In 2000, a hacker made history – when big-time websites like CNN, Yahoo, Amazon and eBay ground to a halt. Just a harmless prank, right? Think again. Reports at the time claimed it cost the companies more than a billion dollars, and panic set in. In the days after the web attacks President Bill Clinton held a special cyber security summit at the White House. And the FBI and the RCMP were on the case. In the end, the Mounties got their man, only he wasn’t quite a man yet. He turned out to be a 15 year old kid from Montreal who goes by the handle "mafiaboy." When the dust cleared, he ended up serving 8 months in a youth detention centre, plus a year’s probation. Mafiaboy’s real name is Michael Calce and to date, he’s never told his story – how he did it and why. He’s turned down every interview request since his arrest – until now.
Check out what he’s got to say here – www.cbc.ca/thehour/videos.html?id=881280938
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