THE HACKER'S REVENGE

Jonathan Littman has a reputation as a friend of the hackers, one of the few journalists covering the computer underground whom its denizens can trust. Two years ago, for instance, when the capture of America's best-known computer criminal, Kevin Mitnick, was front-page news, it was Littman who got the uber-hacker's inside, as-told-to story and wrote a book, The Fugitive Game, that was sympathetic to Mitnick. Since then, the telephone at the Littman home has rung at all hours of the night with digital oddfellas calling--often collect, from prison--just to chat. "I've even got calls on pay phones from fugitives wanted by...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!