A top secret security clearance requires an extensive background check, reference check, and sometimes a polygraph, but the moderator of the group approved Harbinger’s request to join without question.
From there, Harbinger connected with around 50 members of the group.
He then found a Linked In group for people with top secret security clearances that now has more than 9,500 members."I wanted to do it without breaking any laws, and ideally just with stretching the truth," he said.Marcia Hoffman, a lawyer with the Electronic Frontier Foundation at the time who is now in private practice, advised him in order to ensure he didn’t do anything illegal, such as impersonate a government employee."I’m actually going to be in Afghanistan," he’d write.
Jordan Harbinger, a dating coach based in Los Angeles, wanted to give a talk at the hacker convention Def Con.
He was in his living room chatting with two clients who happen to work for a massive defense corporation that contracts with the US military when the pair started blabbing about their top secret projects.