publication date: Friday, January 13, 2023 (part of January 2023)
clue: This Irish technologist might be smart enough to have taught NASA about their own security, but I still wouldn't carry him on my back across a river.
explanation: O'Brien claimed to hack into NASA's systems as a teenager while using the pseudonym Scorpion, and to have evaded consequences by agreeing to teach them about their vulnerabilities. He later founded Scorpion Computer Services and created the TV series Scorpion that was inspired by his childhood. more…