Our 2007 list of top turkeys begins with the guy who tried to hire hackers to change his college GPA. Faithful
readers may remember
, the congressional aide who penned the following e-mail:
"I need to urgently make contact with a hacker that would be interested in doing a one-time job for me. The pay would be good. I'm not sure what exactly the job would entail with respect to computer jargon, but I can go into rough detail upon making contact with a candidate."
Unfortunately, he sent it to the wrong place, and the recipients toyed with Shriber before exposing his efforts to the world. Was he fired?