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.
Hackers Wanted (also known as Can You Hack It?) is a documentary directed and written by Sam Bozzo, Trigger Street Productions and narrated by Kevin Spacey. The documentary explores different subgroups of the hacker culture and how they affect our computerized world. Hackers Wanted includes a wide range of interviews with people from hacker, information security, law enforcement, higher education and journalist communities. It also includes a large segment covering the life, breakins, the arrest and sentencing of Adrian Lamo. Read more.
Hackers – Wizards of the Electronic Age is a PBS documentary directed by Fabrice Florin filmed at the first Hacker Conference that took place at the Headlands Institute Conference Center in 1984. The conference was organized as a result of Steven Levy's book 'Hackers – Heroes of the Computer Revolution' published the same year. The documentary explores the cultural phenomenon that helped launch a multi-billion dollar computer industry and changed the way people live, communicate, work and play. Read more.