This is a computer hacking story of Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates, He was caught hacking 45 Years Ago and received the most surprising punishment ever
Bill Gates Got The Most ‘Surprising’ Punishment For Hacking A Computer 45 Years Ago
Bill Gates we all know is the richest man in the world! Bill Gates whose actual name was William Henry Bill Gates was born on October 28,1955 is an American business magnate, entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor, and programmer.
Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft in the year 1975 which in very short time became the world’s largest PC Software company. We have also heard a lot of stories about Bill Gates can manage living life at $2 a day when he programmed world’s first PC Game etc.
However, do you know? Bill Gates was also known to be a hacker in the past and he was also known for his love towards programming and computers. So today, we are just going to share a hacking story of Bill Gates. The story was actually published by The Sydney Morning Herald.
1986 is the year when the first version of Windows was launched and the story was also included in the profile on Bill Gates. Bill Gates was 15 years old when he successfully managed to hack into a computer of a major company. However, Bill Gates was out of luck and he was caught. The punishment he received was surprising, Bill Gates had to give up computing for an entire year.
At that time, the hacking was not so serious, very rare hacking attempts were recorded. Therefore, the punishment was just to teach him a lesson by taking away his favorite thing, computer.
Today Bill Gates sits atop on the Forbes list of the World’s Billionaires. He was recently outperformed by another billionaire. However, after few hours he got his throne back and remains at the top. So, it requires hard work, will power and some experience to be successful and Bill Gates learned a lot in his life and those experiences have contributed towards his success.