Adrian Lamo speaks with leo before arrest

Monday, 8 September 2003, 3:32 AM EST

According to SecurityFocus, Adrian Lamo, a famous hacker who exploits security holes and helps companies fix them, is being hunted by the FBI. Lamo called "The Screen Savers" at the top of the show.

Lamo hacked into the website of The New York Times in February 2002 and took the Social Security numbers of several people. He then added his name to the list of contributors to The New York Times and notified the paper of what he'd done. The Times responded by threatening to prosecute.

This morning Trigger Street Productions, a multimedia production studio formed by actor Kevin Spacey in 2002, called Leo and mentioned that Lamo's parents were served with a warrant for his arrest. The folks at Trigger Street have stayed with Lamo to document his arrest.

Adrian Lamo made arrangements with public defenders to turn himself in. He talked to us by phone before he did so.

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