"Defensive" BGP hijacking?

Sean Rose onetrueseanrose at gmail.com
Sat Sep 17 22:16:26 UTC 2016

And here's the final bit. I'd like to think that is 100% conclusive proof
of what happened.

The IP range hijacked by backconnect.net, returns interesting
results on google:


    ## Global allows
    ALLOW_MAIN="$ALLOW_MAIN"   # Internal

Backconnect.net hijacked Staminus's internal management range
and used that to gain further access to Staminus's systems.

On Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 11:32 PM, Sean Rose <onetrueseanrose at gmail.com>

> I know Bryant Townsend (ex staminus employee), Marshal Webb (aka m_nerva,
> lulzsec informant) and others from backconnect.net performed a similar
> BGP hijacking against staminus earlier this year.
> https://bgpstream.com/event/21051
> Shortly afterwards, on 10th of march a zine is released leaking the
> Staminus user database and contents of several customer servers.
> The times aren't the only interesting factor here, even the format of the
> release just screams m_nerva. Zines are very rare these days. So rare in
> fact that the last similar zine before the staminus hack was released in
> 2013 by HTP, a hacker group m_nerva was loosely affiliated with during it's
> early days.
> I *strongly* believe Bryant Townsend and Marshal Webb hacked Staminus and
> produced the "Fuck 'em all." zine
> Sean Rose

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