Thursday, February 4, 2010

1980s Movie Hackers

The 1980s included the seminal hacker movie WarGames (1983), featuring Matthew Broderick as David Lightman, a young hacker who accidentally hacks into a military computer which could result in a nuclear armageddon. Another eleven movies are included on the list from the 1980s including another appearance by Matthew Broderick as the eponymous hero of Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) where he remotely deletes records of his absences from the school computer. Highlights of hacker movies from this decade include a salami slicing attack featured in Superman III (1983), and hacking into ATMs in Prime Risk (1985).

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan James T. Kirk
Tron Kevin Flynn
Superman III Gus Gorman
WarGames David Lightman
Prime Risk Julie Collins
Real Genius Lazlo Hollyfeld
Weird Science Gary Wallace & Wyatt Donnelly
Jumpin' Jack Flash Marty Phillips
Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferris Bueller
Terminal Entry Bob
Bellman and True Hiller
Die Hard Theo

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