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Re: <nettime> What were the first instances of hacking 4
Gabriella "Biella" Coleman on Wed, 6 Jul 2016 20:34:39 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> What were the first instances of hacking 4

Hi Steve,

Thanks for raising this example. I am briefly mentioning it ... as it is
similar to what happened with ASC law... and am familiar with the case
as I used to be part of the OPG. But still the difference it was not
hackers mucking about as had been the case with ACS law. It also was
significant for giving a sense of just what an email leak could offer
but people were thankfully protected for the reasons you mention below
(ie, they acquired it legally thanks to sloppy security).

But still looking for any examples of more pure PWNAGE with a
complementary public interest leak/dump prior to Anonymous (and
excluding the Scientology example!)

All best,

On 2016-07-06 01:56 PM, Steve McLaughlin wrote:

> I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but the accidental leak of
> Diebold's source code and internal emails in 2003 comes to mind. It didn't
> contain a smoking gun as far as I know, just evidence of sloppy voting
> booth security.

Gabriella Coleman
Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy
Department of Art History & Communication Studies
McGill University
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