All my life I have loved computers, even as a kid when the only ones out were those apple’s (the ones wolfenstein worked with). I remember just pucnhing keys on the keyboard as if it were connected & as if I were this elite computer wizard. So in the 90’s when AOL first came out my father bought the family our first computer. I remember some how getting into a hacker like private room (island55) and thats where I met Ryder & Glaze. Of course at first I was treated like a nub (we all put in our time!) but I started getting more intrigued by what they were doing & me & Vin (Glaze) began talking much more.
I started to get independent making my own lame programs, viruses (mostly deltree’s & ras pws’s). And then vin did a hack on AOL KW im not sure which one, but sure enough there my handle was “shouts to smokey” and a few others it read. I grew hungrey for the power, the online power to be god! The RAINMAN exploit had just come about & glaze showed me the ropes. For the first day I remeber just testing the commands & not knowing how to actually DO anything, but he showed me. I built a name for myself, and bumped into many friends on this long road Magus was a good friend of mine as well, and I always recived beta’s of Fate ( ❤ Adrian). In about 1997-98 I met Dave & Jim (Oracle & Kai) we formed a little clique and sure enough it wasnt long before we found are first exploit…
The first AIM jack, which kai put in a private release of pH which me & jim & ray (laq) & bigbro were the only ones to have. This is when my name grew bigger, I was the KING of cc scam’s and always had a fresh inbox of about 400 weekly (NO BS, i put that on my kid) spamming was very easy then, but me & adi’s scam page owned all (spamsock WAS VERY good to me). The exploit lasted for almost 6months until hydro released a public verison of the exploit (althought the program invoked the needed window, ours just looped until the aol software error’d and displayed 2 windows) the exploit later died. Dolan another good friend of mine & kai’s had found an exploit 2 weeks after which we releaed on AOL-Files.com THE FREE SN EXPLOIT! This is how I began my ‘career’ if you will as a “AOL” hacker, and I have been around for many exploits & have hacked many AOL servers/sites.
In 06-07 I decided lets bring the OGs of the scene back & cause some shit to show these new kids what the scene really WAS and how botting chats & socialing sn’s isnt what the scene WAS about, it was then about SKILL. So me & a few others (Sirk, DB, Darkknight, Madcow, Dave, Adrian, Dale and some others) gave birth to AOLGang, within 1 month AOLGang was in wired.com, securityfocus & then the feds got wind of us. What had happend was while I was filming an interview for adrians new movie due out soon (Can You Hack IT?) they asked me about a recent hacker called “virus” I told them I have heard of him, but I didnt know him. They went into detail about what AOL had claimed he done to them, when they said he stole millions of credit card’s through the AOL Software Merlin– I called bullshit. And provided proof that stealing a credit card through the MERLIN screen was impossible, it only shows the last 4 numbers. So I assumed AOL was using ‘Virus’ as a fall guy, and felt bad for the kid since he was supposibly 17 and a “retard” (quote kevin lee pulsen; saying he went to a boces for kids with learning disorders), so naturally I gave Kevin the permission to publish what I said, and provided some images from him (images of my own merlin hacks, not viruses ss’ like mike claims- where the fuck would i get those, idk even know him).
Once the article hit the wired.com site I got an IM from a friend asking me why I taught virus, and never would give him stuff. Thats when I read the article and seen how bad my words were manipulated to say that “I taught virus”. For the record I NEVER TAUGHT HIM SHIT, I DID NOT EVEN KNOW THE NUB (If i did teach him one of the first lessons is COVER YOUR FUCKING TRACKS, AT LEAST TUNNEL TO THERE SERVER FOR CHRIST SAKES). This whole media thing brought way to much heat on AOLGang we had just released 3 exploits that were offical AOLGang original exploits (THE AOL.IT & AOL.PK SN exploits, and then sirk found the 189chr SN exploit; the longest AOL SN ever made to date) so being were all over 18 & some had familys we got ready to shut the server down. Thats when “seven” (www.sevenz.net a hosted site on the AOLGang server at the time) had asked if he could “deface” the website, it sorta through me off when he had asked that and I couldnt for the life of me figure out why. He told me why, and I will not put it out there like that but I allowed him. I figured it would not only through the feds off, but the media wouldnt see us as that powerful is they felt we got pwned but some other no name, and all the ddos attempts from the nubs on our server would stop.
That is the truth about what happened to AOLGang, yes I know virus takes credit for it all, truth is he had nothing to do with it. It was all seven under the alias “zodiak” for christ sakes he HAD the login info for the server (NO ONE AT LEAST IN THIS SITUATION HAD ANY SKILLS TO TAKE DOWN A SERVER they didnt have the login information to!, they swore they had my info but the fact is they had some elses (poor guy, im sure he got tons of calls & shit like that; none of these kids had any true SKILLS to pull of anything other than annoying calls). Adrian who at the time was shooting his film & just got done with some trouble regarding the FBI (the day he started filming , the fbi issued a warrant; funny thing is they went to his old house, and his friend tipped him off—stupid feds) so Adrian letme know the consequences of all this and my wife was due to have our son within the next month so he said lets deny it all, infact ill tell them i dont even know u, the feds wont believe it b/c they know better, but itll though everyone else off yet again. So he launched his smear campaign in order to protect me & my future family FOR THAT ADRIAN I OWE ALOT TO YOU. Eventually it all died down and went away, w/o any legal actions. Still to this day I hack, infact secondlife is trying to take me to court for fucking their servers but I COVERED MY TRACKS theres no evidence it was me, the only thing linking me to it was a temp email that is out for the public to use. So thats my story and to this day I hold 5 certifications from SecuriTeam & I am a respected BlackHat, GreyHat, DefCon & DigitalGangster member. I also am a contact for certain sources in the C.C.C. although I am not an OFFICAL member. This blog will be like my journal for online activitys this is your prologe i guess, soon chapter one will start. – Smokey