Hacker Chat

Did I Mention My Plan to Bring Down Microsoft?

If convicted of the attack on cnn.com that he's charged with, the 15-year-old Canadian hacker known as MAFIABOY may regret his conversations on the IRC (Internet Relay Chat) network. They were transcribed by eavesdropping security expert JOEL DE LA GARZA and passed on to the FBI.

"So Mafiaboy, it was really you that hit ALL those ones in the news--buy.com E*TRADE, eBay?" writes a friend, T3.

"Maybe," says Mafiaboy. "Who knows. Would only answer that under ssh2 [an encryption program]."

"They say you're costing them millions."

"Surprised I didn't get raided yet, T3. They are fools."


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