Firing (and Hiring) Hackers

    Date03 Oct 2001
    CategoryGovernment
    3127
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The Air Force kicks out a cadet for an alleged incident of hacking. But meanwhile, military and government officials are trying to recruit hackers left and right. And, not satisfied with its recruiting efforts at home, the US government is looking abroad for hacking help as well.. . . The Air Force kicks out a cadet for an alleged incident of hacking. But meanwhile, military and government officials are trying to recruit hackers left and right. And, not satisfied with its recruiting efforts at home, the US government is looking abroad for hacking help as well.

    In April, "The Moscow Times" confirmed reports that US diplomats had tried to hire a Moscow hacker to break into Russia's Federal Security Service's network. The 20-year-old hacker, identified as "Vers," said he was asked to copy, alter, and delete files in exchange for $10,000. Vers instead went to the Russian government and told officials about the diplomats' offer.

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