THE FIFTH ESTATE: A BROMANCE GONE WRONG

In 1988, a bored teenager with a stratospheric IQ hacked into Minerva, a system of mainframes maintained by an Australian telecom in Sydney. He reportedly assumed the name “Mendax,” from the Latin splendide mendax, meaning “nobly untruthful.” Over time, the feats of Mendax became legend among a global community of so-called “cypherpunks.” He claimed his … Continue reading THE FIFTH ESTATE: A BROMANCE GONE WRONG