It seems that celebrity status for a hacker is not quite the dream some might envision. Hacker, turned white-hat, Kevin Mitnick is being driven out of yet another service with an online presence after AT&T decided it was better off dropping his account as opposed to securing its online access portal. Hackers targeting Mitnick had breached his account several times, stealing personal data, at which point AT&T decided to close his account.
Over the years, Kevin Mitnick has gotten used to the attacks on his website and cell phone account that routinely result from being a convicted hacker turned security expert. What he finds much harder to stomach is the treatment he's getting from his providers.
Over the past month, both HostedHere.net, his longtime webhost, and AT&T, his cellular provider since he was released from prison more than nine years ago, have told him they no longer want him as a customer. The reason: his status as a celebrity hacker makes his accounts too hard to defend against the legions of script kiddies who regularly attack them.