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The Man Who Hacked Hollywood
Written by David Kushner, GQ
April 24th, 2012
They've become a part of the pop-culture landscape: sexy, private shots of celebrities (your Scarletts, your Milas) stolen from their phones and e-mail accounts. They're also the center of an entire stealth industry. For the man recently arrested in the b
Undercover Anarchist
Written by David Kushner, Rolling Stone
March 1st, 2012
What happens when a cop falls in love with the radicals he's spying on? Mark Kennedy found out the hard way.
The Hacker is Watching
Written by David Kushner, GQ
January 17th, 2012
Every online scam begins more or less the same—a random e-mail, a sketchy attachment. But every so often, a new type of hacker comes along. Someone who rewrites the rules, not just the code. He secretly burrows his way into your hard drive, then into your
Murder By Text
Written by David Kushner, Vanity Fair
October 28th, 2011
Kim Proctor was no different than your ordinary teenage girl. Easily hurt by insults and just as easily swayed by compliments, she dwelled in an angsty purgatory familiar to most adolescents. But when Kim went from average kid to missing girl, her storyli
The All-American Bank Heist
Written by David Kushner, GQ
October 1st, 2010
It's a weekly occurence these days: the kooky bank robbery as seen on the local news. But every so often along comes a scheme of such ingenuity, such precision, that you can't help but stop and appreciate the craftsmanship. This is the tale of the fall
A Simple Scheme to Rob 45,700,000 People
Written by David Kushner, Boston Magazine
April 2nd, 2010
Three years ago a group of computer geeks slipped into the servers at Framingham-based TJX — the parent company of T. J. Maxx — and orchestrated the world’s biggest identity heist. Now, as the hackers head to prison and the secrets of their scam are revea
The Boy Who Heard Too Much
Written by David Kushner, Rolling Stone
August 25th, 2009
He was a 14-year-old blind kid, angry and alone. Then he discovered that he possessed a strange and fearsome superpower - one that put him in the cross hairs of the FBI
Drug-Sub Culture
Written by David Kushner, New York Times Magazine
April 26th, 2009
The latest way to move cocaine out of Colombia? Underwater.
Password: Charlie
Written by David Kushner, Wired
June 1st, 2007
A password. 7 simple letters. A hacker's lucky guess. And suddenly the frontman for Linkin Park was living a nightmare. Finding the stalker would become a matter of national security.
Grand Death Auto
Written by David Kushner, Salon
February 22nd, 2005
Two kids, 13 and 15, killed an innocent highway motorist. Was a violent computer game responsible -- or their sad lives?