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 >>

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 >>