News from the Hacker
Adam Penenberg's career of writing phony hacker stories
is finally catching up with him. According to a July 17,
2000 Washington Post story, a grand jury investigating
the H4CK1NG FOR G1RL13Z' assault
on the New York Times asked Penenberg to testify that
story on the gang that claims to have done it was truthful.
Forbes' lawyer advised Penenberg to testify.
Penenberg quit and hired his own lawyer, instead. Then he told
the media he was quitting because Forbes wanted him to reveal
his sources to the feds. Forbes denies this.
What is so ironic about the Penenberg affair is that he made
a name for himself by outing another reporter of phony hacker stories, Stephen
Glass. Last we heard, Glass was studying to be a lawyer. We
wonder what Penenberg's new occupation is going to be?
Jay Dyson , AKA Cancer Omega,
says the news story about him being fired from his NASA
job on account of the publicity about his apparent association with the Hacking
for Girliez gang is false.
Dyson seems to have a lot of trouble with news stories about
him. A Forbes magazine story claimed Dyson was threatening
an underage teenager (a member of the Hagis gang). The
story included a photograph of Dyson brandishing a gun which he
supposedly was going to use to wreak revenge on this kid. The
reporter responsible for the story? Adam Penenberg.
This sort of stuff is guaranteed to make just about any employer
nervous. If we were in Dyson's shoes we would shut up and keep
our weapons locked up next time a reporter comes calling. More about Hacking for Girliez--->>
Expert warns against hiring security experts who
may have been involved in computer crime. Why are
we not surprised that the folks at @Stake (who have funded the
L0pht gang) act sooo defensive about this?)
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