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Stealing the Network: The Complete Series Collector's Edition, Final Chapter, and DVD by Timothy Mullen, Ryan Russell, Johnny Long

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Chapter 16. Return on Investment

Fyodor as “Sendai”

Like many professional penetration testers, Sendai was not always the wholesome “ethical hacker” described in his employer’s marketing material. In his youth, he stepped well over the line between questionable (grey hat) and flat-out illegal (black hat) behavior. Yet he never felt that he was doing anything wrong...

Sendai did not intentionally damage systems, and was only trying to learn more about UNIX, networking, security, phone systems, and related technology. Yet the law might consider some of his actions to be unauthorized access, theft of services, wire fraud, copyright infringement, and trade secret theft. In the rare times that Sendai thought of this, he found solace in the words of the ...

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