Julian Assange started his hacking career using the Amiga 500

In 1987, Assange started hacking under the name Mendax. He and two others—known as “Trax” and “Prime Suspect”—formed a hacking group they called the International Subversives. But did you knew that all of this started with the Commodore Amiga computer? “He was caught red-handed with the tools of his burgeoning hacker’s trade a £350 Amiga 500 computer and more than a dozen discs filled with the access codes of websites. Police also found details of hundreds of stolen passwords for networks around the world  –  along with the dates when he obtained them. Among them were passwords for the U.S. Air Force 7th Command Group in the Pentagon.”

new source: Dailymail.com / image source: Pixabay

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