Twenty years after their famous Senate hearing, four members of the L0pht hacker group came together this week to talk about where things stand.
In 1999 a group of venture capitalists came together to buy the L0pht and make it part of @stake, a security consulting firm.
The L0pht hacker group testified before the Senate in 1998 and told the lawmakers they could take down the Internet in 30 minutes or less because of a vulnerability in the BGP protocol.
As the L0pht hacker group matured new members like Mudge and Dildog joined and the group began publishing security advisories on Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Born from the Boston BBS scene of the 1980s, the L0pht emerged in the 1990s as one of the more influential hacker groups ever and helped spawn the security industry as we know it today.