American hacker and computer security consultant who spent five years in prison for a variety of computer-related crimes in the 1990's. He later became the head of the security firm Mitnick Security Consulting and served as an advisory board member at Zimperium.
He attended James Monroe High School in his hometown of Los Angeles, California. He hacked his first computer network at age sixteen.
In 2011, he appeared on an episode of The Colbert Report to promote his autobiography, Ghost in the Wires.
He was married to Bonnie Vitello from 1987 to 1990.
He was portrayed by actor Skeet Ulrich in the 2001 film Track Down.