A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
I started programming when I was 9 years old, teaching myself by printing everything I could
in the 1 hour a week I was able to go on the dial-up internet. I soon discovered hackthissite.org
and as broadband came in was able to spend much more time on learning. I eventually started
a few websites of my own and have published a few papers (although milw0rm, 0x000000.com and GNUCitizen have all gone now)
I created a R.A.T complete with a packager just to teach myself VB6 but was somehow picked up by
anti-viruses after I gave to a friend.
At the age of 15 I was arrest for hacking a local website, causing the company to hire private detectives as well as go
through the police forces (at the time very ill equipped) cyber crime devision at CID which apparently took 3 months
to find me.
After being given a slap on the wrist (a formal caution basically) as cybercrime was relatively new at the time I moved into
the white-hat area of hacking. I also brought all of my knowledge with me when I went into software design and have
trained departments within different companies on how to keep their data safe.
Current leader of the Worcestershire Chapter