Often there are times when intelligent kids grow up to be some of the world’s most well known and talented computer hackers who wreak havoc on systems through manipulation and code breakdown. Most times, breaches are quickly stabilized but others tend to take a bit of time to recover from, like the ones on our list. Check out the craziest computer hacks in history.
Easily one of the most threatening hacks of 2014, Heartbleed shattered the world of network security. By allowing the OpenSSL cryptographic software library to encrypt web traffic through what is known as a security bug, the technological raiders would have been able to acquire any sensitive data from servers without a single trace.
Resulting from an improper input validation in the Transport Layer Security extension, the public was made aware of the bug in 2014. Although the hack was fabricated by a simple mistake during a programming session, its long-term effects still left an impact on the whole internet for years.