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Feds Versus the Hacker ­nderground: Army of Informers Turned By Fear


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Defcon 2007

Defcon 2007 hacker conference at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, seen through the Black Hat logo of computer security hackers.

Jae C Hong / AP

When Jeff Moss, popularly known as the Dark Tangent, started holding underground hacker conferences in Las Vegas he knew he had a problem. All previous gatherings had been strictly invitation-only to ensure privacy. Moss wanted his convention to be open to all hackers, and that would inevitably draw the unwelcome attendance of undercover FBI agents.

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