Famous Hackers: Then and Now

By Jordan Robertson - 2012-04-19T17:38:08Z

Photograph by Monty Brinton; Courtesy Kevin Mitnick

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Kevin Mitnick

Kevin Mitnick was once one of the nation's most wanted criminals, with break-ins under his belt ranging from the Pentagon to Digital Equipment Corp.

Mitnick has turned his numerous hacking arrests and jail stints into celebrity. He runs Mitnick Security Consulting in Henderson, Nevada, and is an author. His latest book, "Ghost in the Wires," chronicles his most famous exploits, and he was also the subject of "Takedown," a book about the manhunt for him during the mid-1990s. Since his jail release, Mitnick has remained in the public eye, appearing at speaking engagements and book signings.

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