The terms of that probation expire Jan. 20 and according to Dept. of Justice officials.
Mitnick was convicted of causing extensive financial damage when he hacked into the systems and altered data at University of Southern California, Novell, Nokia and Motorola. The search for Mitnick became a media sensation in the mid-1990s. While on the lam, Mitnick continued to break into corporate computer systems.
Since being freed from a Virginia federal prison, Mitnick has been allowed to use a cell phone and a computer as long as the devices were not connected to the Internet. He has also written a book about his experiences and has been making appearances to boost sales.