Tõnu Samuel

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Tõnu Samuel (born 3 July 1972)[1][2] is an Estonian hacker commonly cited by mainstream media in topics regarding network security.

Samuel was born in Tallinn. Between 1979 and 1988, he attended the Tallinn Secondary Science School. In 1990–1992 he took courses in business and financial management. His career as a programmer began in 1991, while working at the Estonian Ministry of Communication.[2]

In 2011 Samuel moved to work in Japan, before that he lived about 10 years in Räpina in southeastern Estonia.[3]


  1. ^ "Kogukonna juhatuse kandidaadid". Archived from the original on 13 August 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Korpan, Viktoria (5 October 2000). "ÄP: Sõbrad kiidavad kuulsat "itimeest" Samueli". Eesti Päevaleht (in Estonian). Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Tähismaa, Inno (14 April 2012). "Räpina IT-guru kolis Jaapanisse". Võrumaa Teataja (in Estonian). Retrieved 26 September 2013. 

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