“When Mr. Kaminsky was 11, his mother said, she received an angry phone call from someone who identified himself as a network administrator for the Western United States. The administrator said someone at her residence was ‘monkeying around in territories where he shouldn’t be monkeying around.’ Without her knowledge, Mr. Kaminsky had been examining military websites. The administrator vowed to ‘punish’ him by cutting off the family’s internet access. Mrs. Maurer warned the administrator that if he made good on his threat, she would take out an advertisement in The San Francisco Chronicle denouncing the Pentagon’s security … They settled on a compromise punishment: three days without internet. Nearly two decades after he lost his access to the internet, Mr. Kaminsky wound up saving it.” The NYT’s Nicole Perlroth with an obituary for Daniel Kaminsky.