The Fugitive Game: Online with Kevin Mitnick

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Little, Brown, Jan 1, 1997 - Social Science - 416 pages
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Kevin David Mitnick was cyberspace's most wanted hacker. Mitnick could launch missiles or cripple the world's financial markets with a single phone call - or so went the myth. The FBI, phone companies, bounty hunters, even fellow hackers pursued him over the Internet and through cellular airways. But while Mitnick's alleged crimes have been widely publicized, his story has never been told. Now Jonathan Littman takes us into the mind of a serial hacker. Drawing on over fifty hours of telephone conversations with Mitnick on the run, Littman reveals Mitnick's double life; his narrow escapes; his new identities, complete with college degrees of his choosing; his hacking techniques and mastery of "social engineering"; his obsession with revenge.

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THE FUGITIVE GAME: Online with Kevin Mitnick

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Before the FBI collared the notorious cyberspace bandit Kevin Mitnick earlier this year, he conducted an 18-month dialogue with Silicon Valley journalist Littman (Once Upon a Time in Computerland ... Read full review

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User Review  - jaygheiser - LibraryThing

The story of Kevin Mitnick from the journalist who claims to be closest to him. A very different slant than the Shimomura/ Markoff book. Maybe Kevin isn't so bad after all? Maybe Shimomura ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Jonathan Littman is the author of The Fugitive Game and The Watchman and is a contributing writer for Red Herring magazine.

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