Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: John Markoff
Born: October 24, 1949, in Oakland, California, USA
- New York Times Journalist and Author.
- Known for his book and series of articles about the 1990s pursuit and capture of hacker Kevin Mitnick.
- Member of the original staff of the computer industry weekly InfoWorld.
- Editor at Byte Magazine (1994).
- Reported that Robert Tappan Morris, son of National Security Agency cryptographer Robert Morris, was the author of what would become known as the Internet worm (1988).
- Refered to the World Wide Web as a "map to the buried treasures of the Information Age." (1993).
- What the Dormouse Said: How the 60s Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry (2005).
- Takedown: The Pursuit and Capture of America's Most Wanted Computer Outlaw (1995).
- Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier (1991).
- The High Cost of High Tech (1985).
Honors and awards
- Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting (2013).