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    the 414s: the original teenage hackers

    A short documentary by Michael T. Vollmann explores the birth, the exploits, and the eventual demise of The 414s - a hacker group active in the early 1980s until the summer of 1983. The documentary offers an interesting look into the early innocent days of hacking, especially just how influential the movie Wargames was to bring mainstream recognition. At the same time, the ease with which The 414s could penetrate even the more sensitive computers and the lack of laws to prosecute the adult members of the group resulted in the series of laws including the infamous Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) of 1986. Read more.

    the day of the technopath

    A documentary on the emerging threats to the computer security in the 1980s. The documentary explores popular viruses and computer intrusions of the era. Read more.

    american greed - cybercrime

    American Greed - Cybercrime episode about carding and the crimes of Max Ray Butler. Read more.

    tiger team - 24 karat caper

    In the second episode of CourtTV's original television series Tiger Team a team of security professionals break into a jeweler office serving Hollywood's elite. Read more.


    A collection of media artifacts covering the hacking culture. It currently includes a few dozen handpicked documentaries and television shows on the subject.


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