Scalpers Charged With Swarming Online Ticketers So You Couldn't See Hannah Montana

The feds charged four guys in Nevada with hitting online ticket sellers with tons of simultaneous requests, snapping up tickets and then scalping tickets to shows like Hannah Montana and Bruce Springstein. Their company, “Wiseguy Tickets,” hired a Bulgarian programmer to bumrush the sites of Ticketmaster, Livenation and MLB and outsmart their crappy CAPTCHA systems to grab up all the prime seats. Hm, I wonder what the first clue was for investigators…

Feds say ‘Wiseguy Tickets’ illegally got millions of concert tickets for resale [NJ.com] (Thanks to Merc2k3!)