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Meet The Real-Life Hacker Behind The Character On ‘House of Cards’

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Mar
2014

Being the hacker consultant for House of Cards sounds like a great job, but it has its limitations: You can control the rats, but not the guinea pigs. Gregg Housh, one of the few public faces of the hacking group Anonymous, spent six months last year helping the popular Netflix show make a hacker character, Gavin Orsay, more believable to other hackers. He helped Orsay evolve beyond the nerdy Hollywood stereotype of hackers and become a conflicted, three-dimensional character faced with tough moral choices. “I don’t think the character would have been anywhere near as rich if it wasnt for

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