Kevin Mitnick (Full name Kevin David Mitnick) is the world's most famous hacker & was the most-wanted computer criminal in the United States, at the time of his arrest in February, 1995. He was born on August 6, 1963 & in present, he is a computer security consultant and hacker.
Ghost In The Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker is his autobiography in which he has describe about his own story for the first time, was published in 2011.
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After reading the whole book, I sure you would know what is hacking in the real sense & will know about social engineering technique in the real sense. What is social engineering, is explained by him in detail with his own implemented examples in this book.