Freed hacker Mitnick debunks myths

Wednesday, 16 October 2002, 10:47 AM EST

Kevin Mitnick claims that false accusations of breaking into top secret US installations were used to demonise him by law enforcement agencies in their fight to bring him to justice.

In an interview with vnunet.com, he described himself as a hacker not a cracker, a prankster and explorer who was motivated by a desire to see how things worked rather than malicious intent or a thirst for profit.

Mitnick admitted to hacking into the servers of Digital Equipment, Sun, Motorola, Novell and Nokia but in an interview with VNU News Net denied that he caused any damage. IN his days as a hacker, he also hacked into George Lucus' personal computer to look at a new film script.

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