DefCon 15 - Dateline NBC Reporter Gets Nailed!
For those who don't know, DefCon is a hackers convention and online community. I have a friend who attends every year. Think of a room full of the best computer gurus and security experts...Do you think it would be easy to conceal your identity? Would you even try? Dateline NBC did and got nailed.
Undercover reporter Michelle Madigan (Associate Producer of NBC Dateline) got a little more than she bargained for when she tried to sneak in to DEFCON 2007 with hidden cameras to get someone to confess to a felony. When DEFCON staff announced the “spot the undercover reporter” game and told the audience that an undercover reporter was taking video to catch someone confessing to a hacking crime, Madigan bolted from the conference premises followed by a pack of ~150 DEFCON attendees and reporters trying to photograph and video tape her. DEFCON officials never got the chance to bring Madigan on stage to offer her a press badge so that she could cover the rest of the event above board.(LINK TO STORY AND VIDEO)
Hey...Don't mess with those hackers.
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