Trivia: When MGM/UA set up a website for Hackers, it was like dangling candy in front of a child. Soon after the site was established, it was hacked! A group calling itself the Internet Liberation Front managed to 'doodle' all over the photograph of Hackers stars Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller, and replaced verbiage, 'this is going to be an entertaining, fun promotional site for a movie,' with 'this is going to be a lame, cheesy promotional site for a movie!' The studio decided to maintain the site during the theatrical run of the movie in its altered form."
Trivia: Emmanuel "Cereal Killer" Goldstein is named after Eric Emmanual Goldstein Corley, editor of 2600 Magazine: The Hacker Quarterly.
Trivia: Ramon, a.k.a. Phantom Phreak takes his name from a combination of several items/people. Phreaking is the term for hacking phone lines. Also, Phantom Phreak refers to himself as "The King of NYNEX" when he introduces himself to Dade, a reference to the telephone company which served the New York City area at the time the movie was produced. His name is also a reference to "Nynex Phreak," a member of the Masters of Deception, a New York-based hacker group. This is also the joke when Joey suggests the Master of Disaster as his handle.
Trivia: The film makes a number of references to the short piece 'The Conscience of a Hacker', written in 1986 by a hacker shortly after he was arrested. One example is when the 2 cops are observing Joey's house, and one of them reads a shortened version of the 7th paragraph. Razor and Blade also say a few lines from the piece. The writer has done his homework.