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Hacker Tries to Land IT Job at Marriott via Extort

wiredmikey (1824622) writes | more than 2 years ago

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wiredmikey (1824622) writes "A tough global economy has certainly created challenges for many people looking for jobs, but one Hungarian man took things to another level in an effort to gain employment at hotel giant Marriott International.

On Wednesday, a 26 year-old Hungarian citizen, pleaded guilty after hacking into Marriott computer systems, and threatening to reveal confidential company information he obtained if Marriott didn’t offer him a job.

Assuming his efforts were working, and the possibility of a new job with Marriott in his sights, the hacker arrived at Washington Dulles Airport on Jan. 17, 2011, on an airline ticket purchased by Marriott for him, for what he thought would be a job interview with Marriott personnel. Unbeknownst to him, he was actually being “interviewed” by a Secret Service agent posing as a Marriott employee....a meeting that eventually landed to his arrest and will likely put him behind bars for a while once he is sentenced in Feburary...."

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Do FBI articles give "Varnish cache server"? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38180270)

Once up, thus article wont load, but gives:

Error 503 Service Unavailable
Service Unavailable
Guru Meditation:
XID: 0000000000 [true number changed]
Varnish cache server

I had never seen the Varnishcache server before. So, I use Google, and one of the first hits is a link to a Slashdot article, also detailing FBI work: http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,26358766 [dslreports.com] . Here is their discussion:

reply to antdude
Re: HideMyAss.com Doesn't Hide Logs From the FBI
said by antdude:
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/09/25/0415213/hidemyasscom-doesnt-hide-logs-from-the-fbi [slashdot.org]
Link doesn't work for me....
Error 503 Service Unavailable
Service Unavailable
Guru Meditation:
XID: 853827040
Varnish cache server --
GuruGuy

Ok, once is ok. Twice. Hmmm. Three would be a hit.

How do you submit a story that doesn't trigger anything human but only an automatic reconnaissance, or vice versa. It would be fun to see if this follows a pattern.

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