Ever lose your chance to purchase those ever important, once in a lifetime Miley Cyrus tickets?
Blame Wiseguys! They found a way to game the reCaptcha system by generating fake requests on Facebook to obtain the captcha IDs. They obtained all the system captchas, solved them, and then used a massive botnet to purchase tickets to music and sporting events. Genius.
One thing that I notice decidedly low tech about this is that they used cutouts to actually make the ticket purchases. If not for the reselling, this could potentially have been marketed as a service for people who wanted to get great seats. As in: subscribe with us and we’ll get you in the queue to get a better shot at premium tickets than you’d have otherwise. Instead of doing something useful (and questionably legal) they just crossed clear over the line to do something patently illegal.
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