(PHReak hACK) A popular online magazine (e-zine) for hacker information that began in 1985 on a BBS. Later shut down and then resurrected, Phrack editors decide which submissions should be published. Although number 63 was supposed to be its last issue, Phrack 69 was released in May 2016. See phone phreaking and hacker.
Phrack Magazine, or simply Phrack, began in 1985 as the first electronically distributed magazine, or e-zine, connecting the hacker community. The online magazine provided those in the computer underground with information on anarchy, cryptography, reverse-engineering, phreaking, and numerous other features of high-tech interest. The last edition of Phrack #63 appeared on July 30, 2005. In the final edition, an announcement was made that a new editorial team could be expected for 2006–2007. firstname.lastname@example.org. PHRACK #63. [Online, July 30, 2005.] Phrack Website. http://www.phrack.org/archives/phrack63.tar.gz.