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Before Snowcrash, before Ghost in the Shell

There was 1990's Cyberpunk documentary (SLYT)
posted by I-baLL on May 2, 2016 - 25 comments

Green Dam Youth Escort

"During his civil lawsuit against the People's Republic of China, Brian Milburn says he never once saw one of the country's lawyers. He read no court documents from China's attorneys because they filed none. The voluminous case record at the U.S. District courthouse in Santa Ana contains a single communication from China: a curt letter to the U.S. State Department, urging that the suit be dismissed. That doesn't mean Milburn's adversary had no contact with him." [China Mafia-Style Hack Attack Drives California Firm to Brink]
posted by vidur on Nov 28, 2012 - 12 comments

How to care for you brand new hacker.

How to care for you brand new hacker. [via memepool. Quicktime movie, 3.1M. Astoundingly accurate.
posted by plinth on Sep 29, 2000 - 12 comments

Feds seize Cuban Hacker

Feds seize Cuban Hacker in a raid early morning this weekend. 6 year old Elian Gonzalez was arrested for hacking Microsoft. c4str0 oWnz j00 d4d! Check out this hilarious spoof.
posted by da5id on Apr 24, 2000 - 0 comments

Canada arrests hacker' father.

Canada arrests hacker' father. Strange, I don't recall anything like this ever happening. Your thoughts?
posted by tiaka on Apr 21, 2000 - 7 comments

They bagged the kid who was responsible

They bagged the kid who was responsible for all those Denial-of-Service attacks a couple of months ago. He's Canadian.

Here's an interesting legal question: could the US extradite him? The crimes were committed in the US, but he was in Canada at the time he did it, since he worked through the Internet. Whose laws apply?

(By the way, I've seen no indication that the US is considering extradition; I was just curious whether they could extradite him.)
posted by Steven Den Beste on Apr 19, 2000 - 18 comments

Last night Kevin Mitnick was on 60 minutes (the gist of the interview is quoted here), and I have to say he came off as an utterly harmless geek. He was an information junkie that enjoyed the challenge of cracking firewalls. He never profited from his activities and the affected companies made up their monetary losses. It's a shame he was forced to waste away in prison instead of offer his security expertise to the affected companies.
posted by mathowie on Jan 24, 2000 - 1 comment

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