So now its 1999 after web I dove into visual basic to learn to code my own progs. I cant remember the person that helped me add bas files, and how to call the different subs in that module such as ChatSend.
Programming in VB was different then coding websites but wasnt to far off. There was actually a ton of sources and content available. I started off making any kind of AOL prog i could think of from Faders, Laggers, Scrollers, Punters.
After all the “lame” progs I could make it then grew to collecting <><, spamming, cracking screen names.
At this point I started creating more complete and useful AOL progs from CComs, Phishers and tanks. I needed a tank to collect all the <><, <M><, leet and sub accounts I had.
You would make an account off someones cracked <M>< which means the Master account that would allow you to delete and control sub accounts. We would make accounts such as CATRep01 and use “Phishers” that said you worked for AOL and needed a password due to an error. Honestly out of a full chatroom atleast 2 would give you the login information.
After the phishers died down and AOL started adding “Members of AoL will not ask you for password info” to the bottom of the Instant Message screen. It was moved onto cracking. I remember using winsock crackers and my lobby rat pw list always consisted of 123456, 654321, red123, blue123, aol123, sex123, password.
After cracking it was spamming and scam pages such as InstaKiss, AOL billing sites, etc. I know Spamsock by kai was huge as well as formmail spammers. You would be able to fake your from screen name to InstaLove and make the subject someone sent yoh an AoL instakiss. Please enter your creditentials to see who sent it. Billing AOL scams was the same only this point you would get billing information these were called “nons”.
I would jump back and forth constantly from making websites, aol progs, sites dedicated to my progs I created.
Im thinking now as i write this if you really think about the scene lasted for me from 1998 to about 2004 so basically a quick 7 years.
I remember when AOL had its first big screen name dump of dead aol accounts that allowed you to reregister some. 3 chars were always popular this was a 3 character screen name. Off my “permie” AoL account which means the account your parents paid for I went and was able to create t0y, b0x, r0b and h4k.
I would constantly get jacked and people would exploit the names and my mom had to contact AOL weekly to get the passwords reset. (Side note I remember when Gore from Gore Radio pranked my mom live on his Winamp shoutcast Radio server.)
I remember sitting on AIM in a chatroom and someone gave me the screen name “Lions”. That was one of my first leets that was given to me. I know i was about 12 or 13 and it was Easter. After that I was addicted to the collecting and trading of leet accounts, 3chars, icases, restricteds, indents.
I would constantly trade and jack others peoples names with bribing them to give the password man I was a slick “talker”. I remember i convinced some Russian on the aim account CrashOverride to giving me half of his collection. AOL keyword AimPass was also huge since i owned those 3 chars I mentioned earlier. I would give the password first and sometimes i would get nothing in return and I would go to Aol keyword AIMPASS and it would change thr password to the AIM.
Also some stuff im not sure if it happened in the correcr year im just remember what i could and placing it where it seems right to me.
Stay tuned for year 2000.