Exclusive: I Was a Hacker for the MPAA

    Date22 Oct 2007
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
    In an exclusive interview with Wired News, gun-for-hire hacker Robert Anderson tells for the first time how the Motion Picture Association of America promised him money and power if he provided confidential information on TorrentSpy, a popular BitTorrent search site.

    Read on for an account of Hollywood-style hacker plots - big bad company hires young hacker to obtain vital information, hacker uses savvy to accomplish goal, +1 to the lore of hack0rz. In actuality, the "hack" was nothing more than a weak password, and the retrieval of the "vital information" was nothing more than some reconfigurations of email forwarding. I think the most interesting (and important) aspect of this act was the fact that the hacker-for-hire "knew the network very well", showing once again that these types of attacks are almost always 90% or more planned out rather than improvised. -1 to Hollywood "I can hack anything anytime" lore. How do you feel about the MPAA's tactics?

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