The Fugitive Game: Online with Kevin Mitnick
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When the FBI finally arrested Kevin Mitnick in 1995, front-page news stories portrayed him as a world-class hacker who pirated the Internet at will. Now, Jonathan Littman takes us inside Mitnick's world. Drawing on dozens of conversations with Mitnick, Littman captures the master hacker's frenetic life on the run: his narrow escapes, his Internet break-ins, and his intricate plans for revenge. Littman's detailed reporting examines the surprising motives of the fugitive and his pursuers, and what their conflict reveals about our legal system and the media. In a new epilogue featuring the first interview with Mitnick since his arrest, Littman details the hacker's surprise rejection of a government-proposed plea bargain the resulting federal indictment that prosecutors threaten could land him a two-hundred-year sentence. SC, 397 pages.