Monday, October 22, 2007

I Was A Hacker for the MPAA

Article from Wired:

Promises of Hollywood fame and fortune persuaded a young hacker to betray former associates in the BitTorrent scene to Tinseltown's anti-piracy lobby, according to the hacker.

In an exclusive interview with Wired News, gun-for-hire hacker Robert Anderson tells for the first time how the Motion Picture Association of America promised him money and power if he provided confidential information on TorrentSpy, a popular BitTorrent search site.

According to Anderson, the MPAA told him: "We would need somebody like you. We would give you a nice paying job, a house, a car, anything you needed.... if you save Hollywood for us you can become rich and powerful."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's a hacker soap opera, that's what it is.

You hire a hacker to get your information, just how the fuck do you THINK he's gonna get it?

Then the dumb ass didn't 'dribble' the information to the MPAA to enusre a long term relationship.

Stupid greedy industry hires stupid greedy guy with the tacit approval to do something illegal, then dumps said stupid greedy guy, who turns around and does something stupid, admit what he did to the guys he screwed.

I sure wish Darwin would step in...