Boris Floricic – German hacker died mysterious death
Boris Floricic – born 8.06.1972, West Berlin, Germany. In the hacker’s underground he was known under the pseudonym: “Tron”. He was fascinated by technology from an early age. Unlike others, he did not mean money, but to reveal the shortcomings of computer systems. In his diploma thesis he dealt with the so-called cryptophone – a device used to encrypt the voice – which he did not manage to finish. He could independently make a phone card and a SIM card reader.
He made attacks on pay TV channels and telephone companies. In October 1998, Floricic was lost in unexplained circumstances. Five days later he was found dead in a park in Berlin. Hanged on the trouser belt wrapped around the neck. It was found that it was suicide, but family and friends have big doubts. They argue that Boris could have been murdered because of his hacker activity and information about his voice encryption.
Vladimir Leonidovich Levin – Caught by partner help
Vladimir Leonidovich Levin – born in 1971, St. Petersburg, Russia. He carried out the largest computer theft for 100 dollars. This hacker really stands out from the others. It is not widely known, but he was the initiator and executor of the largest computer theft in history .
After studying, Levin for $ 100 bought access codes and passwords from the ArkanoiD hacking group to the American Citibank. It was gradually transferring the sum of 10.7 million dollars to bills in the USA, the Netherlands, Finland, Germany and Israel. Any transactions were made during rush hour. At the bank, this was noticed when 400,000 dollars were missing. The Russian police did not want to cooperate with the FBI, which is why Levin’s shot was not easy. The Americans forced his partner to invite him to London, where he was captured and taken to the USA. Vladimir Leonidovich Levin was sentenced to 3 years in prison and to pay a fine of 240,000 dollars. Since then, Citibank has one of the best security systems.
Kim Schmitz – Became a hacker as a nine-year-old
Kim Schmitz – born 21.01.1974, Kiel, Germany. Nickname: “Dotcom”. A German-Finnish internet entrepreneur became a hacker as a nine-year-old when he managed to break the security of various games. He sold the information he obtained to his colleagues for little money. At the age of 15, he offered access to hacked games around the world. During the same period, he broke the security of the American Calling Cards, using them to call the Talk-Lines he founded, collecting huge sums of money. As an adult, he wanted to become the best hacker in the world. During the day he worked as a programmer, he carried out the biggest attacks from home. He broke into the Pentagon network, where he found pictures from satellites and top secret information. The most known hacker attack, which brought him fame, is the collection of a small amounts from bank accounts of almost 4 million Citibank customers. The sum of about 20 million dollars was then sent to Greenpeace’s account.
Ponte Vecchio – Old Bridge connects two Arno banks
Ponte Vecchio – Old Bridge connects two Arno banks. It is also known as the Bridge of Goldsmiths. It managed to survive long centuries, wars and floods. Thanks to which, became a symbol of Florence. It was based on the design of the architect Neri di Fioravante. The original tenants of the picturesque stalls, however, were not artisans who dealt with the production of artistic objects from precious metals, but fish traders, tanners and butchers. The Arno River served them as a garbage dump, to which they threw all waste. This was what the space with the arcades under the central arches of the bridge served. At the end of the sixteenth century, Prince Ferdynand I of the Medici family removed from the stalls representatives of “smelly” professions, and offered their place to jewelers and goldsmiths. On the orders of Cosimo Medici over their studios, a covered corridor was created that connected his Florentine palaces.
It resisted destruction during World War II. When in 1944 the Germans withdrew from Italy, Adolf Hitler ordered the commanding German forces to the field marshal Albert Kesselring not to destroy the bridge. Who took him with his beauty while traveling to Italy.
Albert Einstein – In 14. 03. 1879. Was born German – Jewish physicist Albert Einstein,
creator the theory of relativity, which apparently seems to be devoid of applications.
However, it is a device which, without this theory would not work – a GPS receiver.
In 1921. He won the Nobel Prize for his explanation of the photoelectric effect and
contribution to the development of theoretical physics. From the age of four he played
the violin. Elsa, his wife recalled:
“As a little girl I fell in love Albert, because so beautifully played Mozart on the violin. […] “
Werner Karl Heisenberg
Werner Karl Heisenberg – In 05.12.1901 was born Werner K. Heisenberg, German physicist,
philosopher, co-founder of quantum mechanics. In 1932. He won the Nobel Prize in physics,
a fundamental contribution to the creation of quantum mechanics.
Otto Hahn – German physical chemist
Otto Hahn – In 22.12.1938 German physical chemist Otto Hahn performed the first attempt to split a nucleus of an atom. For what, he won the Nobel Prize in 1944.