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Wiseguys Indicted in $25 Million Online Ticket Ring

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  1. HoNeYBiRD

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    A ring of ticket brokers has been indicted in connection to an elaborate hacking scheme that used bots and other fraudulent means to purchase more than 1 million tickets for concerts, sporting events and other events.

    The defendants made more than $25 million in profits from the resale of the tickets between 2002 and 2009.

    They allegedly purchased tickets to Miley Cyrus, Barbra Streisand, Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen concerts, as well as tickets to the Rose Bowl football game in 2006 and the 2007 Major League Baseball playoffs at Yankee Stadium.

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  2. Darkone

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    damn it i wish i thought of that. True black hatters
     
  3. HoNeYBiRD

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    actually they're not blackhatters, they're criminals :spank:
     
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    Yeam i'm sure the name 'Wiseguys' would bring no attention. ;)
     
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    i think this is just the tip of the iceberg - i am 100% certain this is the first of many brokers that will be going down... they where using bots and decaptcha systems possibly 5 or 6 years ago... what they are using now must be much more sophisticated
     
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    This shit is deep.
     
  7. HoNeYBiRD

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    indeed, i wouldn't like to be in their place now, maybe from 2002-2009 lol, but now...fuck no
     
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    Its all about knowing when to get out. Although most people let greed get to them, and won't quit before someone makes them quit.
     
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    wise guys.
     
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    its not really hacking... its just a captcha solver... doubt they will get any time
     
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    Sucks that they're being prosecuted for being smart/different. I don't see how any of that counts as fraud.
     
  12. HoNeYBiRD

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    yes, maybe it's not really hacking, but they are already busted
    operating botnets, wire fraud, impersonating...it's not too legal :rolleyes:
    i think they won't get away with a warning like this: you were a very, very bad boy and plz don't do it next time :D
     
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    This is just scalping taken to the next level right? maybe the way they did it that made it illegal (bots etc)
     
  14. HoNeYBiRD

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    yes, of course, the way illegal, but how you do this legally without bots & fraud in these sizes ($25 million profit in 7 years)?