How a Hacker Convinced Motorola to Send Him Source Code

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In this episode of 'Greatest Moments in Hacking History,' Kevin Mitnick is a fugitive hiding out in Colorado. In an attempt to avoid detection from the authorities, Mitnick decides he wants to hack a cellphone so he can hide his location while using the device. To do this, the hacker sets up a social engineering attack against Motorola to fool them into giving him the source code to the MicroTAC Ultra Lite cell phone so he can break into it. WATCH NEXT: Samy Kamkar Takes Down Myspace: Subscribe to MOTHERBOARD: Follow MOTHERBOARD Facebook: Twitter: Tumblr: Instagram: More videos from the VICE network:

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Kevin is the world's most famous hacker. Once one of the FBI's Most Wanted because he hacked into 40 major corporations just for the challenge, Kevin is now a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and governments worldwide. Kevin and The Global Ghost Team™ now maintain a 100 percent successful track record of being able to penetrate the security of any system they are paid to hack into using a combination of technical exploits and social engineering.