The 21-year old computer whiz whose legal tussle with Sony triggered one of the largest assaults by the hacker community on a single company has found himself a steady job – with Facebook.George Hotz became a star among hackers under the internet pseudonym name GeoHot when he "unlocked" Apple's iPhone and then the Sony PlayStation games console. He posted details of how to alter software on the devices so that tech-savvy users could use them for unauthorized games and other applications. Facebook swooped to hire Mr Hotz last month, just weeks after he settled the lawsuit from Sony that so enraged fellow hackers that they launched an attack on the company that has cost it tens of millions of dollars to date.(http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/facebook-hires-hacker-who-started-sony-war-2304075.html)
Chris Putnam built some annoying worm-like pranks that spread like wildfire from Facebook profile to Facebook profile. He was a student at Georgia Southern University looking for something fun to do. He also built a hack that made Facebook profiles look like horrible MySpace profiles when you'd view an infected profile. Dustin Moskovitz at Facebook contacted Putnam with a friendly, but slightly peeved tone. They continued talking for a month or so. Before he knew it, Putnam was in an interview with Moskovitz and was offered a job. (http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-just-hired-george-hotz-2011-6)
Those two stories show that even “the biggest ones” do not hesitate to use the proficient knowledge of young, enthusiastic and well-practiced software experts. They are the ones who can show what would be the best way to SECURE, WITHOUT POSSIBILITY TO BE DISCOVERED report on cases of detention or even providing the information where the victims have been seen the last time, what happened and even where they could be found.
Side effect: less illegal attempts of teh hired hacker :-)