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(Gizmodo)   Feds track down notorious hacker via: A. Deep network forensics, B. Face and voice recognition software, C. Googling his username   (gizmodo.com) divider line 12
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2012-12-14 03:11:37 PM
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It's amusing how ddos'ers are labeled as hackers. They're script kiddies, and the reason they get caught is because they don't know shiat.
2012-12-14 01:47:16 PM
2 votes:
OR the feds tracked him down using Carnivore-like surveillance software, or other quasi-legal methods, and instead of trying to justify that in court they retrospectively built a case against him using public information.
2012-12-15 04:19:27 AM
1 votes:

jjorsett: SineSwiper: You mean like "bradass86"?

Heh, Nerdo seems common, but not really. It's not in reference to anything, so nobody is really using it. If you really want a hacker name you can hide behind, use AcidBurn, ZeroCool, or any other handle from that terrible movie.

Also, change your damn nick if you're going to something illegal.

Even better, shut the hell up about it on IRC. This is like the Facebook morons who commit crimes, photograph/video them, then post them on their FB pages. You can keep the same NIC forever if you omit the part where you go online and brag about what you've done.


THIS. Or host your own non-public IRC server for farks sake. If you're a 1337 haxx0r you should know how to do that.
2012-12-15 01:48:03 AM
1 votes:

Olympic Trolling Judge: Odoriferous Queef: Um... you don't hack an IP. If you mean monitor IP addresses the 133t h4x0r skiddie can always route through a proxy.

Oh, for the love of...


I see your Penny Arcade and raise you a User Friendly.
2012-12-14 11:06:16 PM
1 votes:

Glitchwerks: I've been doing this for years on various trolls I encounter. Even if they use a common user name, other details will usually give them away. For example, quotes in signatures, their interests, and so on.

Sometimes they give away identifying details in past posts as well; searching their posting histories on websites will give that away.

Sooner or later, you end up on their Facebook or MySpace page.


Interestingly enough, I do the same thing. However, it's not 'trolls' that I deal with, but kids who have no idea what a real troll actually is - so they continue to feed me. Kids these days try so hard to be the 'next big thing' in gaming that they cling to their online identities, making it quite easy to track them down.
2012-12-14 09:57:34 PM
1 votes:

Odoriferous Queef: Um... you don't hack an IP. If you mean monitor IP addresses the 133t h4x0r skiddie can always route through a proxy.


Oh, for the love of...
2012-12-14 09:23:54 PM
1 votes:

Olympic Trolling Judge:

But why are the feds using such crude methods anyway? Aren't they able to hack all IPs simultaneously for information?


Um... you don't hack an IP. If you mean monitor IP addresses the 133t h4x0r skiddie can always route through a proxy.
2012-12-14 09:14:01 PM
1 votes:

BraveNewCheneyWorld: It's amusing how ddos'ers are labeled as hackers. They're script kiddies, and the reason they get caught is because they don't know shiat.


This.

Anon has a limited number of talented people. The majority are skiddies.
2012-12-14 05:58:24 PM
1 votes:

fang06554: /never realized how many 3 letter acronyms there are in networking.


They're called TLAs
2012-12-14 02:28:49 PM
1 votes:
I love it when these clowns get bagged. "Anonymous" my ass.

What they imagine themselves to be...

media.tumblr.com

What they actually are

www.static.nextlevelgamer.com
2012-12-14 01:50:49 PM
1 votes:
They should have created a graphical user interface using Visual Basic to track his IP.
2012-12-14 01:28:49 PM
1 votes:
You mean like "bradass86"?

Heh, Nerdo seems common, but not really. It's not in reference to anything, so nobody is really using it. If you really want a hacker name you can hide behind, use AcidBurn, ZeroCool, or any other handle from that terrible movie.

Also, change your damn nick if you're going to something illegal.
 
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