Ghost in the Wires

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-08-15
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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Kevin Mitnick, the world's most wanted computer hacker, managed to hack into some of the country's most powerful - and seemingly impenetrable - agencies and companies. By conning employees into giving him privateinformation and maneuvering through layers of security, he gained access to data that no one else could. The suspenseful heart of the book unfolds as Mitnick disappears on a three-year run from the FBI. He creates fake identities, finds jobs at a law firm and hospital, and keeps tabs on his myriad pursuers - all while continuing to hack into computer systems and phone company switches that were considered flawless. A modern, technology-driven adventure story, GHOST IN THE WIRES is a dramatic account of the joy of outsmarting security programs, the satisfaction of code-cracking, and the thrill of unbelievable escape.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prologuep. xi
The Making of a Hacker
Rough Startp. 3
Just Visitingp. 7
Original Sinp. 20
Escape Artistp. 34
All Your Phone Lines Belong to Mep. 44
Will Hack for Lovep. 53
Hitched in Hastep. 62
Lex Luthorp. 72
The Kevin Mitnick Discount Planp. 94
Mystery Hackerp. 102
Foul Playp. 111
You Can Never Hidep. 116
The Wiretapperp. 126
You Tap Me, I Tap Youp. 131
˘How the Fuck Did You Get That?÷p. 143
Crashing Eric's Private Partyp. 149
Pulling Back the Curtainp. 153
Traffic Analysisp. 163
Revelationsp. 169
Reverse Stingp. 174
Cat and Mousep. 179
Detective Workp. 187
Raidedp. 198
Vanishing Actp. 206
On the Run
Harry Houdinip. 217
Private Investigatorp. 226
Here Comes the Sunp. 237
Trophy Hunterp. 249
Departurep. 264
Blindsidedp. 280
Eyes in the Skyp. 289
Sleepless in Seattlep. 306
An End and a Beginning
Hacking the Samuraip. 323
Hiding in the Bible Beltp. 331
Game Overp. 347
An FBI Valentinep. 354
Winning the Scapegoat Sweepstakesp. 362
Aftermath: A Reversal of Fortunep. 384
Acknowledgmentsp. 395
Indexp. 403
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