The earlier, bigger part of hacking history often had congregations as
protagonists. From CCC in the early 80s to TESO in the 2000s, through
LoD, MoD, cDc, L0pht, and the many other sung and unsung teams of hacker
heroes, our culture was created, shaped, and immortalized by their articles,
tools, and actions.
This article discusses why recently we do not see many hacker groups
anymore, and why the ones we do, such as Anonymous and its satellite
efforts, do not succeed in having the same cultural impact as their