From a small town in Romania, Guccifer skewered and glorified the power elite.
If Snowden perfectly fit the profile of geek crusader, Lehel, a stone-faced, disheveled man in a tight leather jacket, seemed an odd candidate for one of the world’s most notorious hackers. But Guccifer is to hacking what the Beatles are to rock and roll. He had predecessors, 4Chan cowboys like Anonymous and Sabu of LulzSec, but he’s changed the nature of hacking fame. Guccifer rose by exploiting the connections people make online to infiltrate the private lives of some of the most powerful people on Earth. He served up the results to the media, irresistible high-low raw material for an online news cycle driven by leaks and voyeurism and racked by anxiety over privacy.
What Is A Guccifer? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns
on Jan 27, 2014 -
A lot of people have nightmares about showing up to school or work naked. But hey, how about this one
? Brrrrrrrrr. (nsfw)
posted by miss lynnster
on Jan 6, 2009 -
The justice system at work.
A sitting Judge in Oklahoma has been removed from the bench for using a male enhancement pump, pleasuring himself and oiling his nether regions during court proceedings - including an August 2003 murder trial. At least he was awake during the proceedings, unlike other judges
posted by thatothrgirl
on Jun 24, 2004 -
The smoking gun
has the arrest report
for Jeffery Lee
the kid just arrested for releasing a variant of the blaster virus.
Without spoiling much it's safe to say the kids methods were idiotic , but it's a fascinating read on how the FBI caught this guy.
posted by bitdamaged
on Sep 2, 2003 -
: The testimony that Michael Jackson paid between $15 and $40 million to suppress.
posted by lagado
on Feb 13, 2003 -
? after reading this
, i figured the soprano fans here might want to start snooping into the personal lives of their favorite TV icons.
posted by donkeysuck
on Mar 6, 2001 -
Actually, seems like it was 4 or 5 years ago, but hey, it's still catchy. MP3 contained at link to TheSmokingGun.com
posted by daver
on Jan 23, 2001 -
The Smoking Gun
has a copy of the wedding video mentioned on Drudge with George W. Bush. Bush tries to be sarcastic and funny. I certainly wouldn't say he's obnoxious or drunk at all.
posted by gyc
on Aug 28, 2000 -