What should be expected in hackers’ conference? If we put talks about cool tricks and security problems aside, the least you can expect is some action. That’s probably what two French journalists wear seeking for when they virtually stole logins of their colleagues. Ironically, hacking wasn’t allowed in Black Hats conference and curious reporters are going home because they were banned from the event.
The situation seems to be ironical at the first sign, but it’s actually not. Although anyone connected to Defcon and Black Hat networks knew they can expect some tricks, private press network was a different talk. The smart journalists are about to face federal charges for what may look like joke, but on the other hand it’s a crime; and it’s not matter if it happened on playground of hackers.