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Hackers Selling Code Exploits to Governments

Nicole Perlroth and David E. Sanger for The New York Times:

On the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta, two Italian hackers have been searching for bugs — not the island’s many beetle varieties, but secret flaws in computer code that governments pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to learn about and exploit.

During the Cold War, we had James Bond. Today’s spies do their work between sessions of Call of Duty, while eating Kraft Dinners bought by their mothers.