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Natacha Rousseau

Path
Media Advisor
Eric Taylor, a former hacker, reveals what he’s learned about cybersecurity.

Taylor's life as a hacker began when he was just 12 years old and playing video games at home.
Russian hackers are notorious for their hacking skills, but one American says he hacked a Russian cyber gang at just 15 years old.

The government eventually caught up with Taylor and he pleaded guilty to posting the personal information on the internet, among other charges.

Eric Taylor, who went by the nickname Cosmo the God, also posted personal information of celebrities and government officials, including Michelle Obama, former CIA director John Brennan, Kim Kardashian and Tiger Woods.

Taylor recently became an advisor to cybersecurity start-up Path which helps companies make sure their websites are properly loading around the globe.

"We want to rent your computer to send network requests to various websites on the internet so that we can tell our customers how long it takes for their website to load in different areas," said Marshal Webb, Path's Chief Technology Officer.

Today, Taylor is trying to help companies and recently started working for a cybersecurity start-up.