What is r00t?
Founded on April 3, 1994 by Hosaka and t3, r00t was one of the first computer hacker groups in the post Bulletin Board System era. They were primarily known for their early humorous take on security industry advisories, and hosting parties semi anually. Membership grew over the course of the years primarily through conferences and the #hack channel on Internet Relay Chat. r00t was the first hacker group to include female hackers as members, and became a hacker think tank of computer security experts consisting of members of other well known hacker groups such as Cult of the Dead Cow, L0pht Heavy Industries, the Legion of Doom, and Masters of Deception.
As "adults", members of r00t have gone on to found and help grow many successful companies within and outside of the Information Security industry, but find time once a year to throw a secret party at BlackHat and Defcon each summer. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them....maybe you can hire r00t.Back