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nz17 Sunday, 28 May 2006 09:30:15 +0000
Subject: Some People Never Learn
It really is terrifying that some people can't learn no matter how many sticks they get hit by (sticks being metaphorical in this case). Our example in today's lesson is a malcontent which goes by the handle "ph0rkeh."

Here is a message he sent to us which is dated May 17, though I am sure he'll insist that was a "hack."

Orginal from ph0rkeh wrote at Friday, 24 November 2017 22:53:21 +0000

bahahahah, omg.. so i decided to google some of my nick names today
and i found this from nz17.com.. almost forgot about you guys.. :

"From my best guess his service with SBC Yahoo was revoked, his e-mail
account was deactivated and deleted, and possibly a fee was levied
against him.

But if I may indulge a bit, he was also bitten, beaten, whipped, and
spat upon, and thereafter photos of his desecred self were posted all
over his neighborhood. "

that is too cool... you think im dumb enough to use my REAL ip when
doing that stuff.. oh man thats to funny... you shut down some
innocent dudes internet that I trojaned to exploit your forums with.
and prolly made him pay a fine.. BAHHAHAHAHA oh that sucks…

You sir are a true ass hole. Ill be sure to find more exploits on your
webserver for thinking your better then me. Hmmm your newsletter
script looks buggy

- much love and laughes.. ph0rkeh aka mr_hadys aka xeorsx


Now see, I find that message absolutely hilarious, so let me explain why.

First, we can see that the work "ph0rkeh" is doing with his English class is paying off, as this message is much more readible than those in his previous messages.

Second, his e-mail is addressed to a generic e-mail address at Nz17 Productions. I would have never found this e-mail if I did not do periodic checks of the unused accounts. One would think a "master hacker" would have found an active e-mail account to mail.

Third, his address that was provided in the message is a real e-mail address at a Web-based e-mail service. If he has other people using his subdomain they would lose their e-mail accounts if he got his shut down.

Fourth, he claims somebody lost his "internet" (Keep working at the English, guy, and you'll be fluent in no time!) access because he "trojaned to exploit your forums." But that makes no sense. With all the much easier ways of masking an IP address, why would someone go to such pains to activate a Trojan on another person's computer?

Fifth, he states that he will continue to look for exploits on the site. Amazingly enough though, in the two weeks that I was completely unaware of his communique, he has been unable to exploit my supposedly buggy newsletter code or anything else on the site. Maybe that has something to do with the fact that ph0rkeh only uses known exploits in phpBB and is impotent in true code hacking (as any search on Google will reveal).

Sixth, a search for his proclaimed aliases brings up no results on any of the search engines I tried. Hmm, they must be freshly baked.

As those who know me can guess, I left the best for last. Seventh and last on our list, ph0rkeh claims to have found our postings due to him doing a "google some of my nick names today" and that he "almost forgot about you guys". The funny part of this is that the message was sent two weeks ago but even now a search on Google for ph0rkeh brings up no results from our Web site. This means that he was not just searching for hits on his name, he actually came here on purpose after he received his discipline! And then he has the gall to send a message to make it seem like nothing happened at all.

Reading between the lines, all becomes clear. Instead of merely fading away and leaving us with our conclusions, ph0rkeh has generously granted us the sound knowlege that indeed punishment was meted out to him. I honestly can't say which brings me more satisfaction: his just deserts, or seeing through his obvious and frail fa?ade.