India when he was only 14 years old. This book was a best seller book of that time. Gradually, there was a lot of change in his hacking skills and he thought of applying them in the interest of the people. That’s when things changed and he took his career to ethical hacking. Now Ankit Fadia is remembered as a renowned ethical hacker in India.
2. Vivek Ramachandran
Vivek Ramachandran is a very familiar name that comes to the surface whenever we talk about famous hackers in India. He is also the Founder and CEO of Pentester Academy and SecurityTube Training which provide people with knowledge about ethical hacking.
At the same time, Vivek has also been the author of many books on ethical hacking related content. The names of the books published by him are – Kali Linux Wireless Penetration Testing: Beginner’s Guide, Make your own Hacker Gadget and Backtrack 5: Wireless Penetration Testing.
These books have been given a rating of 5 stars by readers on Amazon and around thousands of copies of them have also been sold all over the world. Vivek Ramachandran is also a regular speaker/trainer at top security conferences such as Blackhat USA and Europe, DEFCON, Brucon, Hacktivity etc.
3. Sunny Vaghela
Sunny Vaghela is also a very popular name in the Indian hackers list. At present he is the founder of tech defence labs which is a cyber security firm, he has got his graduation from Nirma University. When he was 18, Sunny made people aware of the security loop holes in SMS & Call Forging of Mobile Networks. Along with this, he also launched a site where any complaint related to cyber-crime was solved.
At the age of 19, he first found many loopholes such as “Cross Site Scripting” and “Session Hijacking” in Orkut, which used to be a very famous social network site at that time. Wherein at the age of 20, Sunny helped the Crime Branch of Ahmedabad in solving many cybercrime-related cases, including cases such as credit card fraud, phishing, data theft, several Orkut fake profile impersonation, espionage case, and many more.
4. Koushik Dutta
The 4th name that comes in our list of top Indian hackers is Koushik Dutta. Koushik has worked with acquitted company like Microsoft. He become famous mostly by hacking the Android smartphones. Since Android operating system has a lot of security bugs and loopholes, Koushik knows their benefits very well. As of now, Koushik is working with Clockwork mod and he is developing a mobile platform that can be used safely with Android users.
5. Rahul Tyagi
Rahul Tyagi has more than 5 years of experience in hacking. He did his post graduation in computer science and mastered his skills in cybersecurity. Rahul has conducted more than 100 training sessions on hacking all over the world. He has provided service to many cyber security and anti-hacking organizations in India. At present, Rahul is working in the company called Vice President Lucideus and he has developed a platform called Safe Me which aims to provide security and awareness about hacking.
6. Trishneet Arora
Trishneet Arora is called a hacking hero. Apart from being a hacking expert, he is also a good Indian author, cyber security expert, and an entrepreneur. Arora has written many good books related to cyber security, ethical hacking and web defense which you can buy from Amazon. At present he is the founder and CEO of an IT Security Company which is TAC Security.
7. Sangeet Chopra
Sangeet Chopra is among the most popular hackers in India. Apart from being an ethical hacker, he is also an IT security specialist and a public speaker. Sangeet Chopra has also conducted many cyber security workshops across the world. Presently, he is working in company named Cybercure Technologies Private Limited as an information security consultant. He has very good speaking skills and also has a lot of knowledge about cyber security.
8. Sai Sathish
Sai Satish is a young entrepreneur and Indian hacker as well as the founder and CEO of Indian Servers. He teaches about cyber security to thousands of college students and professionals all over the world. Sathish has helped the government many times to increase the security of various official websites. Along with that, he has also done pentesting for web servers security, safe online transactions and forensic investigator, for which he has also been honored by IAS officers.
9. Falgun Rathod
The next name in the list of top 10 most popular hackers in India is Falgun Rathod. Falgun has helped in solving many complex cyber crime cases. Right now, he is working in OWASP foundation as a chapter leader. His photo has also been included in the Top Security Experts of International Security Magazine. Falgun Rathod created awareness among people in India about cyber security. India Today and Silicon India have included him in the list of top ten Indian ethical hackers of India.
10. Aseen Jakhar
Aseen Jakhar is a very renowned Open Security Researcher and OSI (Open Source India) Speaker. He has worked in many security products and tools such as IBM ISS Proventia, Mirapoint messaging/security application, anti-virus software, multicast packet reflector and UTM appliance. Aseen is also an excellent speaker who has been a speaker in many places such as Black hat EU, Defcon, Hack.lu, Xcon, IBM security ISACA Bangalore security conferences.
He is a very familiar name in the world of hacking and security and he is the founder of NULL (the open security community) which is a very big or rather the largest security community in India. The main purpose of Null Community is to make people aware of cyber vulnerabilities and advance security.
Best Indian Hackers – Final words
So this was the list of top 10 most famous ethical hackers of India who have done such things which the world was stunned to see. Many of these have also opened their own companies and are providing education to other people on hacking and cybersecurity.
We sincerely hope that we have given you complete information about the best Indian hackers. We request all of you readers that you also share this information with your friends, family, and colleagues. If you have any doubt in your mind, then you can ask us without any hesitation.