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As with any group of people with a shared interest, hackers like to form clubs. Perhaps the most famous of these is the Chaos Computer Club, based in Berlin. It was a member of Chaos who during the 1980s was responsible for breaking into US military computers and selling the secrets to the Russians. This is not typical of their activities, however. For the most part they remain enthusiasts with a well-developed sense of curiosity - which can sometimes mutate into an equally well-developed sense of mission.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|