Before knowing about the world famous dangerous hacker let’s know what hacking is. And what is the definition of hacking and a brief history of hacking?
Who is Hacker?
Hacker is a person who has the technical knowledge and he uses his technical knowledge to get unauthorized access to computers. There are different types of hackers, the second one who use their technical knowledge for non-standard or malicious purposes. These types of hackers are called crackers.
The definition of the word “hack” was defined by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in April 1955. The hacking was started when a telephone company started in 1878. A group of boys who were working in this company disconnected or misdirect the calls.
World Famous Hacker
Kevin Mitnick is known as the world famous hacker. Kevin Mitnick was one of the most wanted computer criminals. Once upon a time, Kevin was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. His famous ‘electronic joyride’ made him part of the FBI’s most wanted list for hacking into more than 40 major corporations, just for the challenge of it. Kevin gained access to the computers and networks of the world’s biggest companies. While eluding the authorities through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. For three years he went on the run, using false identities and escaping from the city to city until a final showdown with the Feds, who would stop at nothing to bring him down.
Some Hacks of Kevin
In 1963, The world famous dangerous hacker Kevin Mitnick hacks his way out of his mother’s belly in van Nuys, CA. After that in 1975, Kevin uses social engineering and dumpster diving to bypass the punch card system and ride buses for free in Los Angeles.
At Digital Equipment Corporation he breaks into the computer system and copies their software in 1978. After this hack in 1981, Kevin and two friends let themselves into the pacific Bell Phone center in Los Angeles.
Hacks into pacific Bell voice mail computers in 1983. Also in 1983, He was caught using the university of southern California’s computer to gain illegal access to ARPAnet.
convicted of stealing software from Santa Cruz Operation, a California software company in 1987. In 2004, Pulls off the ultimate hack by starting Kevin Mitnick security. now gets paid millions to hack companies legally.
Books are written by Kevin Mitnick
- THE ART OF DECEPTION – 2003
- THE ART OF INTRUSION – 2005
- GHOST IN THE WIRES – 2011
- THE ART OF INVISIBILITY – 2017