Former United States Most Wanted, referred to by the United States Secret Service as “The Original Internet Godfather” has been a central figure in the cybercrime world for over 20 years. Mr. Johnson built and was the leader of ShadowCrew, the precursor to today’s darknet markets. He was instrumental in developing many areas of online fraud while helping design, implement, and refine modern social engineering attacks, breaches, and hacking operations.
Upon his capture, the United States Secret Service hired Mr. Johnson to work as a consultant and worked with the Secret Service for several months before going on a cross-country crime spree, being placed on the US Most Wanted List, captured again, sent to prison, escaped again, recaptured, and finally accepting responsibility for his actions.
Today, Brett works as a security consultant and public speaker and is one of the world's foremost authorities on cybercrime and identity theft. Brett has been featured in the book, "Kingpin" by Kevin Poulsen and on numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, NBC, CNN Money, Wired Magazine, Vice, and more.