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Disinformation Title Card
Format Video (VHS?)
Genre Documentary
Origin USA
Language English
Release Date 8 February 2000
Running Time 11 min
Created by Joshua Backer
Directed by Joshua Backer
Produced by Joshua Backer
Written by Joshua Backer
Screenplay by Joshua Backer
Distributed by Backer Motion Pictures
Narrated by NA
Starring Cult of the Dead Cow, Major Malfunction, Dark Tangent
Music by NA
Cinematography by Joshua Backer
Edited by Joshua Backer
Production Company Backer Motion Pictures
Location(s) San Francisco, CA, USA
Original Channel NA
Additional Information
Based on NA
Topics Technology, Computers, Hacking
Follows NA
Precedes NA
Associated Video NA
Website backermotionpictures.com (defunct)

Disinformation is an 11-minute documentary featuring CDC (Cult of the Dead Cow). It offers a revealing view of security industry and hacker culture in the late 90s. There is also plenty of discussion on Back Orifice and its impact on the security industry.


The subjects of this documentary are either dangerous terrorists, computer security activists, or simply out-of-control adolescents. Your opinion may vary, depending on your stock holdings, after you watch for yourself as the members of The Cult of the Dead Cow demonstrate the ease with which their software program, "Back Orifice 2000" can seize control of a Windows computer connected to the internet.


Joshua Backer, Director

Kelly Riley, Camera

Perry Hallinan, Camera

Ethan Zimmer, Consultant

Michelle Pike, Special Thanks


Conduit Festival 2000/ Rhode Island School of Design Senior Film/Animation/Video Festival 1999

Filmmaker Bio

Joshua Backer graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and then went on to form Tellart with five other RISD graduates.


Film User Format Link Notes
Disinformation (2000) Famicoman XVID Archive.org
Disinformation (2000) NA MP4 thesprawl.org


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