How teens tapped into Pentagon By BOB NORBERG Santa Rosa Press Democrat staff writer http://www.pressdemo.com Two small Santa Rosa Internet companies have found themselves in the center of a maelstrom, with computer experts from the FBI, the Pentagon and the National Security Council using them as a base to crack what may be the largest computer hacking case ever in the United States. Since mid-January, two high school sophomores from Cloverdale are suspected of using Sonic Interconnect and NetDex Inc., two Santa Rosa companies that provide Internet access, to illegally and methodically access virtually hundreds of computers in the Pentagon, on military bases, in defense laboratories and in universities. [Snip..] Investigators arrive Zane said he continued tracking the hackers, with help from the FBI, which had its entire 10-man computer investigation team on the case, and consultants from the National Security Council and the Pentagon. Two weeks ago, those federal experts spent considerable time at Sonic and NetDex working on the case. Sonic officials said they couldn't confirm their involvement, nor comment on the case. [Snip..] Most often, the experts say, hackers work in small groups that communicate through Internet discussion and some may not even know each other personally. Often, they are frequent participants in three-dimensional role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons or the Ultima online game. More stereotyping. Many kids play Dungeons and Dragons, not just hackers.