There are only few people in the Hacking Field who have never heard about Ankit Fadia ,the so called self Declared “India’s Best Ethical Hacker” , There are lot of arguments and facts against him , Some people says he is not a HACKER he is just a good businessman who knows how to make fool of the peoples . The thing that made him so much famous is only Media coverage nothing else. Now lets talk about Fadia's claims and some facts about him .
At the age of 14 Ankit Fadia started awebsite called “HackingTruths”, which he claims was judged as the “second best hacking site in the world by the FBI”. I don’t know when did FBI started rating hacking sites? it is because nothing such like this happened. It a world know truth FBI never ranks anywebsite.
Fadia also claims that when he was 14, he trashed the front page of an Indian magazine's website. He then sent an e-mail to the editor confessing to the hack, suggesting counter measures. let me ask a question has he ever submitted any exploit? did he ever created tools for hacking ? the answer is N0, a big NO .
He is also claims to be involved in decrypting a message from an Al Qaeda operative. But when there is not a single published work of Ankit Fadia involvement about cryptography or cryptanalysis then how the how he can decrypt any message and that too from AL QAEDA and Most intelligence agencies like NSA have expert cryptanalyst with PhD’s and super fast clusters to get their job done. They wont require a 16 year old.
He is also been reported to be working with CIA and FBI . yeah you heard it right CIA and FBI .I think Americans have shortage of hackers in their own country that’s why they are hiring such noobs.
"Fadia had claimed that his alert to a U.S. spy agency had prevented an attack by Pakistani hackers. However, he never divulged the name of the agency, citing security reasons."
In December 2009 Fadia’s business site, hackingmobilephones.com was hacked by a spammer promoting pharmaceutical products for erectile dysfunction. Fadia again "claimed it had happened because of a fault in the server that hosts his site. "The problem lies in the server and all the sites hosted by it have been infected." However all web servers give their customers an option to build their own security installing their own (customer’s) software and patches when they opt for private servers. Might be MR FADIA Did not have any excuse better then this one .
Recently in his commercial seminar he called Indian hacking groups as Indian cyber criminals.the angry hackers crew hacked and defaced his site. So now the question is the so called “INDIA’S BEST HACKER” cant he secure his site from other hackers?
Now lets talk about his courses and books :–
At 15, his book on Ethical Hacking made him the youngest author to be published by Macmillan India. he claims that his books are being “used as text books incomputer security courses across South-East Asia”
lol what a joke.If you will ever read his books you will find that he has copied each and every single page from other best selling hacking books .and the harshest part of all he don’t even gives credits to the authors and other hackers , he simply steals their work.
His course ANKIT FADIA Certified Ethical Hacker (AFCEH) powered by reliance claims to make you an security expert in just “3 bloody months” . WOW what an opportunity for a newbie to become a hacker .
but the thing is the certificate given by him are not valid . Read this
The thing is no one can be a hacker or a good security expert in just 3 months. It takes a lot of time or I say it takes many years to become a HACKER.
In one of his seminars he said that Linux is CRAP and advised them to use windows for hacking purpose rather then Linux.
I haven’t seen any hacker saying Linux a crap and advising to use windows . and neither will a hacker say these words because he knows Linux the the mother of all hackers. there is no hacking without Linux possible in today’s world except social engineering .
NOW YOU JUDGE WHO IS ANKIT FADIA? A HACKER OR A NOOB.
You can Read About this False Claims at Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ankit_Fadia .