Global Panorama / flickr (CC by 2.0) | Remix by Max Fleishman

Dude shows us how to hack the Internet

Soon you'll be saying 'I'm in.'


Elijah Watson

Internet Culture

Published Jan 7, 2016   Updated May 27, 2021, 9:48 am CDT

To hack all of the Internet would be an incredible feat considering that it’s, well, vast and intangible. Where would you even start? What’s necessary to embark on dismantling this global system of interconnected computer networks that we’ve all become so dependent on? This video has all the answers.

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Uploaded by a dude named Daniel Baird, the video portrays a “hacker” trying to take down the Internet. In 22 seconds the footage hilariously reinforces what we all probably think most hackers are like:

  • Dresses like a burglar.
  • Is constantly paranoid.
  • Has an accomplice whose sole job is to hold another keyboard for additional hacking.
  • Has two computer screens, with one uncovering the deepest, darkest parts of the Internet.
  • Loves EDM, specifically hardstyle because it’s essentially the music equivalent of being a hacker.
  • No, seriously. They love hardstyle.

And because the Internet never has any chill, another YouTube user has created a “Hacking the Internet” video that goes on for 10 hours. This is why the Internet can’t, and never will be, hacked.

Photo via Global Panorama/Flickr (CC by 2.0) | Remix by Max Fleishman

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*First Published: Jan 7, 2016, 2:37 pm CST