TitleWIZZYWIG: Portrait of a Serial Hacker
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorPiskor, Ed
Series Number1
Number of Pages286
PublisherTop Shelf Productions
CityMarietta, GA
Publication Languageeng
ISBN or ASIN Number2147483647
Copies at the Archive1

They say What You See Is What You Get... but Kevin "Boingthump" Phenicle could always see more than most people. 

 In the world of phone phreaks, hackers, and scammers, he's a legend. His exploits are hotly debated: could he really get free long-disctance calls by whistling into a pay phone? Did his video-game piracy scheme accidentially  trigger the first computer virus? And did he really dodge the FBI by using their own wiretapping software against them? Is he even a real person? And if he's ever caught, what would happen to a geek like him in federal prison?

Inspired by the incredible stories of real-life hackers, WIZZYWIG is the thrilling tale of a master manipulator -- his journey from precocious child scammer to federally-wanted fugitive, and beyond. In a world transformed by social networks, data leaks, and digital uprisings, WIZZYWIG reminds us how much power can rest in the hands of an audacious kid with a keyboard.