Companies, authorities fawn over informatics whiz
By Dan Goodin in San Francisco for The Register
2nd March 2009
Software companies and government officials in Italy are falling over themselves to recruit a 22-year-old hacker serving a three-year prison sentence for electronic fraud.
Gabriel Bogdan Ionescu, who is incarcerated at the Bassone Penitentiary in Como in northern Italy, has already been admitted to that country's prestigious Polytechnic University of Milano, thanks to help from Italian authorities. Now a security company called Way-Log has offered him a part-time job, according to news reports.
It seems that interest in the convicted hacker was stoked by his impressive performance since taking the university's admission exam in October. He finished the test in a record one hour and 20 minutes and received the highest score in the history of the faculty. More recently, Ionescu received maximum scores on two student exams.Full article