yeah, all of my friends who are high-paid security consultants and semi-prestigious academics must be figments of my imagination. those ph.d. classes in computer science must have been taught by the complete idiots who just couldn't hack it in a serious environment.
i know some black hats too, with a few really harrowing stories to tell, but none of them have ever involved being abducted by shadowy groups (well, apart from going to prison after a farcical trial, but that's not what you meant…).
kidnapping and imprisonment is the best way to cut someone's intellectual productivity to nearly zero. why bother? pay them instead, or use soft coercion ("we know you did X, so you should consider doing Y for us, or someone will find out.").
cyberpunk novels are interesting and fun reads, but they're still fiction.