Beto O’Rourke outed as Cult of Dead Cow member, phreaker and writer of screeds

Beto O’Rourke used to be part of the United States’ oldest hacking group, something he and former members kept under wraps until now, the former representative from El Paso, Texas said in an interview with Reuters. O’Rourke announced his bid for the presidency yesterday. It’s unclear what kind of hacking behavior O’Rourke engaged in with the “Cult of the Dead Cow” (CDC) hacktivist group throughout the ‘90s, which was named after an abandoned slaughterhouse in Texas. But CDC became influential for breaking into Microsoft Windows computers and writing code to help others do so as well. It’s not all that surprising that the Fugazi-loving, skateboarding, former rep who fought for net neutrality and live-streamed a sit in on the House floor... Continue reading…

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Fri 15 Mar 19 from Engadget

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Fri 15 Mar 19 from TechCrunch

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Fri 15 Mar 19 from Fastcompany Tech

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