Social engineering: My career as a professional bank robber

Jim Stickley got his first computer at age 12, and he was chatting with other computer “nerds” on bulletin board sites by the time he was 16. A wannabe hacker, Stickley said his first foray into playing the system was with free codes — codes that would exclude his phone and computer time from racking up charges that would incur the wrath of his parents.