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Rogues gallery: 9 infamous social engineers

Social engineers, or "human hackers," have been duping victims from the very beginning of human existence. Here are nine infamous con artists who made history with their scams and schemes.

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Kevin Mitnick

Known as the person who popularized the term “social engineering,” Kevin Mitnick was convicted of several computer-related crimes, including hacking into Pacific Bell's voice mail computers and copying proprietary software from some of the country's largest cell phone and computer companies.

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