DSL Modem Hacking in Brazil = Hookers?

A huge and widespread hacking scheme in Brazil that involved 40 malicious DNS servers and up to half of some Brazilian ISPs customers was revealed at the Virus Bulletin Conference in Dallas, TX last week. It was a very far-reaching effort, and as usual the motivation was money - and for at least one of the hackers, prostitutes. The details read like a crime or spy novel, and even if you don't necessarily know what all the terms refer to, you can still get a sense of the scope of the thing and the sheer chutzpah involved.