Michelle Madigan, Associate Producer for Dateline NBC was caught reporting undercover and breaking convention rules at the 15th annual Defcon, the world's largest annual hacker convention.
Dateline NBC's goal was to secretly record hackers admitting to felonies. According to "Priest", a senior Defcon staffer, Dateline also wanted to videotape a federal agent going up on stage and then broadcast it on national television.
"It just really isn't cool to do that," Priest said, adding that criminals or terrorists could recognize the agent if they were to travel overseas.
Defcon's security team wasn't going to let that happen and hatched a plan to turn the hunter into the hunted.
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