Monday, August 22, 2011

Kevin Mitnick on Anonymous and LulzSec, and how he thinks the government overreacted to his exploits

I can't believe it's been seven years since Mitnick took that stage at the 2004 Infosecoworld. Nor can I believe that some certification organization boycotted the conference because of it. I recall, probably incorrectly, that he was interviewed by the guy who prosecuted him. Both the interview and Mitnick's stage presence and "tricks" were great. It might have been around the time his book on social engineering was published. Now, he's published his memoirs, although considering how his life and exploits have been documented so far, one wonders if there's anything new to recount. In this interview on Salon, he talks about Anonymous, LuzeSec, and other contemporary hacks, and touts his book.