In the 80s a new criminal emerged, the computer hacker. A symbol of this new dark side, Kevin Mitnick was the first notorious hacker who hacked into 40 major corporations and led the FBI on a 3 year chase.
Chemistry prodigy Alexander Shulgin goes to war with the DEA when his psychedelic cure to treat PTSD hits the streets as party drug Ecstasy.
New York’s first crime scene photographer Weegee chronicles Prohibition-era gang warfare, prompting police to change tactics to end the public violence.
In the face of racially motivated police brutality Louis Moore hijacks Southern Airways Flight 49 to seek justice from the city of Detroit. His botched mission leads toward sweeping reforms in airport security.
Computer hackers aren’t a major threat until the first ‘darkside’ hacker Kevin Mitnick sends the FBI on a cat-and-mouse hunt in the 1980s, shaping online security in today’s digital age.
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