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Beto O’ Rourke announced his 2020 run for president, saying “we are truly now, more than ever, the last great hope of Earth.”
USA TODAY

Presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke acknowledged during a campaign stop Friday that he was once part of a hacking group, but did not say whether he regrets his involvement.

“It was something that I was a part of when I was a teenager in El Paso a long, long time ago,” O’Rourke said, one day after announcing he was running for president in 2020. 

The Texas Democrat was a member of the Cult of the Dead Cow, called the CDC, one of the oldest groups of hackers in the United States, according to a Reuters investigation. The CDC is known for coining the phrase “hacktivism,” and releasing tools that allow less tech-savvy users to hack Windows computers.

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Article source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/03/15/beto-orourke-hacking-teenager-cdc-cult-of-the-dead-cow-election-2020-iowa-caucus-president-texas/3176632002/

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