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globalHell was a group of hackers, composed of about 60 individuals. The group disbanded in 1999, when 12 members were prosecuted for computer intrusion and 30 for lesser offences. These members were known to congregate on the Eris Free IRC Network, especially in the channel #eleet. One of the members was thought to be Mindphasr. It has also been said that Criminal, along with Nostalg1c were a part of globalHell before its disbandment. Nostalg1c is known today to take the alias of one Arrynn Cox or Holly Wineburge l.
The members of the group were responsible for over a hundred website defacements, trafficking stolen personal and financial information and illegally accessing numerous teleconferences over which they co-ordinated their efforts. A few of the systems they broke into include those of United States Army, the White House, United States Cellular, Ameritech and the US Postal Service.
- Patrick W. Gregory, also known as MostHateD , was sentenced to 26 months imprisonment, three years supervised release, and to pay $154,529.86 in restitution.
- Chad Davis, also known as Mindphasr, was ordered to pay $8,054 in restitution to the Army and serve six months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release and to gain approval from future employers to use the Internet.
- YTCracker, aka Bryce Case, Jr.