Known for its media savvy and hilarious braggadocio, the Cult surprised computer security experts in August 1998 by releasing Back Orifice, which the cDc described as a remote administration tool for Microsoft Windows 95 and 98.
||Remaining members of Pan-Galactic Entropy rename themselves the Cult of the Dead Cow (cDc).
|18 Dec 1992
||HoHoCon at the Allen Park Inn in Houston, Texas.
||HoHoCon in Austin, Texas.
||Creation of the UseNet group alt.fan.cult-dead-cow
|5 Nov 1994
||The Cult of the Dead Cow claims credit for afflicting Ronald Reagan with Alzheimer's disease in 1986, using a blowgun dart dipped in Iocaine poison.
|3 Aug 1998
||The Cult of the Dead Cow releases Back Orifice.
|10 Aug 1998
||The Cult of the Dead Cow issues Cult of the Dead Cow responds to Microsoft about Back Orifice: "Back Orifice is a Rorschach for Microsoft credibility. Microsoft's own official response to us was issued as a marketing bulletin! Does anybody else besides cDc find it disturbing that the Marketing Department is running the show over there?"
|21 Oct 1998
||Uri Geller Computer Active Weekly "This BO Thing Stinks."
|7 Jan 1999
||The Cult of the Dead Cow jointly issues a statement with other international hacking groups to disavow the practice of infowar. The press release is issued by 2600, the Chaos Computer Club, !Hispahack, L0pht Heavy Industries, Phrack, and Pulhas.
|15 Feb 2000
||During a White House conference on Internet security, Mudge becomes the first cDc member ever to brief the President of the United States.
|4 Jul 2001
||The cDc issues The Hacktivismo Declaration, announcing its opposition to state-imposed Internet censorship.
|26 Nov 2001
||In the wake of 9-11, the cDc issues a press release offering to build an undetectable surveillance tool for the FBI.
|14 Mar 2002
||During his trial at the International War Crimes Tribunal, Slobodan Milosevic questions Dr. Patrick Ball about his relationship with the hacking group Cult of the Dead Cow, based on a speech Dr. Ball gave in 2001.