#1
There's a lot of articles on this so I'm going to quote slashdot.org since they put it all together very well:

"There is a great writeup over on CNET covering the pursuit of a virus writer (link: http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-3513_7-6754132-1.html ) who created a fake Grand Theft Auto game (link: http://blog.spywareguide.com/2007/07/gta_hoodlife_virus_attack_is_a.html ), crippling PCs by causing them to endlessly reboot. Despite the police apparently not being very interested, a security researcher pursued his man anyway (link: http://www.vitalsecurity.org/2007/07/hunt-for-yogangsta50.html), culminating in a teary eyed 'I'm leaving the internet' post from the virus writer himself (link: http://www.vitalsecurity.org/2007/07/yogangsta50-leaves-internet.html). Awesome stuff, and one in the eye for the bad guys (for once)."


So basically this 19 year-old kid from Connecticut writes a virus that's disguised as a free GTA mod and he posts a fake Youtube video to promote it. A bunch of people, including this computer security specialist, download the virus and get burned. So the security specialist hunts down the guy and finds out who he is. He tells the cops but the cops don't care for whatever reason and so he ends up going to the press instead and gets this guy's name all over the Internet. After the kid sees his name all over news sites like CNet he posts a cry-baby response on a forum announcing "boo hooo this sucks i'm leaving the internet forever i want my mommy!"

Hilarious stuff
#4
LMAO.

Nice. I would have done something worse.

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#5
Maybe this will promote the idea of the internet isn't always a wall to hide behind. There are real life people on the other end of the telephone line.
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#6
Lmfao. Roflpwntnoob.
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#7
Sweet. I hate hackers.

I don't hate hackers because they attack me, I couldn't care less about that; I know how to deal with viruses, so it's not a problem. The thing that bothers me most is the family systems out there, the computers that were bought for the school kids and the parents to exchange photos with their relatives. They don't deserve these viruses and it can cause a lot of problems for them if they were to receive one. All this because some kid feels so insufficient and unimportant that he has to create a destructive application in order to feed his malnourished ego.
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#8
For those who don't like to do a lot of reading and don't want to click the links here's a copy/paste of the bulk of his response... I found it extremely funny:
you all can say goodbye to me. mabye the internet was not for me! I DONT WANT TO DO THIS ANYMORE. SOMEBODY HELP ME! i mean... how does it feel to see your name all over the internet!!!! i could not sleep for 2 days. i have been crying all day. i am so sorry that i did those things. i learned my lesson. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE PEOPLE THAT SHUTDOWN MY YOUTUBE ACCOUNT AND DOWNLOADS! THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I DESTORYED MY FREEWEBS PAGE AND DEFACED MY OWN FOURM ACCOUT. I HAVE NO RIGHT TO BE ON THE INTERNET. SO I AM LEAVEING IT FOREVER. AND I MEAN IT. MY PASSWORD EVERY WERE IS ****. IF THATS NOT IT! ITS NOT ME. IM DEPRESSED!. I DESERVED TO BE OWNED.
He also gave instructions for removing the virus.
#10
His name wasn't Vincent was it?
Would love 5 minutes in a locked room with anyone like that as my next birthday present.
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#13
Yay security researchers.

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Sweet. I hate hackers.

I don't hate hackers because they attack me, I couldn't care less about that; I know how to deal with viruses, so it's not a problem. The thing that bothers me most is the family systems out there, the computers that were bought for the school kids and the parents to exchange photos with their relatives. They don't deserve these viruses and it can cause a lot of problems for them if they were to receive one. All this because some kid feels so insufficient and unimportant that he has to create a destructive application in order to feed his malnourished ego.


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