Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Exposing a Prankster

The team at The Smoking Gun has posted details on Pranknet, "a network of so-called pranksters who have spent more than a year engaged in an orgy of criminal activity -- vandalism, threats, harassment, impersonation, hacking, and other assorted felonies and misdemeanors -- targeting U.S. businesses and residents."

The Smoking Gun's Andrew Goldberg joined me on KIRO/Seattle to talk about the loser who runs this group while living at home with mommy as he and his colleagues spend virtually all day on the phone conducting their malicious acts. It's remarkable the things they're able to convince victims to do, from stripping naked in fast food restaurants to destroying hotel rooms.

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