DataBreaches first reported on Jesse William McGraw of Arlington, Texas, a/k/a “GhostExodus,” was when he was arrested by the FBI in June 2009 and then indicted in July 2009 on federal felony charges related to hacking into Carrell Clinic in Dallas, Texas. McGraw, who worked as a contract security guard at North Central Medical Plaza, had actually posted video of himself on YouTube committing crimes, including what he called his “botnet infiltration.”
In the new documentary, the former hacker gang leader admits that his lack of ability to connect with his peers at a young age made him very isolated, prompting him to turn to the internet as a form of escape. His hacking group ETA combated cyberbullying, hunting, and dismantling what they thought were “problematic” hacking groups.
An addiction to power can result in imprisonment, as was the case with GhostExodus. Initially driven by a desire to aid victims of bullying, the acquisition of power led to a blurred distinction between right and wrong.
The documentary is a cautionary tale that a lot of young people might want to watch and consider.