A history of global hacking

Wednesday, 6 October 2004, 2:40 PM EST

1971 - Vietnam vet John Draper uses the giveaway whistle in a Cap'n Crunch cereal box and a homebuilt "blue box" to make free phone calls. When Esquire publishes a how-to guide for making blue boxes, incidents of wire fraud in the US skyrocket.

At MicroScope.

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