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2013-04-30 00:21:02

PHILADELPHIA, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As Wikipedia puts it "Craig Mitnick is an American lawyer". Born in Philadelphia and raised in Southern New Jersey, Mitnick was named as one of the top 100 trial attorneys in the nation by the "National Trial Lawyers". NTL is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country. Mitnick was nominated earlier this year and recently selected. Mitnick received his BBA in finance from Emory University (Atlanta,...

2013-04-09 12:33:00

KnowBe4, LLC has launched an Internet security training program in collaboration with former hacker Kevin Mitnick, to bring their business training to consumers--available to purchase through KnowBe4. CLEARWATER, Fla., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- When someone receives an email from a relative saying they are in trouble and desperate for help, most likely the recipient would open the email. This is just one clever tactic that cybercriminals use to hack into a personal home...

2012-11-26 08:28:14

CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In August 2012, yet not reported until October, one malicious email opened by an employee of the South Carolina Department of Revue caused a massive cyberattack - theft of 3.8 million tax returns, Social Security numbers of 1.9 million people, access to data on 699,900 business tax returns and 3.3 million bank accounts, according to NBC.com. KnowBe4, an internet security awareness training firm, says that attacks like this could be prevented by...

2012-08-06 02:29:45

CLEARWATER, Fla., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In preparation for the Republican National Convention (RNC), Security Awareness Training firm KnowBe4 and security expert Kevin Mitnick are offering free cybercrime prevention tips. The Republican National Convention will take place August 27-30, 2012, at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, and is expected to draw approximately 45,000 people, including delegates, media representatives and other tourists.(1) Local news station WTSP reports that the...

2012-06-18 02:31:12

CLEARWATER, Fla., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet Security Awareness Training firm KnowBe4 has joined forces with security expert and former hacker Kevin Mitnick. Once known as the world's most-wanted hacker, Mitnick now uses his expertise to help organizations identify, correct, and prevent network security vulnerabilities. Mitnick has taken the role of KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer. "We're excited to announce our partnership with Kevin Mitnick, who is widely recognized as today's...

2012-02-18 16:09:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This video is released today by PlayerInjury.com to detail the concussion litigation against the NFL. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK7AvKCbQyA To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/video-the-nfl-mislead-and-will-be-held-accountable-139584284.html The NFL "concussion" cases allege fraud and negligence against the NFL and accuses the league of hiding medical evidence about...

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2011-06-27 05:30:00

Lulz Security (LulzSec), a prominent group of rogue hackers who gained recognition for breaching websites of Sony Corp, the CIA and a British police unit, announced on Saturday that it is disbanding. LulzSec said in a statement that it had accomplished its mission to disrupt corporate and government bodies for entertainment. "Our planned 50 day cruise has expired, and we must now sail into the distance, leaving behind -- we hope -- inspiration, fear, denial, happiness, approval, disapproval,...

2006-03-08 08:43:45

By Rebecca Harrison JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - He can find George Bush senior's social security number and Leonardo DiCaprio's mother's maiden name in under 15 seconds, and led the FBI on a three-year manhunt as he hacked his way into the world's biggest firms. "Computer terrorist" Kevin Mitnick is one of the world's most famous computer hackers and became a cause celebre after breaking into networks and stealing software at companies including Sun Microsystems and Motorola. Now...

2006-03-08 08:40:00

By Rebecca Harrison JOHANNESBURG -- He can find George Bush senior's social security number and Leonardo DiCaprio's mother's maiden name in under 15 seconds, and led the FBI on a three-year manhunt as he hacked his way into the world's biggest firms. "Computer terrorist" Kevin Mitnick is one of the world's most famous computer hackers and became a cause celebre after breaking into networks and stealing software at companies including Sun Microsystems and Motorola. Now Mitnick, from the...