Friday, December 12, 2008

Hackers Help Destroy Brazilian Rainforest

"Hackers in Brazil have managed to break into the computerized system that tracks quotas for logging companies, allowing for the illegal logging and smuggling of nearly 1.7 million cubic meters of wood.

"They haven't gotten away with it, however, as Brazil has been trying to crack down on illegal logging. Now there are 107 companies being sued for $833 million. In addition, 202 people are facing prosecution, including 30 'ringleaders' who brought the hackers and logging companies together."

More at Gizmodo...

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