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Adam Penenberg's career of writing phony hacker stories is finally catching up with him. According to a July 17, 2000 Washington Post story, a grand jury investigating the H4CK1NG FOR G1RL13Z' assault on the New York Times asked Penenberg to testify that his Forbes story on the gang that claims to have done it was truthful.

Forbes' lawyer advised Penenberg to testify. Penenberg quit and hired his own lawyer, instead. Then he told the media he was quitting because Forbes wanted him to reveal his sources to the feds. Forbes denies this.

What is so ironic about the Penenberg affair is that he made a name for himself by outing another reporter of phony hacker stories, Stephen Glass. Last we heard, Glass was studying to be a lawyer. We wonder what Penenberg's new occupation is going to be?

Jay Dyson , AKA Cancer Omega, says the news story about him being fired from his NASA job on account of the publicity about his apparent association with the Hacking for Girliez gang is false.

Dyson seems to have a lot of trouble with news stories about him. A Forbes magazine story claimed Dyson was threatening an underage teenager (a member of the Hagis gang). The story included a photograph of Dyson brandishing a gun which he supposedly was going to use to wreak revenge on this kid. The reporter responsible for the story? Adam Penenberg. This sort of stuff is guaranteed to make just about any employer nervous. If we were in Dyson's shoes we would shut up and keep our weapons locked up next time a reporter comes calling. More about Hacking for Girliez--->>

Expert warns against hiring security experts who may have been involved in computer crime. Why are we not surprised that the folks at @Stake (who have funded the L0pht gang) act sooo defensive about this?)

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