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Hacker turns great protector

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A US computer hacker who once spent five years in jail for his attacks is showing his good side - making sure Ecuador's presidential elections run safely and smoothly.

"Eighteen years ago I was busted for hacking," says Kevin Mitnick, pictured.

"I do the same thing today but with full authorization. How cool is that?"

Mitnick, 49, now heads a thriving internet consultancy.

He was behind a spree of break-ins of hundreds of corporate, university and personal computers on the internet during the 1990s, with blue-chip targets that included the Apple Computer, Motorola and the FBI.

Yesterday Mitnick Security Consulting was protecting the Net Lock computer system tasked with tabulating Ecuador's elections.

The incumbent president, Rafael Correa is favorite to win re-election.


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