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Oftentimes when discussing hackers, there is little mention of these cyber criminal‘s actual names, or if they were able to thwart the crime life for a legal job.
Here’s a look at some famous hackers, their misdeeds and what they are up to today.
• Barnaby Jack
In what could be considered one heck of a party trick, Jack was able to exploit ATMs by inserting malware, enabling the machines to dispense money without a card or account.
He also demonstrated how insulin pumps, pacemakers and heart implants could be hacked remotely. Jack died from an apparent drug overdose in July of 2013.
• Kevin Poulsen
This name might ring a bell. Poulsen is currently the editor of Wired, a science and technology magazine. But before turning to a career in journalism, Poulsen was an underground fugitive highly sought by the FBI. Poulsen had hijacked a LA Radio station’s telephone lines (so he could be assured he was the 102 caller and Porsche winner). Later, when he was featured on Unsolved Mysteries, the show’s 1-800 lines crashed for no apparent reason.
• Geroge Hotz