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Character
Gary Mitnick
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Appearance(s):
Also known as:
  • eHero
  • Plastic Pusher
  • Mitdick
Status:Alive
Date of Birth:July 13th, 1968
Place of birth:Undisclosed location
Nationality:American
Main affiliation:
Portrayed by:theNGclan (voice)

Gary Mitnick is a hacker for the eHero UnderGround organization and is a supporting character and narrator in The Libertonian. He is a main character in San Andreas Connection.

Background

Gary was born in an undisclosed location in America on July 13th, 1968. He first started learning the intricacies of computers and electronics when he was 16 years old. Over the years, he learned more about how to exploit weaknesses and how to social engineer specific people. It wasn't until he became 23 before he would be hired by Fruit Computers. He would later be disbanded for attempting to release the Source Code of the iFruit Operating System (iFruit OS).

Some time after he was fired from Fruit, he befriended a reporter for Fierro Weekly, a newspaper organization, after he gave an interview on the status of the "dot-com boom". They had one daughter together, but Gary would later abandon his family shortly before the Facade Hacking Fiasco of 1998.

Rivalry with Greg Leonard

In 1991, Gary would be hired to develop anti-modification software for the Fruit operating system. While Gary developed a complex set of algorithms to prevent modifications, he was also releasing all documentation on his software alongside the source code of the Fruit Operating System. Once Greg Leonard caught wind of the situation Gary was fired. Greg swore that Gary would "never get work again" and destroyed any chance he had at getting another job.

Facade Hacking Fiasco of 1998

January 27th, 1998. Gary is one of three people who successfully hacked into the Facade Network, the only thing that sets him apart is that he's the only person to still live after the event. He managed to download an unreleased version of their operating system. The OS is later leaked onto numerous websites and Facade's stock severely plummeted. Stockholders backed off and the Board of Directors was not happy, thus sending Facade Corporation into bankruptcy.

Facade sent numerous people out to take care of Gary along with the other two hackers. He got away in time, while his online friends weren't so lucky. Whether or not they are actually dead or are being held captive remains unknown. The news networks around the world referred to Gary by his online name, eHero.

Maze Bank Attack of 2003

Gary made his latest move towards the Maze Bank in 2003. He, along with several accomplices from an underground hacker network, broke into the Maze Bank network and stole several Gigabytes worth of personal information. This attack did not go unnoticed and gained the attention of the United States Government.

The FIB would quickly go after Gary and the rest of crew shortly after the attack. Gary was later offered a sum of $5,000,000 to help the FIB stop his accomplices and stop his attacks to keep his freedom. He agrees, but the process is far too dangerous. When helping the FIB take down the underground network, he ended up destroying the largest hacking community on the internet alone. Several hundred hackers were arrested (and killed in rare cases).

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Gary in 2005

Life after 2003

Gary became an icon of technological advancement around the world, but his fame would eventually simmer down. After participating in a few choppy infomercials with other has-been celebrities, his fame and fortune declined and lost all hopes of money and power. Gary never returned to his family, which would set the events of Psychelandia in motion years later.

Life in 2014, eHero Underground, & meeting the Trio

Prior to working with Niko Bellic in July, 2014, Gary made a few connections during his decline over a 10 year period. One of these connections is with the Trio, meeting through Lester Crest. Lester was an avid follower of Gary's work, and as such sought out to find him to assist with the newly-formed Liberty, Inc. Gary also reconnected with his family, notably his daughter - although this was short-lived as he returned to his life of hacker-culture.

Life in 2015, & Gary's Lost Tapes

In August 2015, Gary recorded tapes of his previous encounters and criminal life should anyone find them, in the event Gary was killed or had died of natural causes. In his tapes, Gary talked about his early life, becoming a hacker, being hired for Fruit Computers, the Facade Hacking Fiasco of 1998, his attack on Maze Bank, as well as his downfall in the 2000s. It is unknown if he ever permanently returned to his family after this time.

Reluctantly, Gary also recorded his experiences with meeting Lester, as well as the Trio. Gary goes into much detail concerning how he met Lester, as well as Lester's colleagues and former associates. Gary also discusses his thoughts on the Trio, and the Trio's various adventures throughout 2014. Through this, Gary acts as Narrator of The Libertonian.

FIB Database record

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Surname:Mitnick
First Name:Gary
Age:45
Place of Birth:Unknown
Status: Moderate threat
Affiliations:
  • eHero
  • Liberty Incorporated
Criminal Record:
  • 1982 - Caught with controlled substance: Cocaine
  • 1984 - Manslaughter
  • 1985 - Carrying weapon without permit (SNS Pistol)
  • 1991 - Released source code to Fruit operating system
  • 1995 - Breaking and entering
  • 1998 - Cybercrime (Hacked into Facade network)
  • 2003 - Cybercrime (Hacked into Maze Bank network)
  • 2004 - Public indecency
  • 2005 - Caught with controlled substance: Ectasy
  • 2005 - DUI (Alcohol)
  • 2006 - Public Intoxication
  • 2007 - Extortion (Blackmailed owner for property)
  • 2007 - Fraud (False ownership of property)
  • 2007 - Arson (Burned property from previous crime)
  • 2008 - Theft (Computer parts)
  • 2009 - Traficking
  • 2011 - THE FUTURE IS CLEAN ~A FRIEND
Notes:
  • Notorious hacker.
  • Although Gary has committed multiple crimes, he has never served any prison time. Reason unknown.
  • Uses nickname eHero - the same name used by a group of hackers.
  • Long time rival of Greg Leonard.

Trivia

  • Gary Mitnick is loosely based off real-life hacker, Gary McKinnon.
  • Gary Mitnick's voice is portrayed by theNGclan.
  • Gary was the first character to come to mind when San Andreas Connection was being written, having been created for a previous project by theNGclan, Grand Theft Auto: UnLocked.

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