This story rather annoyed me not just because the reporter doesn't know the difference between "cracker" and "hacker" but the fact that there was really no talent involved really did it for me. Just about any Joe Smith with a few brains could have done this. You don't have to be a super nerd to figure it out.
I found the story interesting but how do reporters consider this news? In other news "Childs tooth falls out!" :-/ You also have to wonder about the admins of that network too. I have no doubt they are the narrow-minded MCSE ones.
Thats my rant finished