Ghost in the Wires - Kevin Mitnick, William L. Simon & Steve Wozniak

Ghost in the Wires

By Kevin Mitnick, William L. Simon & Steve Wozniak

  • Release Date: 2011-08-15
  • Genre: Computers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 497 Ratings)
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Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world's biggest companies--and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable. But for Kevin, hacking wasn't just about technological feats-it was an old fashioned confidence game that required guile and deception to trick the unwitting out of valuable information.

Driven by a powerful urge to accomplish the impossible, Mitnick bypassed security systems and blazed into major organizations including Motorola, Sun Microsystems, and Pacific Bell. But as the FBI's net began to tighten, Kevin went on the run, engaging in an increasingly sophisticated cat and mouse game that led through false identities, a host of cities, plenty of close shaves, and an ultimate showdown with the Feds, who would stop at nothing to bring him down.

Ghost in the Wires is a thrilling true story of intrigue, suspense, and unbelievable escape, and a portrait of a visionary whose creativity, skills, and persistence forced the authorities to rethink the way they pursued him, inspiring ripples that brought permanent changes in the way people and companies protect their most sensitive information.


  • Great book that opens your eyes to the power of technology

    By ExcitableOne
    Great book, Takes you through the life of a hacker who does some amazing things
  • A great book about the rise and fall of a personal hero

    By MJ.Gilbert
    I love this book. It is very well written and makes me feel like I am in the middle of an action thriller! Kevin is a hero to me and I couldn't put this book down. I am writing this review as I am about to venture into the book a second time!
  • This was amazing

    By Aaron Dowd
    I can’t recommend this book enough. Entertaining, insightful, eye-opening. Couldn’t stop reading.
  • Must Read!

    By *insertcatchynicknamehere*
    This is my favorite book, it keeps your attention and pulls you in like no other book I've read. You follow Kevin through his journey and begin to feel and experience the emotions expressed in crime novels from an entirely different perspective. You won't regret reading this book.
  • Great read! Highly recommend

    By angrybrdyguy
    Great read for even un-computer savvy folks like myself. Being in my 20's, I had no idea any of this was going on... The book was fast-paced, well told, and intelligently written. Thanks Kevin and Bill for the time and effort in putting this together. I'll be looking forward to reading what you come out with in the future!
  • Great book

    By Frashure11
    The other reviews say perfectly what I think of this book. A must read!
  • Ghost in the Wires

    By arey7238
    Excellent book.
  • really good book

    By Ford guy4.6
    this book was great
  • greyfromtown108

    By greyfromtown108
  • Awesome

    By Peanu keys
    Best book i have ever read.