FTC Hired Hacker to Help With Privacy Issues

Posted by HardOCP News 3:54 PM (CST)

Thursday November 18, 2010

It looks like the Federal Trade Commission learned the hard way that hiring hackers probably isn’t the smartest thing in the world.

Given this history, he was surprised when the Federal Trade Commission offered him a job in 2009. Soghoian, 29, was the first of a handful of technologists the agency recruited to investigate corporations for violating consumers' privacy.