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Backstory: How Reuters uncovered Beto O'Rourke's teenage hacking days

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Mar 15, 2019 10:45 PM 1+ week ago

Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, 46, speaks with supporters during a three day road trip across Iowa, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S., March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ben Brewer

(Reuters) - Reuters reporter Joseph Menn exclusively revealed on Friday that Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke belonged to one of the best-known groups of computer hackers as a teenager.

Members of the group, which calls itself Cult of the Dead Cow, protected O'Rourke's secret for decades, reluctant to compromise the former Texas Congressman's political career.

After more than a year of reporting, Menn persuaded O'Rourke to talk on the record. In an interview in late 2017, O'Rourke acknowledged that he was a member of the group, on the understanding that the information would not be made public until after his Senate race against Ted Cruz in November 2018.

In an interview with Reuters senior producer Jane Lee, Menn explains how he broke the story and got O'Rourke to open up about his hacking days.

"I decided ...

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