Swift Justice

Justice can be swift, and very funny: Hacker deletes own hard drive:

A CHAT CHANNEL spat ended when a wannabe hacker was duped into deleting his own hard drive.

The 26 year-old German claimed he was the baddest hacker in town and threatened to attack a moderator on #stopHipHop's RC Channel because he thought he'd been thrown out.

He demanded the moderator cough up his IP address and prepare to be hacked.

So the moderator said that his IP number was (which is IP for “self”). Then he leaned back and waited.

Finally the hacker declared success.”I can see your E: drive disappearing, he gloated, “D: is down 45 percent!” he cried, before disappearing into the ether.

But he hasn't been heard from since…

Translated transcript of the IRC session

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3 Responses to Swift Justice

  1. fiat lux says:

    404 error on that transcript…..

  2. Michael says:

    I suppose it got slashdotted…

  3. noamsml says:


    either he’s really stupid (come on, even if I did not know that was a loopback, I still would understand that something’s wrong after I failed three times), or he’s a really good troll (in which case I would forgive him, since he’s a real laugh).

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