OK, I admit: I'm the one who talked to the jesicapierce troll
, and whose name Rancid_Pickle
tactfully removed from his writeup in this node :)
I'm a complete newbie, I had created my account just a few hours before, and was reading the Everything FAQ when all hell broke lose. First it was funny, especially with EBD eating the editors, but when I_0WnZ_yEw suddenly got a few million XP and noders got angry, the situation looked more and more grim. I was about 75% sure the trolls were real.
When Jurph asked to flood the trolls with msgs, I send a few "hello world" msgs to various trolls, and a tad later I noticed jesicapierce had actually replied. After some hesitation, I decided to try some
social engineering on her/him/it (wasn't quite sure) to see if I could get a tidbit of usefull info out of it. I've never done that before, so I didn't try to push too hard. Of course I copy-pasted everything to a log.
After things cooled down, I asked Jet-Poop, the first god I saw, what to do with the file. He suggested sending it to Dem bones, but asked to wait till it was clear if the cracking was real, as "Bones probably has enough to worry about right now...". By now we all know it was a prank, so I'm glad I controlled my urge to hit the send button and go to sleep (I had been awake for way too long and I wanted get rid of the responsibility, in the unprobable case that the file was usefull...)
Afterwards jessicapierce (the real one who had played the fake one) and I had some laughs about it, and we decided we could as well share our conversation with you all. Everything in italics is a comment by me, to clarify or to show my thoughts.
What happened before: I send an "hello world" private message, and some time later I notice two replies, the first was "hello humper" or something like that, and the second was "So you don't want to talk" .
You said "sorry, didn't noticed the private message. Who are you? Do you know largo etc?" to
Largo was the most vocal of the trolls at that moment
jesicapierce says no i dont know largo he is sjust some basterd who is trying to sex talk me up. i gopt here from a link at stile but it is down now have you ben here a long time
You said "no I created my account only a few hours ago. I read the faq etc, about the editors and the gods and the EBD, seemed a very hierarchical thing, and then hacked pages turned up and everyone in the chat started to panic :) It's kindof funn" to jesicapierce
Remember I'm trying to keep the conversation going, of course it's not funny at all when on April 1st, gods lose their powers and scores of editors are eaten by the EBD while trolls scream "WE 0WNZ YOU0UOU!!, wE R00000LzZ!!!" :)
jesicapierce says i dont get it what am i suposed to do on this site. i am here to help someone crack it but i dont get teh concetp
You said "who asked you? didn't they told you what this is?" to jesicapierce
Oh so subtly trying to get some names...
I 0wnz You is my boyfiend ATM but it is like an open relationsheip (really) . he wanted my help cracking it but it is so damn EASY it is ridiculuos, i mean there are like no admins around , they shd have known bad thinegs would happen today!!
You said "so you're part of a cracking group? Did you crack any other websites?" to jesicapierce
If she/he/it mentions a well-known site, maybe we find the name of the group...
jesicapierce says why are youo here do you want to help us hack it
jesicapierce says yeah we are real undergruond right now but trust me the shit is aboput to hit the fan, my boi knows hsi shit. i cant tell you specificsd but i will say it is some big time shit with the Fed but SHH! ok?!
Eeks! Don't want to get too involved in this, ergo:
You said "I've never done any web programming stuff, only C++ and some assembler. Won't be good enough, I suppose?" to jesicapierce
jesicapierce says huh yeah i think we got that stuff covered but it is good to knowe people will back us up if we need it. haev yuio done cracks be4
You said "nope, no experience so far :/" to jesicapierce
At this point I was getting nervous (what if this was a prank and some god was taking note that one Seven_ was interested in cracking?), but I was saved by EBD:
EDB has swallowed jesicapierce
jesicapierce is good food!
you said "the bot has eaten you... now you can't send any messages for some time... just wait
From the reactions of the other noders I was getting more sure this was not a joke, and I was getting tired of being careful
jesicapierce says well that was a pain in the ass. why did that happen
you said "its a bot that randomly eats people. the gods (administrators) can make him eat someone too. BTW you guys have a group name?"
jesicapierce says yeah we do i am makeing sure with bert tht we can tell you
Ahaaaa! Now don't be too hasty...
You said "you don't need to tell if you dont want, i'm just curious how you start to do this etc" to jesicapierce
jesicapierce says well i probably told yopu too much all ready but it is ok i guess, it will have to be
Let's show I'm willing to learn etc.
you said "What do you need to know to hack? Java or perl or any other language?" to jesicapierce
jesicapierce says huh, bert says is ok to tell you we are the l337 OwNz Colective - that is so yuo can find us if you want to, join up or something. just for futur reference . and so yuo will know it is us when it hits the news next week!
Shudder! The l337 OwNz Colective! We can't accuse them of having good taste in naming : )
You said "I'll keep an eye open on slashdot or the register. if it's something big, i'll prolly read it there" to jesicapierce
jesicapierce says specific langauges will always come in handy - it is more importynat that you have intuitive knowledge , like how to intuit a pass word
you said "is that how you got in here? A stupid god using the pasword "GOD" or something ? :D" to jesicapierce
See if we can learn how they broke into E2...
jesicapierce says oh yeah it wil lbe up in /. even if we have to put it there our selves haha!
jesicapierce says ha! no that is not exactly how we got in. but you would not beLIEVE the dumb ass passwords people use her e-= i mean abotu a third of them use their usern ames as theri pass word to
You said ":) I never did that, I always put at least one number in my PW. That makes it much harder, right?" to jesicapierce
jesicapierce says yeah that is a common sense idea that you would be surprised how many people do not do evern that to pretect them selves
Next time I clicked a link I had to wait 5 minutes iso 5 seconds to get the new page!
You said "damn suddenly this site is soooo slow! what are you guys doing?" to jesicapierce
Message in the normal chat box: ( sight sliw = site slow ):
I_0WnZ_yEw: it amazing how you can make a sight sliw by just searching mysql for the letter _e_
jesicapierce says oh and bert says go to www.warpedreality.com or www.attrition.org to learn more
jesicapierce says ahaha JUST THE BEGINNIG OF THE FUN
You said "isn't there a risk that someone will shut the whole server down if you make it dog slow? (or maybe they'll try that anyway...)" to jesicapierce
jesicapierce says there is always a risk but we have backups
Huh? This puzzles me... Do they mean a backup of the password files? Or is it a prank and did the god behind jesicapierce said "we" inadvertently?
You said "backups of what? You can't possibly have downloaded a million node-pages in a few hours right?" to jesicapierce
And here the crossword generator interrupted us. 5 minutes later:
jesicapierce says it just did that for us
Not sure if she means the crossword generator or the backup. After that, I didn't send more messages and some time later jesicapierce was no longer listed.