Kevin Mitnick was one of the first internationally known hackers, one of the early wizards who struck the fear of the gods in the machine into regular people. He hacked Los Angeles, Motorola, Nokia, Sun Microsystems, and Fujitsu Siemens before finally being caught by the FBI.
Recently, a bank teller in California foiled a robber by convincing him that he actually needed to take out a loan, busying the criminal with paperwork until the police arrived. Do you consider the teller's action a social hack?
AT&T is dropping famed hacker-turned-security-expert Kevin Mitnick as a customer because it can't seem to stop script kiddies from stealing his data. It's clearly the easier solution, but is it the right one? UPDATED.