Tsutomu Shimomura

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Tsutomu Shimomura

Name: Tsutomu Shimomura

Born: October 23, 1964, Nagoya, Japan

Computer-related contributions

  • Computer security expert based in the United States that tracked down and help the FBI arrest Kevin Mitnick.

Significant publications

  • Takedown: The Pursuit and Capture of Kevin Mitnick, America's Most Wanted Computer Outlaw—By the Man Who Did It (with John Markoff).


  • Takedown, his 1996 book on the subject, was later adapted for the screen in Takedown in 2000.

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