December 11, 2023

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Famed US hacker Kevin Mitnick N6NHG dies

The United States’ reformed hacker, Kevin Mitnick, who was once one of the FBI’s “most wanted” cybercriminals, has died at the age of 59.

He breathed his last on Sunday following a 14-month long battle with pancreatic cancer, reports BBC.

The federal sentenced him to five years in jail for computer and wire fraud following a two-year manhunt in the 1990s.

He reinvented himself as a renowned “white hat” hacker, cybersecurity consultant and author after his release in 2000.

“Kevin was an original; much of his life reads like a fiction story,” his obituary reads.

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