The kid hackers who starred in a real-life WarGames - THE TELEGRAPH
They didn't start World War 3, but in 1983 a group of tech-savvy boys introduced a petrified world to cyber-crime. What became of the original teen hackers?
Among the tens of thousands of kids who saw WarGames, when it opened in June 1983, were 17 year old Neal Patrick and 20 year old Timothy Winslow from Milwaukee. Like the classic film’s lead character, played by Matthew Broderick, they were nice middle class kids from the American suburbs who were lucky enough...
I hacked into a nuclear facility in the '80s. You're welcome. - CNN
"I can't remember exactly when my teenage fascination with computers collided with the federal government, but I will never forget the morning in 1983 when two FBI agents showed up on my parents' doorstep.
I had gone to bed around 4 or 5 a.m. after spending hours on my computer..."
Bringing a Short to Sundance: A Diary from the Director of The 414s: The Original Teenage Hackers - Filmmaker Magazine
"My name is Michael T. Vollmann; I am the director of the Sundance short The 414s: The Original Teenage Hackers and this is my first trip to Sundance — I have absolutely no idea what to expect! I hear there are mountains involved, mega enormous celebrity sightings and..."