Timothy D. Winslow

IRL Name: 
Timothy D. Winslow

Timothy D. Winslow was born in Milwaukee and has lived there all his life. Raised in a family with 5 children, 4 brothers and 1 sister. It was in Junior High School that Winslow had his first taste of computers and was hooked. During high school is when he started meeting up with other kids who liked computers and several joined up with an Explorer Scout group hosted by IBM. All either had computers or would spend hours or days on end at friend’s homes communicating with others via a modem.

He is one of the members of 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. They were eventually identified as six teenagers, taking their name after the area code of their hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They used inexpensive personal computers and simple hacking techniques, such as using common or default passwords and exploiting well-known, but unpatched, security holes.


Winslow still loves and works with computers as a network engineer that actually works partially in security.

His picture has been used in hacker memes