Kevin Mitnick, often incorrectly called by many God of hackers, broke into the computer systems of the World's top technology and telecommunications companies Nokia, Fujitsu, Motorola, and Sun Micro systems. He was arrested by the FBI in 1995, but later released on parole in 2000. He never termed his activity hacking, instead he called it social engineering.
November 2002

Englishman Gary McKinnon was arrested in November 2002 following an accusation that he hacked into more than 90 US military computer systems in the UK. He is currently undergoing trial in a British court for a fast-track extradition to the US where he is a Wanted man. The next hearing in the case is slated for today