Incidents

Unknown 1986-03-06 00:00:00 UTC

accused member of one of the earlist collectives.

Unknown 1986-03-06 00:00:00 UTC

accused member of one of the earlist collectives.

Unknown 1986-03-06 00:00:00 UTC

accused member of one of the earlist collectives.

Unknown 1986-03-06 00:00:00 UTC

accused member of one of the earlist collectives.

Unknown 1986-03-06 00:00:00 UTC

accused member of one of the earlist collectives.

Unknown 1986-03-06 00:00:00 UTC

accused member of one of the earlist collectives.

Unknown 1986-03-06 00:00:00 UTC

accused member of one of the earlist collectives.

Bruce Fancher1986-01-01 00:00:00 UTC

Member of legion of doom

Robert Riggs1986-01-01 00:00:00 UTC

Member of legion of doom

Tom Anderson1985-10-01 00:00:00 UTC

yes, same tom anderson that later goes on to make social media site MySpace was caught up in the 1980s hackers and as a result had all computer seized by federal authorities. No charges or criminal convictions have ever been made in relation to this.

unknown 1985-06-01 00:00:00 UTC

Member of legion of doom

Steve Dahl1985-06-01 00:00:00 UTC

Member of legion of doom

Unknown 1985-04-25 00:00:00 UTC

accused of making illegal calls

Stephen Gold1985-04-10 00:00:00 UTC

Responsible for hacking prestel in 1984 and gained notoriety for hacking the Prince Phillips mailbox through gaining system manager status on the prestel system.

Robert Schifreen1985-04-10 00:00:00 UTC

Responsible for hacking prestel in 1984 and gained notoriety for hacking the Prince Phillips mailbox through gaining system manager status on the prestel system.

Randy Smith1985-01-01 00:00:00 UTC

accused of credit card fraud

James Salsman1985-01-01 00:00:00 UTC

member of legion of doom

unknown 1985-01-01 00:00:00 UTC

Member of legion of doom

Bill Landreth1983-10-12 00:00:00 UTC

Accused of being apart of the hacking/phreaker collective The Inner Circle but went off the grid for a long time only to re-surface here and there. Last reports of him was living homless on the streets.

Neil Patrick1983-08-02 00:00:00 UTC

apart of 414s phreaking and hacking group. became the self appointed spokesman for the group who got accused of conducting real life war games in the 1980s

Gerald Wondra1983-08-02 00:00:00 UTC

Apart of 414s phreaking and hacking group. Caused the failure of a computer system maintaining billing at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and shortly the system administrator noticed what was happening and cut him off. Gerald called him up and tried to explain he was just trying to get his computer to talk to theirs but as a result the system administrator alerted the FBI to the incident.

Timothy Winslow 1983-08-02 00:00:00 UTC

Apart of 414s phreaking and hacking group. gained unauthorized access to computers at Canada Cement LaFarge Inc. in Vancouver, British Columbia, and at Citadel Industries, a New Jersey corporation. U.S. Agrees to Be Silent

Kevin Mitnick1983-01-01 00:00:00 UTC

This time he was discovered sitting at a computer in a campus terminal room, breaking into a Pentagon computer over the ARPAnet, and was sentenced to six months at the California Youth Authoritys Karl Holton Training School, a juvenile prison in Stockton, California. After he was released, he obtained the license plate "X HACKER" for his Nissan, but he was still very much in the computer break-in business. Several years later he went underground for more than a year after being accused of tampering with a TRW credit reference computer; an arrest warrant was issued, but it later vanished from police records without explanation.

Paul Sundquist1982-10-10 00:00:00 UTC

Did nearly $4,000 worth of damage by deleting computer files at a Milwaukee technical school, an incident that prompted the Wisconsin Legislature to enact a tough computer crimes law which includes felony penalties for the worst offenses. The school agreed not to prosecute Paal, but did take his computer away for 90 days and had his dad pay $500 in restitution.Paul got his computer back in late May. Two weeks later, he started looking around in the Telenet system for computers he could break into.

Ian Murphy1981-01-01 00:00:00 UTC

According to many sources, Murphy broke into AT&Ts computers in 1981 and changed the internal clocks that metered billing rates allowing people to get the late-night discount rates when they called at midday, and left late-night callers to pay the full daytime rates. In the 1980s, Murphy and several friends ordered five Texas Instrument 787 terminals worth $3,800 each, a $13,000 Hewlett Packard minicomputer and other odds and ends in the names of fake corporations. All together they stole over $100,000 in goods and $212,000 in services. and is credited as the real-life source for the movie "Sneakers

Kevin Mitnick1981-01-01 00:00:00 UTC

Kevins first known break-in occurred over Memorial Day weekend in 1981, when Kevin and two friends decided to physically enter Pacific Bells COSMOS phone center in downtown Los Angeles. COSMOS, or Computer System for Mainframe Operations, was a database used by many of the nations phone companies for controlling the phone systems basic recordkeeping functions. The group talked their way past a security guard and ultimately found the room where the COSMOS system was located. Once inside they took lists of computer passwords, including the combinations to the door locks at nine Pacific Bell central offices and a series of operating manuals for the COSMOS system.. To facilitate later social engineering they planted their pseudonyms and phone numbers in a rolodex sitting on one of the desks in the room. With a flourish one of the fake names they used was "John Draper," who was an actual computer programmer also known as the legendary phone phreak, Captain Crunch, the phone numbers were actually misrouted numbers that would ring at a coffee shop pay phone in Van Nuys. The crime was far from perfect, however. A telephone company manager soon discovered the phony numbers and reported them to the local police, who started an investigation. The case was actually solved when a jilted girlfriend of one of the gang went to the police, and Kevin and his friends were soon arrested. The group was charged with destroying data over a computer network and with stealing operators manuals from the telephone company. Kevin, 17 years old at the time, was relatively lucky, and was sentenced to spend only three months in the Los Angeles Juvenile Detention Center, followed by a years probation.

Brian Catlin1980-01-01 00:00:00 UTC

cracked the three-character password at DePaul University in 1980, causing the system to crash and costing the university about $22,000 to restore it to service.

Christopher Adams1980-01-01 00:00:00 UTC

cracked the three-character password at DePaul University in 1980, causing the system to crash and costing the university about $22,000 to restore it to service.

Stanley Rifkin1979-11-05 00:00:00 UTC

Working for a company under contract to develop a backup system for the Security Pacific National Bank wire room, Rifkin learned of the transfer procedures used, and found that bank agents would frequently write down the daily transfer code. One day in mid-October 1978, he made his way into the transfer room, saw the code, memorized it and walked out. Using social engineering techniques, he then made a few phone calls and had $10.2 million wired to the Irving Trust Company in New York for the credit of the Wozchod Handels Bank of Zurich in Switzerland, where hed already set up an account.

Jerry Schneider1972-02-08 00:00:00 UTC

Schneider started a plan to acquire new telephone equipment from PTT, market it as "refurbished," and sell it through CSE, his own company. The exact details of his scam are currently not available. He also acquired equipment from Western Electric Company in a similar manner. He sold equipment back to Pacific and to others.