p2pnet news | P2P:- As we said yesterday, Warner Music, EMI, Vivendi Universal and Sony BMG’s anti-OiNK, anti-P2P, anti-file sharing, anti-customer campaign had zero impact on file sharing, but it’s had a positive effect on p2p innovation” meaning, among other things, that when a site goes down, five more pop up in its place.
OiNK was hammered and in another post we said, “what.cd and waffles.fm are poised to fill the vacuum …”
Then what.cd people apparently started getting nasty emails from Warner Music, EMI, Vivendi Universal and Sony BMG’s RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
Par for the course, but was it really the RIAA?
“Well, they don’t redirect people to shock sites, as far as I know,” says a what.cd item on Canada’s pastebin, going on:
“So, who else would want to hack us? We’ve done our detective work, and located the two people. If you want to know who they are, skip to the end of the post. If you want to know who they are and why they hate us so much, read on in the ordinary up-down fashion.”
It turns out to have been firstname.lastname@example.org, a 14-year-old UK hacker
The pastebin post continues:
The emails were well spoofed – the “originating IP” belonged to Dutch offices owned by the RIAA. However, they made a serious fuckup – a load of them were sent from email@example.com. This is not the case of a hacked mail script, as we never had a mail script – this was the case of someone trying poorly to hide their identity. A couple hours after these emails were sent out, every user in #what.cd received a CTCP-Version request from a user called ‘biscuit’.
This is where it gets cool.
Sending version requests to everyone in a channel is the sort of thing script kiddies looking for someone to hack would do. As a good sysadmin, I tracked down biscuit’s IP address:
Then, “A little more research shows that P3T3R is 14 years old, and biscuit is his brother. It all sounds pretty conclusive to me.”
The what.cd pastebin posts names the perp and provides a few more salient details, adding:
“There’s a shitload of information on him, easily accessible via google.
“Neither I nor the rest of the staff is going to do anything to him – we just thought you’d like to know who the dickhead with your email address is. You can do with this information what you please.”
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