Meet The 15-Year-Old Hacker God

Last month Wired’s Mat Honan had his computer, phone, tablet and Google account wiped by hackers who used basic social-engineering techniques to get around Apple and Amazon security, almost embarrassingly easy. Honan met with Cosmo the God, not the kid who hacked him but another teenage boy who happened to find himself on the FBI’s hit list. “And the thing is, in 2012, it is perfectly normal for a bored teenage boy on the edge of delinquency. Instead of egging cars and swinging bats at mailboxes, he’s breaking into e-mail accounts.”

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