Re: Fw: Mitnick Muzzled (Hacker Hamstrung?)

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Tue Apr 25 2000 - 23:22:43 MDT wrote:
> Don't forget, Kevin Mitnick pled guilty. He agreed to the terms of his
> probation in order to get an earlier release. I don't know what the
> terms are, but they might forbid profiting from his crimes by going on
> the speaking circuit.

They also forbid him touching a computer for 3 years.

> BTW Wired has a pretty interesting article by Kevin Poulsen (the author
> below), who is himself a convicted "hacker" who spent five years in
> prison and whose probation also forbade the use of computers.
> Hal
> >Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 14:31:11 -0700 (PDT)
> >From: "Kevin L. Poulsen" <>
> >
> >Kevin Mitnick has been yanked off the lecture circuit and ordered by the
> >U.S. Probation Office to halt his professional writing efforts, a move
> >that left a recent Salt Lake City computer conference without its star
> >speaker, and magazine publisher Steven Brill short one media critic for
> >his upcoming web offering.
> >"In regards to the numerous requests you have received concerning writing
> >and critiquing articles and speaking at conferences, we find it necessary
> >to deny your participation and recommend that you pursue employment in a
> >non-related field," reads an April 12th letter to Mitnick from the
> >Ventura, California U.S. Probation Office that supervises him.
> >"Right now, I've retained council to go ahead and try to get this
> >clarified," Mitnick said Monday. "I'm surprised, because all I was trying
> >to do through my writing and speaking was to tell people how information
> >security is important."

I hope you see how these people are acting. Its as if he's the Son of

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