Kevin Mitnick a Hero?

For those of you that don’t know, Kevin Mitnick is the famous hacker that was all over the news way back when for being a hacker. They also based the movie Hackers on his story.

Via Plastic QL:

Kevin Mitnick has been labelled a hero in the small town of River Rouge, Michigan where he helped capture a 15-year old student who was phoning in bomb threats into the local high school. How did he do it? “I gave them the same techniques that [Tsutomu] Shimomura used to track me.”

Here’s a version of the story in by Kevin Poulsen in The Register.

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