January 20, 2003 |
One of the world's most famous computer hackers gets off probation this week and plans to dive back into the Internet, his former playground where breaking-and-entering landed him in jail for five years. On Tuesday, 39-year-old Kevin Mitnick will log on to the Internet for the first time in eight years, during the live TechTV show "Screen Savers." Also scheduled to be on the program are Shawn Fanning, creator of Napster Inc., and Steve Wozniak, a co-founder of Apple Computer Inc.
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January 4, 2003 |
As a young man, Kevin Mitnick made a name for himself by deceiving people. Now, at 39, the nation's most notorious computer hacker is taking on a very different challenge: convincing the world that he can be trusted. On Jan. 20, Mitnick will gain unsupervised access to computers and the Internet for the first time in eight years after serving a five-year prison sentence and three years of strict probation.
December 27, 2002 |
A man the federal government once labeled "the most wanted computer criminal in U.S. history" can soon resume surfing the Internet and using electronic devices he was forced to give up after his conviction. Kevin Mitnick, 39, of Thousand Oaks served five years in federal prison for stealing software and altering data at Motorola Inc., Novell Inc., Nokia Corp., Sun Microsystems Inc. and USC. Prosecutors accused him of causing tens of millions of dollars in damage to corporate computer networks.
July 1, 2002 |
Barred by the terms of his probation from messing with computers, ex-convict hacker Kevin Mitnick has turned to writing about them, baring the tricks of his former trade in a forthcoming book. An advance copy of the book, "The Art of Deception," describes more than a dozen scenarios in which computer network administrators are duped into divulging passwords, encryption keys and other coveted security details. But it's all fiction. Or so said Mitnick.
July 13, 2000 |
A notorious computer hacker who led the FBI on a three-year manhunt while allegedly causing millions of dollars in damage to technology companies now has federal permission to pursue work as a computer consultant or online writer. It's a "180-degree change" in the restrictions previously enforced by Kevin Mitnick's probation officer, Mitnick attorney Donald Randolph said Wednesday.
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June 27, 2000 |
A federal judge refused to intervene Monday in a dispute between convicted computer hacker Kevin Mitnick and his probation officer over a job offer from an Internet-based business. U.S. District Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer told Mitnick he should sit down with his probation officer and try to resolve any disagreement before asking her to intercede. "This defendant shall not be treated differently than anyone else," she said.