The Mentor

IRL Name: 
Loyd Blankenship

Loyd Blankenship (a.k.a. The Mentor) (born 1965) has been a well-known American computer hacker and writer since the 1980s, when he was a member of the hacker groups Extasyy Elite and Legion of Doom.

He is the author of The Conscience of a Hacker (Hacker Manifesto), which was written after he was arrested and was published in the underground hacker ezine Phrack. Loyd gave a reading of The Hacker Manifesto and offered additional insight at H2K2.


Worked for Steve Jackson Games

Wrote the game Cyberpunk, which was seized by the Secret Service


Loves McDonalds