Corrupt, Netw1z

IRL Name: 
John Lee aka John Threat

John Lee, a.k.a. John Threat used the name “Corrupt” as a member of Masters of Deception (MOD), a New York based hacker group in the early 90’s.

As a result of his participation in the Great Hacker War, between MOD and rival hacker group Legion of Doom, he was indicted on federal wiretapping charges in 1992. He pled guilty and was sentenced to one year at a federal detention center. His participation in the Great Hacker War landed him on the cover of Wired Magazine in 1994.

Lee was born on July 6, 1971 in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up in Brownsville, where he was a member of the Decepticons, a Brooklyn-based street gang formed in the early 80s, named after the villains in the Saturday morning cartoon, Transformers. Lee attended Stuyvesant High School and went on to New York University. During his freshman year at NYU, Lee was sentenced to prison for his role in the Great Hacker War.

Lee went on to graduate from Brooklyn College with a degree in Film Studies and Physics in 1996. After college, Lee was a consultant for Comedy Central and 60 Minutes. Lee also gained notoriety in 2001 when he revealed himself as the anonymous editor of, a controversial entertainment gossip website.

Lee also has editing, producing, and directing credits in film and television. In 2004 he founded Mediathreat, LLC, a film production company. In 2005, he directed the original documentary “Dead Prez: Bigger than Hip Hop.”


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