Reformed hacker offers insight into cyber crime

With law firms notably one of the largest targets for cyber security attacks, a former hacker turned security expert has revealed how smaller players, including SME law firms, can properly protect themselves from inevitable threats.

In his youth, American Kevin Mitnick engaged in “pranks” that involved hacking, such as directing friends’ phones to payphones.

“I never did it to make money; I never did it to do any damage; it was all about the intellectual curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge and the adventure for me and the fun. Eventually, fast-forward, I got myself into a lot of trouble,” he told Lawyers Weekly’s sister publication, MyBusiness.

That trouble was with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Yet getting caught has led him to a lucrative career consulting some of the world’s biggest

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