Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Kevin Poulsen
Born: 1965 in Pasadena, California, USA
- American former Black hat hacker who is currently News Editor at Wired.com.
- 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.
- 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).