Kevin Mitnick

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

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