In 1986, a 75 cent accounting error at University of California, Berkeley, lead network manager Clifford Stoll to discover hackers at work. Five German hackers were arrested after a year.
The very first text message sent by Neil Papworth on December 3, 1992, read "Merry Christmas". It was sent via Vodafone network to the phone of Richard Jarvis, a director at the company. [more...]