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Australian Federal Police Officer
Suzanne Barr ...
Australian Federal Police Officer
Kathy Bowlen ...
Newsreader
John Campbell ...
Australian Federal Police Officer
Ken Day ...
Himself
Ilya Djukic ...
KGB Officer
Suelette Dreyfus ...
Herself
John Dyson ...
System Administrator
Paul Edwards ...
NASA worker
Michael Giacobbe ...
Teenage hacker
Ernie Gray ...
Electron's father
Rod Gray ...
NASA worker
Peter Hawkins ...
System Administrator
Margaret Hedt ...
West German policewoman
Ken Hunt ...
Himself
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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 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

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The story of Australian teenagers who hacked into some of the most secure computer networks in the world from their suburban bedrooms.

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"Mendax" was Julian Assange. He helped Suelette Dreyfus research the book this documentary is based on. See more »

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