Synopsis: Kevin Mitnick is quite possibly the best hacker in the world. Hunting for more and more information, seeking more and more cybertrophies every day, he constantly looks for bigger challenges. When he breaks into the computer of a security expert and an ex-hacker, he finds one - and much more than that...
96 min

There's a hacker ethic

out there

that says that all information

should be free.

Sort of a hacker communism,

if you will.

There is a subculture

of people who claim...

24 hours a day

working on a computer.

And they want to show

how smart they are.

The cyber thief

had removed valuable files.

The virus

then reproduced itself.

The entire planet

has access to the Internet.

The entire planet has access

to your computer system.

As telephone technology

gets easier...

A growing high-tech crime wave.

Telephone lines are...

With a hacker's

treasure trove of files...

They range from extortion

to industrial espionage

to blackmail

to just malicious behavior.

There are other hackers

eager to cause damage.

It's getting worse because

we're increasingly connected.

As the need increases to

try criminals through...

Cellular telephones

and fax machines.

The FBI is asking

phone companies

to prepare for the day when...

What point did you

first question

the ethical propriety

of what you were doing?

Once the FBI knocked at my door.

What's up, baby?

What's going on?

Sorry I'm late. I'm Lance.

I'm Alex.

This is Kevin.


What's going on?

So, I heard a lot about

you boys, especially you, Kev.

Oh, yeah?

We've heard nothing about you.


Never heard of the Icebreaker?

That's me.


I'm telling you I'm the sh*t.

Look, we have no doubt.

You set this up.

What do you want?

I thought we should talk

because I like to stay current.

We like staying informed.

I'm not hacking anymore.

- And neither are we.

- Yeah. Right.

I thought we should talk.

I like to share information.

What do you got?

I got DMV access.

We got it.

I got cellphone tumbling.

Your cherry list is tired

old hacker bullshit.

And so are you.


What do you guys know about SAS?

What's that?

Haven't heard of it, have you?

What is it?

A service Southern California

Telephone offers the FBI.

Can monitor any phone,

anytime, anywhere.

Would you be interested

in that service?

Yeah, if it wasn't

"Fantasia" bullshit.

It's insecure. It's dial-up.

It's impossible.

I got it, kid.

What do you got?

To go.

We'll be in touch.

Give you a call.

All right, another possibility

would be let it go.

You know what I mean?

This guy was weird.

This whole thing

reeks of entrapment.

Then there's something to

consider, which is we're older,

and we got jobs,

and you got a wife.

We're not just kids anymore.

This is where you always

get in trouble.

This is where

you cross the line.

We're on probation,

for Christ sakes.

The FBI's been looking

for a reason to nail you.

Don't give it to them, man.

Just walk away.

Why do you have to do this?

I just have to know.

Joe Fredy.

Hi, this is Joe Fredy.

Hi, this is Joe Fredy

down at the Wilshire office.

Hi, I'm Joe Fredy.

I just want to steal some stuff.

This is Joel.

It's Joe Fredy

at the Wilshire office.

I'm putting together

an inventory report,

and he wants it yesterday,

you know?

Bastards always do.

Yeah, they sure do.

What can I do for you, Joe?

I need some info on the SAS

system you got there.

SAS system?

What the hell is that?

You got me. I'm reading

it off the page here.

My guess is

it's probably a gray box,

maybe sort of the end of

the rack, near the bottom?

All right. Hold on a second.

I'll check.

- Got it.

- Great, great.

Yeah, it was where you guessed,

except on the top.

Well, nobody's perfect.

What's it say on it?


Switched Access Services. "

While you're at it, can you

give me the serial number?

Oh, yeah, the manufacturer name,

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David Newman

David Newman (February 4, 1937 – June 27, 2003) was an American screenwriter. From the late 1960s through the early 1980s he frequently collaborated with Robert Benton. He was married to fellow writer Leslie Newman, with whom he had two children, until the time of his death. He died in 2003 of conditions from a stroke. more…

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