Kevin Mitnick accessed computers and networks at the world’s biggest companies – and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks.
He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable. But for Kevin, hacking wasn’t just about technological feats-it was an old fashioned confidence game that required guile and deception to trick the unwitting out of valuable information.
Mitnick bypassed security systems and blazed into major organizations including Motorola, Sun Microsystems, and Pacific Bell.
As the FBI’s net began to tighten, Kevin went on the run, engaging in an increasingly sophisticated cat and mouse game that led through false identities, a host of cities, plenty of close shaves, and an ultimate showdown with the Feds, who would stop at nothing to bring him down.
Ghost in the Wires is a true story of intrigue, suspense, escape, and a portrait of a man whose creativity, skills, and persistence forced the authorities to rethink the way they pursued him.