World of Hell

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World of Hell (or simply WoH) was a grey hat computer hacker group that claims to be responsible for several high profile attacks in the year 2001. It gained attention due to its high profile targets and the lighthearted messages it has posted in the aftermath of its attacks.

Overview[edit]

World of Hell first emerged in March 2001, and has successfully attacked the websites of several major corporations.[1][2] It specializes in finding websites with poor security, and then defacing it with an advice message. It has used well-known zero day exploits in that period of time.

The group has used the motto "Kiss my a$$ because I 0wn3d yours" in several cases of vandalism but has also used humorous pictures aimed at war, corruption, or other hackers.[citation needed]

World of Hell was also involved in the cyberwarfare "Project-China".[3][4]

Members[edit]

Cowhead2000, RaFa, FonE_TonE, foney, no|d, dawgyg, Messiah-x, Azap, Rubix, goof-athon, delta-x, d1ckw33d, Divine, Apocalypse, gl0b4l.

Supposed attacks[edit]

Defense Information Systems Agency, ROLEX, FOIA CIA, PFIZER, Hard Rock Cafe, Virginia State, Microsoft, 700 sites in one minute, etc.[5]

Convictions[edit]

In 2001 Robert Junior aka Cowhead2000 was arrested. On June 12, 2002 Thomas DeVoss aka dawgyg was arrested. In 2005 Rafael Núñez aka RaFa was arrested. The fate of the other members is currently unknown.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Internet Archive Wayback Machine". Web.archive.org. 2001-07-21. Archived from the original on July 21, 2001. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  2. ^ "World of Hell hackers on rampage - IT News from". V3.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  3. ^ "Internet Archive Wayback Machine". Web.archive.org. 2001-11-01. Archived from the original on November 1, 2001. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  4. ^ "Internet Archive Wayback Machine". Web.archive.org. 2001-11-01. Archived from the original on November 1, 2001. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  5. ^ "Internet Archive Wayback Machine". Web.archive.org. 2001-11-29. Archived from the original on November 29, 2001. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 

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