January 24, 2000
11:47 AM   Subscribe

Last night Kevin Mitnick was on 60 minutes (the gist of the interview is quoted here), and I have to say he came off as an utterly harmless geek. He was an information junkie that enjoyed the challenge of cracking firewalls. He never profited from his activities and the affected companies made up their monetary losses. It's a shame he was forced to waste away in prison instead of offer his security expertise to the affected companies.
posted by mathowie (1 comment total)
I do feel bad for Kevin, because they decided to make him The Example. I don't expect anyone to back off from that position, but it's a shame they couldn't be more lenient with his post-prison requirements.
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 3:00 PM on January 24, 2000

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