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.