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Summer Documentary Watch Party: 8 Sizzling Cybersecurity Tales

From the upcoming Billion Dollar Heist to docs on the Ashley Madison breach and Stuxnet, here are a bevy of films that can scratch that wanna-be hacker itch.

It's almost August, which means Hacker Summer Camp — the confluence of BSides Las Vegas, Black Hat USA, and DEF CON — is nearly upon us. If you're going to Las Vegas to take part in the annual celebration of probing every system for any possible weakness, we've got a wide selection of documentaries to get you in the investigative mood.

And even if you can't make it to the desert this year, you can console yourself by looking at the weather reports for Nevada and streaming these examinations of cyberattacks and the people behind them. Most of these are available either free on YouTube or as a standard offering on a streaming service, but we note which ones require rental or purchase fees.

The first on the Dark Reading list is so fresh that it hasn't even been released yet. You'll be able to rent it starting Aug. 15, so it'll be perfect for when you're unpacking or otherwise recovering back home.

About the Author(s)

Karen Spiegelman, Features Editor

Features Editor

Karen joined Dark Reading in January 2022 as features editor. She's been in tech editing since before the img tag was introduced, working for outlets such as the IEEE Computer Society, CNET Download.com, and TechTV. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, son, and two cats. Find her on Mastodon.

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