Geeks vs. G-Men

A virtual shooting war breaks out between hackers and the FBI. Are the kids really worth the trouble?

For the co-founder of the hacker group Global Hell, it was not the best of mornings. Chad Davis, 19, of Green Bay, Wis., had heard that the FBI had raided the homes of some of the more rambunctious members of his cybergang, better known on the Internet as gH. Davis (a.k.a. MindPhasr) also knew that within hours of those raids a retaliatory attack had taken the official FBI website out of action. But this was Saturday, three days later, and Davis assumed that the heat had passed. "I really wasn't expecting it to happen to me," he says.

It happened...

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