35 years ago today, Zero Cool hacked all those banks across state lines. From his house. Crashed 1,5071 systems in one day. Biggest crash in history. Front page New York Times, August 10, 1988.

hackers is a 1995 American crime thriller film directed by Iain Softley and starring Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Jesse Bradford, Matthew Lillard, Laurence Mason, Renoly Santiago, Lorraine Bracco, and Fisher Stevens. The film follows a group of high school hackers and their involvement in an attempted theft. Made in the mid-1990s when the Internet was just starting to become popular among the general public, it reflects the ideals laid out in the Hacker Manifesto quoted in the film: “This is our world now…the world of the electron and the switch…We exist without skin color, without nationality, without religious bias…and you call us criminals…Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of curiosity.” The film received mixed reviews from critics, and underperformed at the box office upon release, but has gone on to achieve cult classic status. 1

Front page New York Times, August 10, 1988.
Front page New York Times, August 10, 1988.
Hackers (1995) - I was Zero Cool
Hackers (1995) - I was Zero Cool

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  1. Hackers - from Wikipedia
  2. Jonny Lee Miller
  3. Angelina Jolie
  4. Fisher Stevens


  1. From Wikipedia.