Neal Patrick

IRL Name: 
Neal Patrick

Neal Patrick is a member of the 414s which gained notoriety in the early 1980s as a group of friends and computer hackers who broke into dozens of high-profile computer systems, including ones at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Security Pacific Bank. After their notoriety, Neal had become the unofficial spokesman for the 414s and appeared on TV shows plus on the cover of Newsweek.

Patrick and the 414s were described as meeting the profile of computer hackers at the time: "Young, male, intelligent, highly motivated and energetic". Patrick claimed his only motivation was the challenge of getting into places he was not supposed to, and remaining there undetected. The systems they broke into usually were running Digital Equipment Corporation's VMS operating system.


After his fame, he lost interest in computers