Hackers for hire

Monday, 20 June 2005, 1:03 PM EST

J0hnny is a hacker. As a high school kid holding down a job flipping burgers, he would spend nights exploring networks and systems that didn't belong to him. Today, while employed in IT security at Computer Sciences Corp., he hacks the networks of government agencies and commercial organizations. His Web site shows visitors how they can gain passwords and logon pages for various services - all found by searching on Google.

By Linda Leung at Network World.

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