Burning Man hackers get burnt


Hundreds of entrepreneurial and impatient hackers have exploited a loophole to purchase early tickets to the Burning Man festival.

Geeks meddled with Ticketfly’s first-in-best-dressed system to jump the queue and push in ahead of the hordes hoping to attend the counter-cultural event.

The Cosmic Corporation, the event’s organiser, issued a statement saying it busted the 200 hackers and axed their tickets. “Approximately 200 people created a technical backdoor to the sale and made their way to the front of the line,” it says.


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