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In the Realm of the Hackers (2003)

55 min | Documentary

In the late 1980s two Melbourne teenage computer hackers known as Electron and Phoenix stole a restricted computer security list called 'Zardoz' and used it to break into some of the world's most classified and supposedly secure computer ...See moreIn the late 1980s two Melbourne teenage computer hackers known as Electron and Phoenix stole a restricted computer security list called 'Zardoz' and used it to break into some of the world's most classified and supposedly secure computer systems. So fast and widespread was the attack no-one could work out how it had happened, until one of the hackers called the New York Times to brag about it. Ten years after their arrest, this dramatized documentary reveals not only how they did it but why, taking us headlong into the clandestine, risky but intoxicating world of the computer underground. Written by Kevin Anderson See less
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May 29, 2003 (Australia)
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Ben Anderson
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Suzanne Barr
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Kathy Bowlen
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John Campbell
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Ken Day
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Ilya Djukic
KGB Officer KGB Officer   See fewer
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Suelette Dreyfus
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John Dyson
System Administrator System Administrator   See fewer
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Paul Edwards
NASA worker NASA worker   See fewer
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Michael Giacobbe
Teenage hacker Teenage hacker   See fewer
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Ernie Gray
Electron's father Electron's father   See fewer
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Rod Gray
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Peter Hawkins
System Administrator System Administrator   See fewer
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Margaret Hedt
West German policewoman West German policewoman   See fewer
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Ken Hunt
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Briannan King
Music student Music student   See fewer
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Joel Kohn
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John Markoff
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Stanley McGreagh
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John 'FuzzFace' McMahon
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Robert Menzies
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Daniel Niceski
Teenage hacker Teenage hacker   See fewer
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Charles Osborne
Electron aged 10 Electron aged 10   See fewer
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Sage Pennington
Electron's mother Electron's mother   See fewer
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Nathan Phillips
Phoenix Phoenix   See fewer
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Eugene Schlusser
West German policeman West German policeman   See fewer
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Jim Settle
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Patrick Siassios
Electron aged 2 Electron aged 2   See fewer
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Eugene Spafford
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Dan Spielman
Electron Electron   See fewer
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Alan Stone
Barrister Barrister   See fewer
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Ronald Tencati
Ronald Tencati Ronald Tencati   See fewer
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David Watson
Hagbard Hagbard   See fewer
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Suzy Withers
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Brian Wray
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7.1 / 10 | 111 votes