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    unauthorized access

    Unauthorized Access is a documentary produced by Annaliza Savage in 1994. Shot in 15 cities and 4 countries, this documentary offers an impressive array of topics dealing with hacking culture. Read more.

    hackers 95

    Hackers 95 is an independent documentary by Phone-E and RF Burns shot during the summer of 1995. The documentary covers hacker happenings during that summer including Summercon and Defcon III. There are plenty of interviews and random clips from these two conferences. The documentary also includes a separate segment on Area 51 as well as a Secret Service press release on Operation Cybersnare. Read more.

    hack attack

    A 1994 Yorkshire Television Production for Discovery Channel documentary - Hacker Attack, is a well balanced account of the hacker, security, and electronic crime worlds in late 80s and early 90s. It begins by featuring Mark Abene incarcerated in Schuylkill talking about his views on hacking and the story of MoD. Emmanuel Goldstein is displayed throughout the documentary talking about the hacker community during 2600 meetings and on the Off the Hook radio show. Next 'Hacker Attack' turns to the darker side of hacking when we jump into unmarked NYPD surveillance van to track down cloned cellular phones. There is an extensive coverage of credit card fraud, high tech robbery, and industrial espionage. At last we can watch Winn Schwartau and Dan Farmer talk about threats to our financial and military infrastructures. Throughout the documentary, there are snippets of anonymous hackers breaking into various computer systems. Read more.

    i am rebel: phreaks and geeks

    A documentary produced by National Geographic about the life and exploits of Kevin Mitnick. The documentary features a number of interviews ranging from book authors, journalists, friends and an addiction specialist who worked with Kevin. Read more.

    digital desperado

    CNN Time interview with Justin Petersen aka Agent Steal. Justin was an FBI informant. He helped the FBI to build criminal cases against Kevin Poulsen and later Kevin Mitnick. He caused a controversy when the FBI turned a blind eye on Agent Steal's continued hacking and credit card fraud activities even when working as an informant. Eventually he became a fugitive when his former associate, Ron Austin, sent implicating information to the FBI. Read more.

    disinformation

    Great documentary featuring CDC (Cult of the Dead Cow). It offers a revealing view of security industry and hacker culture in the late 90s. There is also plenty of discussion on Back Orifice and its impact on the security industry. Read more.

    the dutch hacker video

    A video recording produced by the 2600 Magazine showing an attack on a US Army computer during the summer of 1991. Read more.

    hacks

    Hacks is an English and German language documentary by Christine Bader. It was shot over a period of four years, starting in 1993 and released in 1997. This documentary deals with social aspects of hacking by covering not only the more traditional “computer” hacks, but expanding the definition to the realms of society, politics, environment, and art. Read more.

    hackers: computer outlaws

    A TLC documentary about computer hackers. It covers some of the most famous hackers such as Steve Wozniak, John Draper, and Kevin Mitnick. This documentary offers a historical perspective on hackers advancing from the age of telephones with Captain Crunch to the age of computers with Woz and at last to the age of information with Kevin Mitnick. Read more.

    new york city hackers

    New York City Hackers is an independent documentary by Stig-Lennart Sorensen released in the year 2000. Most of the filming occurs in in New York at the H2K conference, 2600 meeting and an Off the Hook radio show. There is also a coverage of the original MIT hackers from the TMRC club. Read more.



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