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The American Democratic presidential candidate announced his hacker past

Beto O & # 39; Rourke, as a teenager, was a member of Cult of the Dead Cow, the oldest American hacker group. At the same time there is no evidence of politicians' participation in cyber attacks and hacks, writes Reuters

Beto O & # 39; Rourke

(Photo: Kathy Willens / AP)

US Democratic presidential candidate Beto O & Rourke told Reuters in an interview that he was in the oldest American hacker group Cult of the Dead Cow when he was a teenager. The organization was founded in 1984 in the city of Lubbock, Texas, the group was jokingly called from an abandoned slaughterhouse.

Hackers have provided simple users with access to tools that have helped them penetrate computers running Windows. Cult of the Dead Cow is also famous for the word coined hacktivism, which means using the computer to promote political ideas, protect human rights, freedom of speech and information.

For decades, members of the Cult of the Dead Cow have held O & R's participation in this organization in secret, not wanting to jeopardize his political career. There is no evidence that O & # 39; Rourke has ever participated in hacking, hacked computers or hacking codes, notes Reuters. However, his participation in Cult of the Dead Cow helped him form his strategy in the field of technology, media and leadership, the agency said.

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"This is the deep value – being away from the system and looking at it critically, enjoying it. I think Cult of the Dead Cow is a great example of this," said O & # 39; Rourke.



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