Not Saussure

January 1, 2007

You just can’t get reliable help nowadays

Filed under: hubris, nemesis, usa — notsaussure @ 12:07 pm

Via The ARCH Blog and Bruce Schneier, the cautionary tale of what happened when the unfortunate aide to a US congressman tried to enlist the help of some hackers to enter his (the aide’s) old university’s computer system and improve his academic record, presumably, as Scheier suggests, to make himself look better if and when he ran for office.

Unfortunately for him, the hackers proved to have a rather malicious sense of humour.


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