[ISN] Comedian sneaks into US State department

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 01:16:52 -0500 (CDT)

08 May 2009

Comedian Armando Iannucci got past security guards at the US State 
department in Washington with a pass which "could have been produced by 
a child", in what he described as "probably international espionage".

Mr Iannucci was researching his latest film, the US-British political 
drama 'In the Loop', when he visited the department's headquarters in 
the Foggy Bottom neighbourhood of the US political capital.

The identification he had with him was an amateurish BBC pass with his 
face show by a print out of a picture of him from the internet.

He flashed the card at the guards in the main reception of the building, 
said he had an appointment and was waved through.

The comedian then spent an hour walking around the building taking 
photographs, which were later used to help with the set designs for the 


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