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April 10 edition of "It Sucks to Be Me!"

There's another web site that makes fun of people who commit computer crime at http://www.somethingawful.com/spam/icq-pike-01.htm. These folks even went so far as to put up an April Fool's fake hack of their web site, which Attrition.org reported as a real hack! But then we aren't surprised, as Attrition is infamous for feeding gullible reporters phony stories.

Received: from dns2.corecom.net ([]) by antionline.com ( IA Mail Server Version: 3.1.3. Build: 1065 ) ) ; 07 Apr 2000 07:00:26 UT
Received: from aol.com (freenet.nether.net []) by dns2.corecom.net (8.7.3/8.7.3) with SMTP id VAA27397 for ; Thu, 6 Apr 2000 21:47:03 -0800 (AKDT)
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 21:47:03 -0800 (AKDT)
From: loser@aol.com
Message-Id: <200004070547.VAA27397@dns2.corecom.net>

It sucks to be me!
hi i found your web site and i need your help to hack this other web
site. the address is: http://www.defenselink.mil/
i need all the passwords and logins you can get and i need lots of
credit card numbers and if you can get any confidential information i
can sell to the media i would like that too. i need this because my
girlfriend's dad's x-wive's first husband's daughter is e-mailing the
president and i need access to this computer so she will think i'm
cool and won't break up with me because i only have one other friend in the world and he lives in africa and doesn't have a phone and i need the money so i can go see him because i haven't seen him in five year and i need to smuggle him into the us (can you hack the border patrol computers so it looks like he lives in the us so i can get him across, too) so my girlfriend and my other friend and me can run away and become the most feared hacking group ever and we can go trash computers and make everybody really scared of us. any help would be much appreciated.
hackers uv thu wurld, untie!
P.S. they said i could hack their computers

BTW, This is a joke :)

Carolyn replies: If you take a look at the headers of the above email, you will see the author did a magnificent job of forging email. Hint to newbies: if you haven't been able to find a server on which to forge email, this header tells you where to go.

From: FLSK8ER99
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2000 14:06:03 EDT
Subject: Security Hackers

My name is Nick, I live in West Palm Beach, Florida. I am 17 now when I was12 I started hacking into AOL' and some small BBS along with my most stupidest mistake GREAT WESTERN BANK of Washington D.C. Since then I have been off and now just go on computers for social purposes but since a few days ago I think that all my computer programming skillz are coming back!!!! I mean I think you could really care less about me but I was wondering if you know a security expert that deals with AREA 51, and DEF CON because he was trying to recret me to join and I read that you had somehting to do with these groups? His name is John all I know is that he is about 23 rich as hell and was one of the first to storm AOL and steal numerous info and because of that AOL put him on staff and has now moved up to better things...besides that he said I would have to goto atlanta next month if I wanted to try out. WHAT EVER INFO YOU CAN GIVE ME IS GREAT,thanx

Carolyn replies: That sounds pretty seductive. Then again, maybe your new friend is a liar. He's telling you, commit crime, get rich, be cool. Only it rarely works that way, and if it does, it doesn't last long. See our computer crime section for lots of true, frightening stories about people who ruined their lives thorugh computer crime.

Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2000 12:41:34 -0800
From: Tracie Anderson
Subject: need help

I have a question and I am not sure if you can help me but maybe you might be able to direct me to someone taht can....I have a freind that is on ICQ, so I am able to get the IP number through there, and I can hack her using the netbus program, but I have another friend that is NOT on ICQ, so I dont have access to her IP number. That one that doesnt have ICQ, is the one that I REALLY want to hack (friendly hacking though, I dont agree with deleting files etc...I had it done to me). Is there a program out there that I can use to find this persons IP????? PLEASE help me........thanks alot....

Carolyn replies: Now that's a new excuse...

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