Democratic presidential candidate Beto O' Rourke revealed that he is a member of a notorious decades-old hacker organization.
Former congressmen are members of the Texas Hacking Organization, Dead Cow Worship known to provoke early hacktivism in the Internet age and to build exploits and hacks for Microsoft Windows. The organization used the Internet as a platform to protest real-world events in the 1990s, usually to promote human rights and condemn censorship. In its many versions, Dead Cow Cult is known for its Back Orifice program, a remote access and management tool.
Reuters revealed that Orok experienced the handle of the "Psychedelic Warlord", broke the story .
However, when he climbed the political ranks and was elected to the El Paso City Council for the first time in 2005, he was reportedly increasingly worried that his membership in the group would undermine his political ambitions. Members of the organization kept Orok's secret security until the former hacker confirmed his relationship with the organization to Reuters.
Reuters called him "the most outstanding former hacker in American political history." He announced on Thursday that was the US presidential candidate .
If he wins the White House, he will be the first hacker president.
The history of Orok reveals how candidates approach and understand the technical problems facing the United States today. He is one of the few presidential candidates to run for the White House, with more than a small portion of technical knowledge – and a key awareness of the good things and issues that technology can bring at the policy level.
"I understand the democratization power of the Internet, its ability to transform myself, and how it can harness the extraordinary wisdom of people who share ideas and technologies across the country," Orok told Reuters.
The 46-year-old man has yet to speak to supporters about new revelations.