Reporters booted from Black Hat for hacking

Friday, 8 August 2008, 9:21 AM EST

Three French reporters attending the Black Hat computer security conference have been banned for life for sniffing the press room network. The hackers worked for a French security publication called Global Security Magazine and admitted to capturing login information of two other reporters covering the convention. Our legal sources tell us the three could face federal charges for wiretapping.

We’ve spoken to the two victims who are reporters from CNET and eWEEK. They told us the French reporters sneakily “huddled over their computers” while plugged into the Netgear Ethernet switches in the press room. The trio were also seen using an AirPcap USB capture card to sniff wireless traffic.

At tgdaily.

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