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Haydn Patrick “Fats” Thomas – Notorious Derm Party Planner / MouthGuard Entrepeneur / and BFF of PJ Hairston is back – IN THE NEWS.
It seems “Fats” has added “admitted computer hacker” to his litany of occupational endeavors. Is there no end to what this dude is “into”? …. he was also a prolific renter / loaner-outer of high-end automobiles too as I recall?
Thanks a bunch to “Reader Dudley” for sending this one along. I mighta missed it otherwise. Keeping you’ans up-to-speed on the goings-on of Haydn Patrick Thomas is a responsibility I take seriously.
This one is officially “weird” even by “Fats” Standards. It seems “Haydn hacked” a USA Today reporter’s email in-flight from San Francisco to RDU. The reporter was working on a story about Apple and the i-phone encrytion issue.
Haydn hacked…. THEN after deplaning he / Fats approached the hackee to tell him he hacked him ?? Why did Fats do dat ??
No mention of whether Haydn / Fats tried to sell him a UNC Mouthguard, rent him a high-end car…. or invite the hackee to Fats’ next soiree. The hackee is decidedly un-AfAm so I’m doubting it was a soiree invite…. but ya never know with Ol’ Fats.
Have you got the visual of “Fats” tapping this skinny lil’ white fella on the shoulder… “Yo Dude, I just hacked all yo emails… Welcome to RDU!”
AS you can see…. Haydn Patrick “Fats” Thomas is referred to in the headline as “NC Felon”. I’m guessing “PJ’s BFF” woulda been confusing to most folks.
Frankly I’m not sure if this USA Today story is about ….“be careful when using in-flight WiFi” or ….“How I met an NC Felon named “Fats”? …. or ….“What happened to me recently at RDU Airport”.
AS with prior stories re: “Fats” I am left wondering what happened to the vowel between the “d” and the “n” in Haydn?.
Hacker who read columnist’s inflight email is N.C. felon
SAN FRANCISCO – The man who said he hacked a USA TODAY columnist’s inflight emails last week as he flew home to North Carolina is Haydn Patrick “Fats” Thomas.
In the column, Steven Petrow wrote about experiencing a loss of computer privacy up close and personal after an encounter with a hacker.
When Petrow was leaving his plane, fellow passenger Thomas approached him to ask if he was a reporter. Then he told Petrow he’d hacked into the American Airlines’ inflight Gogo Wi-Fi.
Thomas said he had read Petrow’s emails about a column he was writing on the Apple versus FBI case, including near word-for-word detail on a long email exchange.
Thomas, a party promoter and convicted felon in North Carolina, is currently on probation for drugs and weapons charges stemming from a December 2012 arrest.
Thomas had been the subject of reporting in USA TODAY in 2013 over his connection with rental cars lent to University of North Carolina basketball player P. J. Hairston. Hairston got several tickets while driving the cars.
Reached by phone, Thomas said he had no comment.