For a lot of us, everything we know about hacking is based on the movies. Hollywood has a way of glamorizing the infamous and that has certainly been the case when it comes to modern-day hackers. Turns out, like most things, hackers and their oftentimes historic crimes have a history all of their own. Below, we navigate the world of the Deep Web from its earlier beginnings with Kevin Poulsen, the Hannibal Lecter of computer crime, to Lulzsec, best known for the recent Sony Pictures hack. And for more on the world of hackers, be sure to check out Norton’s new documentary In Search of the Most Dangerous Town on the Internet, about a town in Romania called "Hackerville," where some of the most notorious computer hackers in the world reside.
Infographic by Sean Mack