Kevin Mitnick, one of the most infamous computer hackers of all time, has died at the age of 59. Mitnick was known for his skills in hacking into computer systems and stealing sensitive information. He was also a master of social engineering, which is the art of tricking people into giving up their personal information.
Mitnick’s hacking career began in the early 1980s. He was arrested in 1995 for hacking into several major corporations, including Motorola, Nokia, and IBM. He was sentenced to five years in prison, but was released in 2000 after serving four years.
After his release from prison, Mitnick became a security consultant and author. He wrote several books about his hacking experiences, including “The Art of Deception” and “Ghost in the Wires.” He also founded Mitnick Security Consulting, a company that helps businesses protect themselves from cyberattacks.
Mitnick’s death is a loss to the security community. He was a brilliant hacker who was also a gifted communicator. He helped to raise awareness of the dangers of cyberattacks and taught businesses how to protect themselves. He will be remembered as one of the most influential hackers of all time.