Guess Who's Hacking to Dinner?

    Date09 Dec 2001
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3088
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Kevin Mitnick says he never intended to spend part of an evening chatting pleasantly with the federal prosecutor who put him behind bars. The 38-year-old convicted cracker (turned cause célèbre, turned conference pundit) showed up at the National Press Club on . . . Kevin Mitnick says he never intended to spend part of an evening chatting pleasantly with the federal prosecutor who put him behind bars. The 38-year-old convicted cracker (turned cause célèbre, turned conference pundit) showed up at the National Press Club on Thursday to hear a scheduled presentation by Richard Clarke, President Bush's new cyber-security czar.

    But Clarke had bowed out of participating in the event, and Christopher Painter, now deputy chief of the Justice Department's computer crime section, took his place.

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