Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
Name: Kevin Mitnick
Born: August 6, 1963
- American computer security consultant, author, social engineering expert, and hacker.
- Mitnick was the most-wanted computer criminal in the United States when convicted of various computer and communications related crimes in the late 20th century. On February 15, 1995, Mitnick was arrested at his apartment by the FBI. He ended up serving five years in prison and was released on January 21, 2000.
- Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker (2011).
- The Art Of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind The Exploits Of Hackers, Intruders, And Deceivers (2005).
"As a young boy, I was taught in high school that hacking was cool."
"I was pretty much the government's poster boy for what I had done."