Santiago Lopez – Ethical Hacker

On March 1, 2019, HackerOne, a company that offers rewards (“bounties”) for hackers to make companies more cyber secure announced that Santiago Lopez, a 19 year old from Argentina, became the first hacker to surpass $1 million dollars in bug bounty rewards from the platform.

Lopez who is a … Read More >>

Robert Tappan Morris – The Morris Worm

Born: November 8, 1965, Massachusetts

Robert Tappan Morris is the son of Robert and Anne Morris and was raised in Long Hill Township, New Jersey. His father was a famous mathematican and computer scientist, who both worked at Bell Labs and later on became the chief scientist of the NSA’s … Read More >>

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 >>