Hackers for hire

Friday, 8 July 2005, 10:20 AM EST

What started out as an online businessman's dirty tactic lasted for almost half a year and cost victims over US$2 million. The plan: disable the competitions' Web sites. The accomplice: a 16-year-old hacker-for-hire from New Jersey.

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested both businessman and hacker, but not before the damage had been done.

By Mari-Len De Guzman at Computerworld.

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