E22 – A History of Hackers and Digital Heists

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 an author, podcaster, and full-time nerd. He’s the co-author of the “Epic Fails” book series (The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving Into History, The Age of Exploration: Totally Getting Lost, etc) and the creator of Epik Fails of History, a podcast and blog about the most epic fails… of history. He’s also a co-host on 2 Young 4 This Trek: A Star Trek Podcast, and an editor / frequent contributor on Podcasters Assemble – where this season they’re counting down to “Godzilla vs Kong”!

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