Wired, always a source for amusement and interesting literature, just carried a story on a "hacker" (the magazine's use of the term equates to "criminal") who attempted to dominate the market in stolen credit cards. It's a neat story about an unsavory character who is not going to get enough prison time.
If you are too busy to read it, here is a synopsis:
Once upon a time, there lived in a far away land an evil dark lord. He lived in a dark castle with all kinds of dark objects around him. His most priced possession was the Mirror of Omniscience, which let him see into the lives of everyone else in the kingdom. His highest ambition was to take over the world and become ruler over all the land.
Luckily, there was a handsome and strong prince who wanted to preserve the beauty and way of life in this delightful communist enclave. The prince was deeply in love with the most beautiful woman in the whole kingdom. However, the dark lord had imprisoned her soul in his dark castle. So, the handsome prince set out to rescue her and save the kingdom from the impending disaster.
and the handsome prince broke the Mirror of Omniscience, and they all lived happily ever after.