In the Realm of the Hackers

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In The Realm of the Hackers
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'A wild ride that takes us headlong into the risky but intoxicating world of the computer underground.' Robert Damian, Sundance
Directed byKevin Anderson ACS
Written byKevin Anderson ACS
Produced byFranco di Chiera
StarringDan Spielman
Nathan Phillips
Ernie Gray
Suelette Dreyfus
Narrated byRobert Menzies
CinematographyKevin Anderson ACS
Edited byUri Mizrahi
Music byAl Mullins, Janine de Lorenzo
Distributed byFilm Australia
Release date
  • 2003 (2003)
Running time
55 minutes

In The Realm of the Hackers is a 2003 Australian documentary directed by Kevin Anderson[1][2] about the prominent hacker community, centered in Melbourne, Australia in the late 1980s until early 1990. The storyline is centered on the Australian teenagers going by the hacker names "Electron" and "Phoenix",[3] who were members of an elite computer hacking group called 'The Realm' and hacked into some of the most secure computer networks in the world, including those of the US Naval Research Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a government lab charged with the security of the US nuclear stockpile, and NASA. The film runs for 55 minutes and was inspired by the book Underground, by Melbourne-based writer and academic Suelette Dreyfus.[4]

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  1. ^ "On the trail of hackers anonymous". The Age, 22 May 2003
  2. ^ "In The Realm Of The Hackers". Variety, 24 June 2002, David Stratton
  3. ^ William Webb (10 October 2013). You've Been Hacked: 15 Hackers You Hope Your Computer Never Meets. Absolute Crime. p. 9. GGKEY:KR2XN27LHQQ.
  4. ^ Nathan Cochrane (20 May 2003). "Breaking into The Realm". The Age.

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