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I hired an infamous hacker—and it was the best decision I ever made

16 Jul 2020

For some, Kevin Mitnick might have been an HR nightmare. For us, he was a dream partner—and a PR triumph.

Kevin Mitnick was arguably the most wanted hacker in the world when he was arrested by FBI agents in the winter of 1995 and charged with a litany of cybercrimes. Mitnick had discovered the joys of computer systems at an early age. At 12, he figured out how to bypass the Los Angeles paid punch system to ride the bus for free. By 16, he had graduated to breaking into computer networks and copying software—a crime for which he was later sentenced to a year in prison.

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