Worms Against Nuclear Killers

“Worms Against Nuclear Killers, known as WANK, was one of the first anti-nuclear protestors to use the computer worm, an early form of a computer virus. On October 16, 1989 they hacked into the NASA’s computer. they wanted to stop the Galileo space probe, which was fueled with radioactive plutonium bound for Jupiter. When the aerospace scientist logged onto their computers two days before the launch, all they saw on their screens was “Your computer has been officially Wanked. You talk of times of peace for all, and then prepare for war”, and “Remember, even if you win the rat race, you’re still a rat.” Once inside NASA, the WANK worm started travelling through any holes in the security system. Once NASA was infected it moved to the US Department of Energy’s National Laboratory, then it started attacking sites like the European Centre of Nuclear Research.”

Aldus https://politicaleconomyofhacktivism.wordpress.com/wank/