Matthew Bevan

Born: June 10, 1974, Cardiff, Wales

Unlike more nefarious criminal types, Matthew Bevan was an amateur computer enthusiast whose curiosity, not maliciousness, got him into a world of trouble. While some of his early adventures included “phone phreaking,” (getting free phone calls along with other types of mischief to do … Read More >>

Gary McKinnon

Born: February 10, 1966 – Glasgow, Scotland

Gary McKinnon spent his earliest years in Scotland and at age 14 got his first computer. From there he quickly learned the Basic computing language, and between the ages of 14 and 17 was totally “obsessed” with computers doing everything from writing his … Read More >>

Adrian Lamo

Born: February 20, 1981 – Malden, Massachusetts
Died: March 14, 2018 – Wichita, Kansas

Adrian Lamo (Adrián Alfonso Lamo Atwoodwas born in Massachusetts and eventually went to high school in both Colombia (his father was Colombian) and San Francisco, but did not graduate. He took to computers at … Read More >>