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CNN/AP: U.S. Probation Office lets high-profile hacker Kevin Mitnick back online

Jul 14, 2000, 00:16 (3 Talkback[s])

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"A notorious computer hacker who led the FBI on a three-year manhunt while allegedly causing millions of dollars in damage to technology companies now has federal permission to pursue work as a computer consultant or online writer."

"It's a "180 degree change" in the restrictions previously enforced by Kevin Mitnick's probation officer, Mitnick attorney Donald Randolph said Wednesday...."

"His federal probation officer informed him this week that he could pursue some computer-related work, Randolph said. Among the jobs approved: writing for Steven Brill's online magazine Contentville, speaking in Los Angeles on computer security, consulting on computer security and consulting for a computer-related television show."

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