The Realm of the Hackers tells the story of two teenagers, who called themselves Electron and Phoenix, and were members of The Realm, an elite computer-hacking group. This group had hacked into The US Naval Research Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a government lab charged with the security of the US nuclear stockpile, as well as NASA, which were some of the most secure computer networks in the world and that is why this widespread breach baffled the Nation. These hackers would have gone unidentified but for one of the hackers, who called The New York Times to brag about their undertaking.
Ten years after they were arrested, they revealed not only how they did it but also why! This fascinating documentary, directed by Kevin Anderson takes us straight into these unchartered, risky and addictive territories in the lives of the hacker community.