Last week, politician Beto O'Rourke announced his nomination for the presidency of the United States. In connection with this event, he officially released information that in the past he was an active member of the hacker group "Cult of the Dead Cow". If O'Rourke suddenly wins the election, for the first time in history, the United States will be led by an IT expert - a person of the digital age with real knowledge of using the Internet to achieve complex goals.
Beto O'Rourke, now only 46 years old, was an active hacker in his youth and one of the pioneers of the Internet, who not only fought for freedom of the information space, but created the tools to achieve it. In particular, exploits for cracking Microsoft products, and specifically Windows. His hacker team, the Cult of the Dead Cow, developed the Back Orifice software for remote administration.
At the end of the last century, the hacker O'Rourke actively used the Internet as a platform to promote his ideas, in particular, on human rights and the fight against censorship. But in the new millennium, he realized that the real political force is more effective, and in 2005 he was elected to the city council of the city of El Paso. From that moment on, communication with hackers for the young politician became toxic, and he stopped communicating with his former colleagues, and they managed to keep everything secret to this day.
O'Rourke's hacker name was "Psychedelic Warlord, " according to Reuters.