American computer hacker and, now, security consultant known for his high-profile arrest on February 15, 1995, for which he served almost five years in prison for computer and communications-related crimes.
Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) created the once popular Altavista Internet search engine. They were also the first computer vendor to launch a public web site at dec.com. Their domain name is the fifth oldest in the world and, at one time, hosted a popular software repository. [more...]