SCENE: Early morning. College campus, student center. JOE and TED sit in folding chairs behind a card table with a sign taped in front: "Job Recruiters." JOE and TED are big men, arms folded, clean cut, dark suits. LARRY, an older student, approaches.
LARRY: What's the gig?
JOE: We're with the FBI. We're looking for recruits who know a lot about computers.
LARRY: Sure, I know a lot about computers.
TED: Do you know anything about security vulnerabilities on the Net?
LARRY: I know Windows is full of them.
JOE: Would you be willing to take some tests at FBI headquarters?
LARRY: You mean like push-ups and shooting guns, that kind of thing?
TED: Something like that.
LARRY: I'd love to help you out, but I've got a job with Google as soon as I graduate.
SCENE: Late afternoon. A high school gymnasium. JOE and TED sit in folding chairs behind a card table, under a sign that says "Career Day." JAYSON, a young student, approaches.
JAYSON: Who are you?
JOE: We're with the FBI. We're looking for special kids who know a lot about computers.
JAYSON: I know about computers.
TED: Do you know about the bad men who do bad things on the Internet?
JAYSON: Is that a trick question?
JOE: Do you know how to write software?
JAYSON: Nothing pretty, but I can throw down some code.
JOE: Do you know what a Trojan horse is?
JAYSON: You mean, like, Greeks bearing gifts, that Homer stuff?
TED: No, like a virus or a worm.
JAYSON: And the reason I would admit to writing an Internet worm is ... ?
JOE: Cybercrime is getting out of hand. The FBI needs help keeping up with the increasing fraud and threats.
JAYSON: You're in luck. After school, I run an Internet security company. Me and my homies can fix you right up. Here's my card. But I warn you, we don't come cheap.
SCENE: Midday. Middle school playground. JOE and TED, in sunglasses, sit on folding chairs behind a card table at the far end of the playground. ALEXIS, a young girl, approaches.
ALEXIS: What are you doing here?
JOE: We're with the FBI. We're looking for special kids who know something about computers.
ALEXIS: My sister and I run a video Web site for our friends.
TED: Do you know about the mean men on the Internet?
ALEXIS: Like AOL and the music industry?
JOE: No, like bad men who send bad things into your computer over the Internet.
ALEXIS: Our firewall filters most of that junk.
TED: Would you be willing to go to Washington?
ALEXIS: Lunchtime is almost over. I've got to get back to class. Nice talking with you. Bye.
If you've got the right stuff, and you know a phishing scheme from a fly rod, the FBI is looking for you. If you've got an industry tip, send it to email@example.com, or call 516-562-5326.
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