This Day in History: September 27

Today: December 7, 2016
Hacker Mitnick Indicted on Charges

September 27, 1996

Hacker Mitnick Indicted on Charges

Kevin Mitnick, 33, was indicted on charges resulting from a 2 ½-year hacking spree. Police accused the hacker, who called himself "Condor," of stealing software worth millions of dollars from major computer corporations. The maximum possible sentence for his crimes was 200 years.