[UPDATE] FAMU to Host Cyber Crime Prevention Forum

By: FAMU Release; Jill Chandler, Amy Long Email
By: FAMU Release; Jill Chandler, Amy Long Email

TALLAHASSEE, Florida- March 23, 2011 10:57pm by Amy Long

A man who's been hacking into computers since he was in the seventh grade stopped by FAMU's campus to teach a crash course in hacking.

Gregory Evans - who is considered to be the "world's number one hacker" - spoke to students about both sides of identify theft, online predators and credit card fraud.

In the 90's, Evans pleaded guilty to breaking into the systems of AT&T, MCI and Sprint. After spending two years behind bars and paying back ten million dollars, he's warning students how hard the fall from the top can be- but says student can take advantage of the current cyber situation.

Notorious Cyber Hacker, Gregory Evans says,"That's the industry that you need to think about going into because it's not going to go away. This is the new wild, wild west and right now the criminals are winning. And when I say they're winning, they're winning big time."

Evans says there aren't enough lawyers who specialize in cyber crime, and not enough investigators to know what to look for.

The event was part of Evans' nationwide college tour.

A FAMU professor mentioned a course on cyber hacking in the near future. Check back to WCTV.TV for the details.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida- March 23, 2011 5:42 pm by Jill Chandler--

A man considered to be the "world's number one hacker" is speaking to students on FAMU's campus Wednesday.

Gregory Evans will be speaking about identity theft, online predators, and computer hacking.

Although Evans has experience in these fields, many wonder if he is too controversial to be speaking to students.

He did two years in prison and repaid nearly 10 million dollars in damages for breaking into the systems of AT&T, MCI, and Sprint in the 1990's.

Jaqueline Perkins works for the School of Criminology. Perkins said, "We have criminal justice students who are being prepared to fight crime. So if they're getting from the person who is actually committing the criminal offense... they have a better understanding of the criminal mind."

Wednesday night's event is part of Evans nationwide college tour.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - March 22, 2011 3:16pm --

The following is a FAMU Release:

Regarded as the "World's No. 1 Hacker," Gregory D. Evans will conduct a Cyber Crime Prevention Forum for the general public at Florida A&M University (FAMU) on March 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Perry-Paige Auditorium. Evans, who will also speak to students, is scheduled to discuss: identity theft, online predators and computer hacking.

Founder of LIGATT Security, Evans is currently on a college speaking tour around the nation. He has authored eight books on laptop security and spyware amongst other topics. He has also been a contributor to several magazines and televisions programs speaking on cyber crimes and security.

Evans was a hacker in the 1990s and broke into the systems of AT&T, MCI, and Sprint and served a 24-month sentence in federal prison and repaid nearly $10 million in damages. After his release, he became a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and has taught several hi-tech crime continuing education courses with universities and government agencies. Evans is also credited with creating the first wireless tracking device for computers called the e-Snitch (electronic snitching device). The e-Snitch allows the user to track a stolen computer from anywhere in the world.

Evans has dedicated himself to giving back to the community with his campus college tours, youth program and various forums and seminars he presents on cyber crime.

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