Secure Communications

Reformed Hacker Looks Back

What are some of the myths about Kevin Mitnick that just aren’t true?

I never wiretapped the FBI, though I did wiretap an informant who was working with the FBI and chasing me for the bureau. Some other myths: that I hacked into the National Security Agency, that I hacked into NORAD.

And some things you did do?

Well, I compromised all the phone companies, essentially. Even when I was a kid I had the capability to disrupt the telephone systems for entire states.

I hacked into the systems of all the major software companies at the time: Digital Equipment, Sun Microsystems, IBM (nyse: IBM news people ), Silicon Graphics (nasdaq: SGIC news people ). Also most of the companies that made cellular phones at the time, like Nokia (nyse: NOK news people ), Motorola, Fujitsu.

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August 24, 2008 - Posted by | English, espionage, illegal, phone tap, privacy, security, spy, tap, technology

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