_ _ ((___)) [ x x ] \ / (' ') (U) Festoons Huzzah Gardyloo LUBBOCK, TX., June 4 — Today CULT OF THE DEAD COW (cDc), the world’s most attractive hacker group, announced the release of behind-the-scenes footage from inside the Suite of the Elite covering the last-minute preparations for the Back Orifice 2000 (BO2K) software launch at Def Con 7, 1999. It hardly seems like twenty years since the cDc changed the world. "I would have preferred more cockfighting but the old footage is still pretty cool," said cDc bandersnatch, Krass Katt. "Everyone seems so young and lifelike. It was also fun seeing our old pals (who have since passed away) THE NIGHTSTALKER, a former CIA contractor, and Tequila Willy, who ran for president a few times before that Beto guy. Plus it's kind of poetic we're releasing this on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. We really enjoyed being a pain in China's ass with BO2K." The video footage made available on YouTube coincides with the release of Joseph Menn’s book, _Cult of the Dead Cow: How The Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save The World_. Some literary critics are hailing the book as the greatest literary work since _Infinite Jest_, or the poems of Rod McKuen. LINKS: BO2K Presentation Behind-the-Scenes: https://youtu.be/oHxNEvklKqE _Cult of the Dead Cow: How The Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save The World_: https://amzn.com/154176238X — Press Contact Deth Vegetable veggie at cultdeadcow dot com About CULT OF THE DEAD COW (cDc) Founded in Lubbock, Tx. the cDc publishing and hacktivist collective has no equals, except possibly Mr. T. It has published the longest running e-zine on the internet and invented hacktivism. The cDc's members have contributed to hacker culture, information security, politics, and hacktivism in countless ways since 1984. For more information please visit: cultdeadcow.com.