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Submission + - Hacker Tries to Land IT Job at Marriott via Extort ( 1

wiredmikey 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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Hacker Tries to Land IT Job at Marriott via Extort

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One good reason why computers can do more work than people is that they never have to stop and answer the phone.