Probably the most famous hacker of his generation.
Mitnick has been described by the US Department of Justice as the most wanted computer criminal in United States history
The self-styled ‘hacker poster boy allegedly hacked into the computer systems of some of the world’s top technology and telecommunications companies including Nokia, Fujitsu and Motorola
After a highly publicised pursuit by the FBI, Mitnick was arrested in 1995 and after confessing to several charges as part of a plea-bargain agreement, he served a five year prison sentence.
He was released on parole in 2000 and today runs a computer security consultancy
He didnt refer to his hacking activities as ‘hacking” and instead called them ‘social engineering