Welcome to the Bipolar Hacker website and blog.
I am ThePatRatt. Having spent more than a decade as a hacker, social engineer and script kiddie, my primary focus will be cybersecurity. But I also suffer from mental illness. My goal is to bring awareness to mental health and suicide prevention. This blog will be dedicated to four things that I love or are important to me.
Topics include but are not limited to the following areas:
1) Mental health – To end the stigma surrounding it, bring awareness to mental illness and suicide prevention. Hack the Stigma
2) Cybersecurity – With the increase in digitally connected devices, it is no longer a question of if, but when you will get hacked. Hack the Planet
3) Technology – Computers and digital devices. Product reviews and special deals.
4) Raspberry Pi – Product reviews, special deals and project builds.
Three months ago, I was diagnosed with SchizoAffective disorder bipolar type and am currently in treatment. I take medications, see a psychiatrist and receive therapy to help me deal with and learn how to live a more functional life with my illness. And I am also a suicide survivor. My goal is to bring awareness to the stigma of mental illness, as well as awareness to the need for cybersecurity in today’s digital age.
A little about me
A recovering PC addict turned Apple junkie, I began my career 18 years ago with a degree in E-Commerce Web Programming and Design. When it comes to computers, I am a “jack of all trades, master of none” with experience in PC, Mac and Linux. Having spent more than a decade as a hacker, I have experience in Cyber attacks, Pretexting and Social Engineering tactics, and am a regular contributor for United States Cybersecurity Magazine, writing cybersecurity articles for their daily publication.
Feel free to join the discussions and check back for frequent updates. And as always, Feedback is encouraged and welcome.
Thanks for visiting.
Hack the system. Hack the Planet.
IamThePatRatt – The Bipolar Hacker.