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RootPrompt.org: Cracked! Part 7: The Cracker's Revenge

Jul 10, 2000, 18:13 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Noel)

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"This is the seventh part of the story of a community network that was cracked and what was done to recover from it. ... In this article I explain what the Cracker did when he broke back in, our recovery from this, talking to the cracker afterwards and bring the story to a close."

"Once we had the hole secured by turning statd off we connected back to the Internet and turned our services back on as we installed/configured. It was not long after we started running our IRC server again that the cracker showed back up to talk about his conquest. He starts off this conversation bragging and happy about the damage he has done. The other people and myself are angry and as the conversation went on became more and more angry."

"He tells us all about how we made him do these things and that it is all our fault. Little children talk like this. If you ask them why they do something what you hear is a tale about how the other person is at fault because they made them do it. ... He continues by telling us how he was unfairly treated in our IRC and how this justified his revenge. Again it is not his fault we made him do it. He also makes some amazing statements such as asking us if we think we own this place. Why yes I guess we do."

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