[Pauldotcom] Skiddy Interview

Rick Tait rickt at stickam.com
Tue Feb 2 12:26:03 UTC 2010

This self-proclaimed "hacker" was no more than a script-kiddie with a spot
of luck and half a brain enough to follow social-media-password chains. What
an absolute buffoon. I applaud the English student interviewer for
maintaining his composure while wasting his time with the "black hat", who
by the way [I'll save listmembers the torture of listening to elevated rants
about his "sql injections in the PHP" and his "paypal hacks" and his net
total $ gain of maybe $5000  over 4+ years of his extreme hacking] is 18
years old, in the middle of getting married and starting a family, but he'd
give it all up to work for the FBI to "you know, help out with the hacking
scene, and stop all the DDoSing wars between hacker crews".

Perhaps the most appalling thing was that he could barely muster up a single
question to ask his composed, educated and interesting interviewer, except
what it would be like to meet a "black hat", [ie himself]. My god. One
almost wants a member of a real (ie, foreign, serious $$$-earning) hacker
"crew" to swoop down on one of these morons and pwn them in such an
egregious manner so they might understand what a real penetration expert is
and be so scared as to. just. stop.


Rick Tait
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On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 2:36 PM, andrew.wallace <
andrew.wallace at rocketmail.com> wrote:

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: andrew.wallace <andrew.wallace at rocketmail.com>
> Date: Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 9:31 PM
> Subject: Re: [Pauldotcom] Skiddy Interview
> To: Adrian Crenshaw <irongeek at irongeek.com>
> Cc: PaulDotCom Security Weekly Mailing List <
> pauldotcom at mail.pauldotcom.com>
> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 3:10 PM, Adrian Crenshaw <irongeek at irongeek.com>
> wrote:
> > Kind of interesting Skiddy Interview:
> >
> > http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps/hpr0505.mp3
> >
> > Guy seems pretty uneducated, but it gives you an idea of the mentality.
> No
> > offence meant to the HPR podcast, it has some good stuff.
> > Like your comments.
> >
> > Adrian
> >
> He mentions selling a Bank of America employee account starting around
> 7 minutes 40 seconds, which just suffered a Denial of Service attack
> to its website.
> http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=8119
> Any connection?
> Of course probably not, but just thought i'd throw it out there anyway.
> Andrew

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