Kevin Poulsen

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Kevin Poulsen

Name: Kevin Poulsen

Born: 1965 in Pasadena, California, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • American former Black hat hacker who is currently News Editor at
  • His most famous hack was a takeover of all telephone lines of Los Angeles radio station KIIS-FM, guaranteeing that he would be the 102nd caller and win the prize of a Porsche 944 S2.

Significant publications

  • Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground (2011).
  • Kingpin: The True Story Of Max Butler, The Master Hacker Who Ran A Billion Dollar Cyber Crime Network (2011).

Honors and awards

  • Webby Award (International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences) (2011).
  • SANS Top Cyber Security Journalists (2010).
  • MIN Best of the Web (Magazine Industry Newsletter) (2010).
  • MIN Digital Hall of Fame (Magazine Industry Newsletter) (2009).
  • Knight-Batten Award for Innovation in Journalism (2008).

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