[Great Moments in Hacking History] Kevin Mitnick Famous McDonald’s Restaurant Drive-In Hack!


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Motherboard Vice has a hilarious piece about our Chief Hacking Officer, Kevin Mitnick. Kevin says it’s hands down his most favorite Hack. Kevin an avid magician and amateur radio enthusiast remotely takes over a McDonald’s Drive-in Window and serves up some hilarious moments. If you met Kevin at KB4-Con, you’d appreciate his ability to put on a great show! Listen to him narrate this one!

How The World’s Most Famous Hacker’ Hacked a McDonald’s Restaurant Drive-In

“When he was only 16, Kevin Mitnick hacked the drive-up windows of a local McDonald’s. To this day, he says this is his favorite hack ever. In his 2011 book, Kevin Mitnick called himself “the world’s most famous hacker.” It may seem like a stretch, but Mitnick’s feats in the 1990s certainly put him in a lot of headlines at a time when newspapers didn’t really cover hackers and cybersecurity that often.
But before he went on the run for more than two years to avoid getting arrested and became the most wanted and most famous hacker of his time, Mitnick was a young, curious geek who learned how to hack by playing with radios—and playing pranks.” - Motherboard Vice