A girl was questioned by cops posing as FBI agents, because she wrote that (the title) in her blog:
They’d come to see her, they said, because of an entry in her blog titled, “Somebody Hacked the Gibson.” Moore and Walker wanted to know, what does that mean? Not much, Carter explained. “It’s from the movie, Hackers,” she says. “It’s a really, really dumb movie, and basically me and all my friends who are in the [computer] networking class, if someone does something really stupid or funny, they’re like, ‘Oh, you hacked the Gibson.’ It’s just a catch phrase among geeky kids, it’s not any secret code or anything.”
But they weren’t buying it, she says. “They said, ‘You need to elaborate on this. Hacking into a government system is a federal offense, and the person who did it will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, and we need to know. And if you don’t tell us everything you know right now, then we’re not going to be as friendly next time you talk to us.’
One, I’m so pleased that lines from the hackers are entering the vocabulary of more than just me. Two, it’s ridiculous that cops would pose ass FBI agents, three, this is just sort of a sad/funny story in general. Four, does anyone else see the lead agent from Hackers saying the same things as this other fake FBI agent?