Ghost in the Wires
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER (6 weeks)
Aren't you a weapon? Shouldn't we unleash you on our enemies? STEPHEN COLBERT
A contemporary Über-geek thriller... NEW YORK TIMES
A rollicking memoir of high-tech skullduggery. It would be difficult to find an author with more credibility than Mitnick on the art of hacking. PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY
GHOST IN THE WIRES is the memoir that hacker KEVIN MITNICK was banned from writing for 7 years. It is a funny, thrilling true story of intrigue, suspense, and narrow escape. Kevin was first arrested at 17 for the notorious (alleged) hack into NORAD that inspired the movie WAR GAMES. He used his skills to play pranks on friends and bypass security systems at MOTOROLA, SUN MICROSYSTEMS and PACIFIC BELL. A genius at social engineering, more often than not, he simply talked people into giving him company passwords.
For Kevin, "it's enough to defeat your opponent. You don't have to seize his assets and loot his kingdom to make it worthwhile."
In the 1990s, Kevin spent 3 years on the run from the FBI--changing identities, social security cards and driver’s licenses. SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN explains: Mitnick to keep tabs on the whole FBI operation, listening in on their calls and intercepting their emails. He even created an alarm system that alerted him just before the FBI raid. With his legendary exploits Kevin has earned his reputation as the most elusive computer hacker in history.
BOOK EXCERPT. Revelations. WIRED
AUTHOR : KEVIN MITNICK
CO-AUTHOR : WILLIAM SIMON
WRITER/COLLABORATOR : DONNA BEECH