The film Sneakers is one of the most underrated hacker movies in modern cinematic history. In many ways, it presaged the now cliché tropes that cybersecurity gurus pull out whenever we have a large data breach or hack. For example, the villain Cosmo — portrayed by the brilliant Ben Kingsley — turns at one point to the film’s main character played by Robert Redford and says, “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”
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