Matthew Broderick And War Games
Matthew Broderick came to fame with the movie WarGames, which also introduced hackers to the American mainstream. Broderick played David, a high school kid who accidentally hacks into NORAD's system and nearly triggers a nuclear war. The 1983 movie tapped into worst-case fears about the growing use of home computers and dial-up modems by precocious teenagers. Shortly after its release, Congress showed clips from the movie during hearings about computer security that led to The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.