Adrian Lamo

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Adrian Lamo is a Boston-born threat analyst and security enthusiast. His former high-profile computer intrusions have been cited in news articles, television segments, films, and book citations. After pleading guilty to hacking The New York Times and Microsoft Lamo embarked on a career using his talents for good in critical infrastructure and national security areas.

In 2010, Lamo informed the authorities about the alleged plot of an online acquaintance to carry out the largest classified material breach in the history of U.S. espionage, by identifying accused wiki-spy Bradley Manning and triggering Manning's arrest. Read more...