After collecting cobwebs in a studio vault for the better part of a decade, an unreleased documentary on the 2003 hacking scene leaked onto the Pirate Bay Thursday.
Narrated by actor Kevin Spacey, the 90-minute Hackers Wanted follows the exploits of Adrian Lamo, who pleaded guilty in 2004 to cracking the internal network of The New York Times. The film was produced by Spacey’s Trigger Street production company, and includes interviews with Kevin Rose and Steve Wozniak.
Lamo says the film had been bogged down by conflicts among the producers and crew. “It’s ironic that a film about overcoming barriers, about new technologies, about thinking differently, had to come to the public eye by being hacked out of the hands of people who, after making a film about the free flow of information, tried to lock away that information forever,” says Lamo. “The truth tends to itself.”
Source: www.wired .com
Here’s the description along with a link to the download. Enjoy!
Hackers Wanted (2008)
This film explores the origin of true hackers vs. today’s computer criminalsby following the adventures of Adrian Lamo and other well-intentioned hackers,who found security holes and pointed them out so they might be fixed, only toeventually be arrested. Commonly thought of as computer criminals and vandals,a true hacker is an innovative thinker able to “hack” himself out of a givenproblem or situation, whether it be computer related or not. Historically,hackers have accounted for mankind’s greatest inventions and discoveries andyet have repeatedly been persecuted for their new ideas by the powerful andfearful. Experts on cyber-terrorism also examine our societal view of the hackerand debate as to whether or not we should recruit and utilize the skills of thehelpful hackers to fight future cyber-wars, instead of continuing to punish whatwe do not understand.
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