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Mahalo: Our hacker employee is no threat to your privacy

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March 5, 2009
Cyberthreats
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Mahalo CEO Jason Calacanis sent an e-mail Thursday to his followers (also posted on his blog, and worth a read) disclosing that his company mistakenly hired a man convicted of computer crimes but who hasn’t yet served his sentence. To retell Calacanis’ story with a critical slant, his employee was caught (unusual for hackers) after launching a botnet attack that didn’t work. And then he lied–or omitted the telling–about his conviction when he was interviewing at Mahalo. [CNet]