Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Kevin Mitnick, the great pretender

Newsmakers | CNET "Ten years ago, there wasn't much of a World Wide Web to exploit, but there were still hackers--or, more accurately, crackers.
Without the current glut of naive Web users to exploit, would-be cyberthieves and vandals had to be somewhat more creative, and one of the most creative and infamous was Kevin Mitnick.
Arrested by the FBI in 1995 and convicted of breaking into the systems of Fujitsu Siemens, Nokia and Sun Microsystems, Mitnick served five years in prison--eight months of it in solitary confinement"

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