Legendary hacker Kevin Mitnick passes away at 59

Kevin Mitnick, a notable early hacker and chief hacking officer of KnowBe4, passed away on July 16, 2023, after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Mitnick began hacking at age 16 and was convicted for multiple counts of unauthorized system access, including the theft of a digital operating system’s source code.

Apart from hacking corporate and communication carriers, Mitnick made significant contributions to the cybersecurity industry through his Florida-based company, Mitnick Security Consulting.

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