A Tale From the Early Days Of Busting Hackers
This story originally aired on January 13, 2018.
In the late 90s and early 2000s, a lot of people were still figuring out this whole internet business.
As is often the case, way out ahead of the learning curve were the cyber-criminals, and law enforcement had some catching up to do.
The FBI often relied on the knowledge of private security professionals. So in 2000, they contacted a Seattle expert named Ray Pompon, and recruited him to go undercover as part of a sting operation. Pompon shared his story with host Gabriel Spitzer.