Mitnick teaches 'social engineering'
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacks/Cracks In the early '90s, Mitnick had the run of many phone systems. On Sunday, the celebrity hacker told hackers, wannabes and activists who packed two rooms at Hacking on Planet Earth 2000 how he did it. "Through social engineering, I gained . . . In the early '90s, Mitnick had the run of many phone systems. On Sunday, the celebrity hacker told hackers, wannabes and activists who packed two rooms at Hacking on Planet Earth 2000 how he did it. "Through social engineering, I gained the ability to obtain any number, listed or unlisted," Mitnick said in a speech delivered by phone from Los Angeles. "This really came easy to me -- manipulating the telephone company."

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