Dateline reporter chased out of Hacker conference

August 4, 2007

If only there were a YouTube of the event. Internet gold.
clipped from www.physorg.com

A file photo shows the NBC peacock logo on the NBC studios building in Burbank California. An undercover NBC television reporter Friday fled from outraged computer hackers that caught her spying on their Las Vegas gathering with a camera hidden in he ...
A file photo shows the NBC peacock logo on the NBC studios building in Burbank, California. An undercover NBC television reporter Friday fled from outraged computer hackers that caught her spying on their Las Vegas gathering with a camera hidden in her handbag.

Dateline NBC associate producer Michelle Madigan was heckled and derided as she ran from DefCon, the world’s largest computer hackers conference, and raced away in a car.

“They sent a moderately attractive young lady with a purse cam whose mission was to first capture someone on film admitting to a felony, which is really not cool, and second to catch a fed on film,” said DefCon spokesman “Priest.”
“She was basically trying to do a slam piece.”
Priest and DefCon founder Jeff Moss, whose hacker name is Dark Tangent, lured Madigan to a packed conference room by putting out word they were going to have hackers finger federal agents in a game called “spot the fed.”
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