It was mid-March 2004, and David Thomas was chatting online with a young hacker who went by the nickname “Ethics,” when the latter suddenly asked him: “btw, you know anyone who would pay to get celebs private cell phone numbers? or any other number’s from t-mobile’s database?” Thomas replied, “hehehehehe oh man that would be so fuking cool.” Ethics, aka Nicolas Jacobsen, did little on the boards but talk, Thomas says. He once discussed building a miniature submarine with carder middleman “Myth” to run cocaine from Colombia. But mostly he procrastinated and disappeared when it came time to do any jobs. So when Ethics told Thomas he’d hacked a T-Mobile server and had access to billing information and passwords for the company’s 14 million customers, Thomas was skeptical. That is, until Jacobsen sent him Paris Hilton’s Social Security number and password, as well as the security question and answer to her T-Mobile account and photos from her camera phone. The Shell Game I Was a Cybercrook for the FBITightening the Net Tracking the Russians Crime Boards Come Crashing Down (You are here.) PLUS: Download the entire series as a PDF file! Thomas didn’t know it, but Ethics also had the… Read full this story
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