In an ironic twist, Kevin Mitnick, a social engineering master who went to jail for impersonating others to get information to access computer networks without authorization, couldn’t access his own Facebook account for weeks because administrators at the social networking site didn’t believe he was who he said he was.
“It has frustrated me to no end. I used to be very influential at proving I was someone else. And now I can’t even prove I’m the real Kevin Mitnick. It’s kind of sad,” Mitnick said, chuckling in a telephone interview on Monday.