E22 – A History of Hackers and Digital Heists

“Don’t wallow in failure, instead learn from it.” – Bill Gates

Episode 22 – in our Season 2 finale, Devin Clark (see Episode 6 – The Great Emu War of 1932) returns to the podcast! Recorded virtually from the midst of the great 2020 lockdown, Erik and Devin dive into the history of hackers: everything from John “Captain Crunch” Draper and the Morris Worm to the Stuxnet Virus and the infamous Carbanak Digital Heist!

Music and Audio Clips from: “Tron: Legacy” – ‘Son of Flynn’ by Daft Punk (2010), “NCIS” (2003), “The Matrix” – ‘Clubbed to Death’ by Rob Dougan (1999), “Hackers” (1995), “Aliens” (1986), “Weird Science” (1985), “War Games” (1983)

*Also be sure to check out the original blog article on the 15 Most Infamous Cyber Heists of All Time!  (2015)

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Erik Slader

Erik Slader is the creator of “Epik Fails of History” a blog (and podcast) about the most epic fails… of history. With Ben Thompson, Erik is the co-author of the Epic Fails middle grade book series, including The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving Into History and The Race to Space: Countdown to Liftoff. His latest book, “2299” is a sci-fi / noir novella. Erik is also an editor on Podcasters Assemble and a co-host on 2 Young 4 This Trek, as well as a contributor to Geek to Geek Media and ComicZombie.net! He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Media, once managed a comic book shop, has a weakness for fancy coffee as well as retro video games, and currently lives in Green Cove Springs, Florida with too many cats.

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