Julian Assange

Born: July 1971, Townsville, Australia

While the story of Julian Assange, Wikileaks and the leak of troves of documents from Chelsea Manning to the hacked DNC and Hillary Clinton documents is well known, along with his many years holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, less known is the … Read More >>

Kevin Poulsen

Born: November 30, 1965, Pasadena, California

Kevin Poulsen grew up in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. At sixteen he was given his first computer, a Radio Shack TRS-80. As a boy he seemed to possess all the stereotypical traits of the “typical hacker.” He was said to … Read More >>

Kevin Mitnick

Kevin Mitnick was born on August 6, 1963 in Van Nuys, California, and describes himself during these early years as a “a happy-go-lucky kid, but bored.”┬áHis first great passion was magic, and as a young boy he became deeply interested in radio technologies as both a ham operator and … Read More >>

Anna Kournikova Virus

On February 11, 2001, a 20 year old Dutch student named Jan de Wit unleashed the infamous worm virus known as the “Anna Kournikova Virus” onto the world. On that day in February, using the handle “OnTheFly,” he posted the worm into a newsgroup and it quickly began doing its … Read More >>

Mirai Botnet

In the fall of 2016 Josiah White, Paras Jha, and Dalton Norman unleashed the Mirai malware into the world and were responsible for massive DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks that crippled huge swaths of the internet.

The goal behind the release of the malware was to hijack thousands of … Read More >>