The Globe and Mail — Business Section
July 1st, 1999 — 1450 words
Brad Grier — in Calgary
Brian Lynch looked like any other executive as he flew to his next business meeting, typing notes on his laptop and finishing off yet another memo.
But the papers in the clean-cut young man’s carry-on told a different story. The bag contained a printout of 10,000 valid credit card numbers, taken after a successful security penetration of a computer system.
Brian is a hacker. A White Hat hacker to be precise. A professional computer security specialist working for ‘the forces of good’.More