Ankit Fadia was born in Coimbatore on May 24th 1985. He starred in MTV What the Hack!. Fadia graduated from Stanford University and Delhi Public School Society. He has worked as a computer scientist. He has lived in India, and he now has a home in Mumbai.
Fadia was educated at Delhi Public School. He started a website called “HackingTruths”, which he claims was judged as the “second best hacking site in the world by the FBI”. He 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. At 15, his book on Ethical Hacking made him the youngest author to be published by Macmillan India. He claims that in 2001, he discovered links between the Chinese government and the China Eagle Union, a cracker group responsible for defacing many U.S. web sites. He stated that the “long-term goal of the Chinese government is actually to take over the internet and control all parts of the internet”. However none of these claims have been proved by substantial evidence so far.
Ankit Fadia is an independent computer security consultant, and an author of several books on computer security as well as an officially cited Attrition.org Charalatan. In 2001, he became the youngest author for Macmillan India in their 110 years of history, with his book The Unofficial Guide to Ethical Hacking. He runs a program on computer security for corporates in alliance with ReliaceInfo.He has delivered several lectures on computer security.
Ankit Fadia has been honored with numerous awards, including the IT Leader Award 2005 and the Indo-American Society Young Achiever Award 2005. In 2002, the Limca Book of Records declared him among the “People of The Year”. Ankit Fadia has also sponsored the “Ankit Fadia Information Security Award”, which is given annually by The Singapore Management University, to an outstanding student in the Information Security and Trust Course under the Bachelor of Science (Information System Management) degree programme.