Wednesday, 12 January 2005

Hacker breaches T-Mobile systems, reads US Secret Service email | The Register... while this is an intriguing, cat and mouse story of trendy, hi-tech derring-do, I can't help thinking the motives are a little sad. No romantic, ethical defections or high stakes heists. Just a poor kid who wanted a job in computer security, so he breaches a significant site, and instead of reporting it to get kudos, gathers and tries to sell info from it - presumably for financial gain and kudos. He got to the crossroads and chose the dark side.

Makes you wonder what the USSS are missing... I mean, imagine if some Sith lord type got hold of this talent and mentored them...

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