IX. Deception: The Hacker
From Sonic Retro
IX. Deception: The Hacker -- with the twin destruction of SSRG and SSC in one fell swoop, a shadow emerges from the ashes with one intention: destruction.
Things were going very badly already. As SSC tried to revive itself, a shadowy character brought down a sword. The politics, flaming, contention and all else found a new shape. Someone had been working to bring down the community. It became clear the moment it destroyed the SSC. Through hacking. Though a hacker had been known before this, it was thought to be focusing solely on the cult. With the hacking of SSC and its passwords stolen, it was clear that this was beyond Sonic Cult...
Overall happenings and history
This is where it started, people’s accounts were stolen on The Cult (not to mention an attempted hack of the site itself). AIM passwords were discovered as well as MB passwords. People were contacted by their friends through the hacker and accused of being “Cult Scum”. At this point it was thought it was solely a Cult hater. “McCarthyism” ensued and names where picked out: Andy, Cyberplague, Epicenter and various others. It was soon decided that most, if not all, of these suspects were not responsible.
Through a backdoor, the hacker gained access to SSC’s server: Digibase. After hours of trying, the owner of the server, Dark Digital X (AKA Digimon Emperor) managed to break back in. He immediately took down digibase. Now it was clear that the entire community was the victim of this hacker.
It was soon revealed that this was a huge conspiracy. Logged chats showed that the hacker was responsible for some messages Andy received, thus leading to Andy’s lockdown of the SSRG. If that wasn’t enough proof that The Cult wasn’t the sole target, a new message was received...
The following is the message from the hacker, the only one thus far giving his intentions. I must say, they aren’t what the community wanted:
“Are you people enjoying my little games? I know I am. Let's play a game! Who am I? I could be Andy.... OMFG YM ASS IS BLEDIN BAN PACKUHA GROW UP I could be LocalH..... WAAAA WAAAA WAAA, PREACH PREACH PREACH POLITICS RUINED THE COMMUNITY! I'M GOING TO GO @#%$ SUE IN HER HANDICAPPED ASS I could be PACHUKA..... Nothing bothers me, cause I'm so cool, and nothing bothers me! My community is so biiiig, just like my ego!! I could be Ultima.... =P I could be Henry..... OGM! HELO2U, I MASSAGE MY PNEIS NOW!!! I could be Sonic Sue..... Now children, behave,read the rules, and have fun! ^_^ And don't forget to talk about megaman as much as humanly possible, and call every japanese character by it's japanese name! Even if the game creators didn't write the stories! I could be Gerbil.... YOU ASKED FOR ROMS WITHOUT KNOWING MY SITE I'M CLOSING IT DOWN I could be Cyberplague.... YOU TOLD KOJI I'M AN @#%$?!?! I SUE U!!! I could be Wetflame..... Kat Kat Kat Kat Kat Kat Kat Kat Kat Kat Kat Kat I could be Sonic Tsunami..... Linux Linux Linux Linux Linux Linux Linux Linux Kurairiairu..... Hentai Hentai Hentai Hentai Hentai Hentai Hentai oops, I ment: Hentai,Hentai,Hentai,Hentai,Hentai,Hentai,Hentai Ryoga.... I AM A HOMOSEXUAL thissideupxl: DU, TIME TO POST ANOTHER LAME IMAGE Who will I be tomarrow......? I've fooled all of you once. ill keep doing so. SSRG is dead, thx 2 me. SSC will soon be gone. Sonic Classic is full of lamer kids and run by a chick in a wheelchair. It's dying off with very little help from me. This board seems to think that they are invincable. But u will be gone 2 eventually. And I know you're trying to compile info on me. I know you have a few of my passwords. I know you're tracing my ips. I know you're hard at work trying to defend yourselfs. It won't work. Submit.”
“I've fooled all of you once.” this statement was thought inaccurate. He hadn't fooled the entire community. Just individuals on occasion... right? He admited his destruction of the SSRG and the destruction of SSC. He felt Sonic Classic was nothing to worry about. Well, it seemed his plan at this moment in time was to trap everyone on the Cult and then move in for the kill.
From the most recent attack, two major message boards remain along with one “neutral” board if you will.
With few mentionings of the hacks, it seems to have become a target thanks to one of Epicenter’s recent messages on Sonic Cult. It was still a very peaceful community as it was out of the scope of the secrets scene at this point. Fun to chat on, although it was becoming slightly cultish in a "clique" sort of way rather than a mean one.
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The neutral board, it didn't have any junk on the hacker, but it was also very inactive at the time. Still the classic secrets stuff whenever someone posted something, though.
Birthdays have been hacked and insulting posts thrown. People on the MB have the attitude “Bring it on”, but that’s not really helping any as that’s exactly what the hacker did...