It's gotta be embarrassing when an undercover reporter's cover is blown, especially when said reporter was hacked by the hackers she was trying to hack.
But that's what happened to Michelle Madigan when she tried to dig up some dirt on the attendees of DEFCON 2007, a conference devoted to the more "underground" elements of geekiness.
The DEFCON folks were tipped off by their own mole in the Dateline NBC camp. Madigan was reportedly under surveillance by the group from the time she left to attend the conference.
Unfortunately, her ejection from the event reduced the headcount of attractive women by 100%.