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Wisconsin Hacker History

Understanding and honoring our hacker past is as important as the present and future! Enjoy these tidbits as we expand and evolve our database:

The 414s (one member attending CYPHERCON 2016, visit the wisconsin hacker history booth)

The 414s were a group of friends and hackers who broke into dozens of high-profile computer systems, including ones at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Security Pacific Bank, in the early 1980s. More information:

Check out their Documentary: The 414s: The Original Teenage Hackers at

Ward Christensen (born October 23, 1945 in West Bend, Wisconsin) is the co-founder of the CBBS bulletin board, ...

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