Via blog readhacked I stumbled upon an interview with the founder of elhacker.net is not wasted. Copipasteo quote
Sun and blue sky in Barcelona. I'm meeting "the-witch", founder and admin of Elhacker.net. I hope a guy who appears is scary but good people face: Alex, 26 years old, with a touch of the dark side that nothing is sensed. You must save it, I think, for the network. Go overwhelmed these days, but neither note: Elhacker.net takes one and a half under heavy Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS). 40,000 machines bombard it day and night.
Interviewer - What is DDoS?
The-Witch-Not quite finished, but already half solved.
Interviewer - What caused it?
The Witch-guess-envy, even if there is arrogant to say. I spoke with is attacking and motivations are a bit weird: said to be the avenger of the Internet, my page is full of lamers and is doing some cleaning.
Interviewer - Was it not by any discussion on the forum or between rival sites?
The-Witch-No. He has no page. He centralhacker.net but not anymore.
Interviewer-read that a few months ago, I tumbasteis you attacked each other and ...
The-Witch-decided to attack web forum and was "off". I guess chance.
Interviewer - Do you know who is?
The-Witch-An Argentine, are a small group.
Interviewer - attack the entire web?
The-Witch-Va at times but most of the forum, since 26 January.
Interviewer - Will you take reprisals?
The-Warlock-I have a surprise ready.
Interviewer - You had happened before?
The-Witch-Yes and unfortunately happen again. It's the name, elhacker, people say: Let's see what you know. When I wrote the article "How to try to stop a DDoS", a few days after the attack began, to show that if you have millions of machines is impossible to stop.
Interviewer - And how do you respond?
The-Witch-stop and I try to make them tired.
Interviewer - Do not contraatacas?
The-Warlock-I have no botnet. These are criminals.
Interviewer - Besides DoS attacks, you lived other?
The-Warlock-All potential there, all the variations and techniques, scans, everything.
Interviewer - Have you ever gotten into?
The-Witch-web have never hacked but the Top, a ranking of sites, hacked it twice and the forum also, some Brazilians, but did not know that was the domain of the forum, but brushed index touched nothing else. It was a fault of mine, a CGI script without updating.
Interviewer-Having a site like elhacker.net should serve to learn security ...
The-Warlock-I also have tried to steal the cookie many times, but luckily I'm a little paranoid. I sent a message to let on a page, saying they were a group of computer scientists who wanted to be my friends. As I did not trust, I used a clean browser without cookies. Read: "Click here to enter". I press the button and see that nothing happens. Then, I see in the URL that gets www.elhacker.net. I look at the source code and I were trying to steal the cookie from the news section. So, the guys took the time to make a page that does not exist, send me a mail, inventing history, seek a XSS in the news, program the code to steal the cookie, create a script in php ... not turned out fine but were about.
Interviewer - What struck you attempt or funny anymore?
The-Witch-Funny, none. The latter has been the strongest it has lasted over a month and is the most difficult to stop. But one is not a DoS attack is to make the cocoon. If you have more machines and saturate the line, where is the grace?
Interviewer 'Luckily, you're used ...
The-Witch-Since I put the domain has been attempted attacks. You should see the log of ModSecurity: every day are doing scans, not one hundred.
Interviewer-The interest of some hackers from attacking each other where does sociologically?
The-Warlock-I guess it's motivation to prove that you know more, a challenge: This page talks about computer security, I will look if it is faulty and if you can attack it, has merit.
Interviewer - How is secured elhacker.net?
The-Witch-Is public: a firewall, restrictive rules ...
Interviewer - Linux?
The-Witch-course, as is the most stable server and consumes fewer resources. Then, Apache, ModSecurity, Modevasive, which are modules for securing the server, although there is some fault in the php can not enter.
Interviewer - And the human administrator secures how?
The-Witch-passwords, keep them different, irlas changing, have your computer clean, no bugs, run the process without being administrator, use a clean browser when I browse a website I do not know, typical, you would have to do everything the world but does not. And then you are infected with a bug and attack me without knowing it. It is a contradiction: I'm trying to make a security page for people to learn and it turns out that they would have to learn they are infected by a worm that is attacking me.
Interviewer - So did the Argentine DDoS?
The-Witch-Yes. Been infected with a worm in the Messenger of thousands or millions of computers and attack me without knowing it.
Interviewer-How important are, that someone takes the trouble to make a worm for you.
The-Witch-Yes, there are people who I have great affection. Also there posing for me, as firstname.lastname@example.org or something.
Interviewer - Who is really the-witch?
The-Witch-Administrator, webmaster and lousy designer. I'm a pretty normal person, with their special little things. I love computers and computer work. I did the race but I studied the two higher-level vocational training computer and, by chance, working class had to make a website. Elhacker.net was born.
Interviewer - How working class?
El Brujo 'Yes, but with another domain, hacker.es.org, it was free. Then I saw that the thing was successful and my father left me a credit card to buy the domain.
Interviewer - What year are we talking about?
The Witch--2000. And I bought the domain in February 2001, when I decided to step forward.
Interviewer - So you were already in the hacker scene?
The-Witch-No. Even now I'm on my own, but I like to meet people and gather the information out there on the subject.
Interviewer - Did you have a role model, someone who wanted to be like?
El Brujo - "The Replicant", the webmaster of La Taberna de VanHackez. One of Valencia.
Interviewer - Why?
El Brujo 'Because it was the same issues I was pulled out new things and a good designer. I liked your page and I took it as an idea, not copy it. I had a lot of information, downloads, sections, links.
Interviewer - Do you want to send a message from here?
The-Witch-Yes, send me a greeting, haha. He was a good uncle, a crash, the page was a pioneer and the most good about it. Then sold it to one who had no clue and eventually disappeared from the Internet. Look to sell the domain, that is never done!
Interviewer-So you knew before mounting hacking the Web?
The-Witch-Yes. I opened it because I've always thought it's better to share. "Teach what you know, learn what does not" is the motto of our forum. I like to gather information, put new books, if someone writes a good article, why not make it known
and that people read it?
Interviewer - Do you work alone or collaborators?
The-Witch-The forum is many people who are helping me not only to moderate but to remove items. More than 40 people playing hard and I thank you from the heart, without them it would be impossible. Usually there are 400 people connected, clear messages to people who question things I should not ask ...
Interviewer - 400 people a day?
El Brujo - No! 400 people simultaneously. Not now, with the attack, but goes enough people. Royals 40,000 unique visitors daily. 600,000 accumulated messages.
Interviewer - The forum is the most popular elhacker.net?
The-Witch-Yes because there are good moderators and people know that if you try to help questions.
Interviewer-Forums maybe yes, but in Castilian websites with as much information as you elhacker.net not seen.
The-Witch-Son megs and consume enough traffic theirs. There are few sites but no: Kriptopolis, CyruxNet, Hispabyte ...
Interviewer - So many as before?
The-Witch-People get tired and this gives many benefits.
Interviewer - did you not?
El Brujo 'Sometimes I put advertising to me a few months and then take it off. The only way to make money is to advertise sex and stuff and I do not like but, of course, you have to cover it because the server costs a buck a month.
Interviewer - Where do you go?
Interviewer - What website section is more successful?
The-Witch-The very practical manual, with little theory and explain how to do things without having to think too much, ie, copy, paste and run the thing, better if scanned images.
Interviewer - And in the forum?
The-Witch-The most visited section is Hacking Wireless, we are there seguridadwireless.net pioneers, the friend has taken a distribution HWAGM, Wifislax, first in Spanish for wireless security audits, and are collecting all the information out there on the subject.
Interviewer-I saw a group of Bluetooth ...
The-Witch-Si, Gospel leads this project. Also succeed Basic Hacking forums, Trojan, which is not what I like but people unfortunately get a trojan like the bride. They arrested 3 people and Trojans forum for doing things they should not.
Interviewer - You mean the people who recorded their school for the webcam and the extorted? I saw the news on Antena 3 and out elhacker.net.
The-Witch-One forum user was but nothing else, I feel very good that we have stopped.
Interviewer - Do you remember more anecdotes?
The-Witch-People who want to know the password of Hotmail his girlfriend because he cheats, this every day several. Sometimes you do not know if it's true or not. Also you can not hack a Hotmail account if not for social engineering and does not seem a very advanced technique, simply make a page that looks like, that the victim pique and send you your password, a little creepy right?
Interviewer - What about higher things?
The Witch-Once, a teacher in a school called for help and help you set up a project for children. When did the presentation thanked us and sent us a picture capture, reading "Thanks to elhacker.net for helping set up the project." We made illusion.
Interviewer - What Matters bounced?
The-Witch-Many. Some are very pushy, enter the forum, say four nonsense. And trolls, always will be.
Interviewer - Has the hacker scene?
The-Warlock-I think they are there all, but people are more bundled or no mood to take things in public, you write less.
Interviewer - Hackers have become easygoing?
The-Witch-Before leaving plenty of Spanish and Mexican ezines and now very few. Anyway, our ezines section is not very successful because people do not want to read, want practical things. Or, if you have explained, rather ask and to give personalized responses, although the manual says the same thing.
Interviewer - Do not give creeps a little lick both?
El Brujo 'Yes, but is inevitable. We try to clean, delete many messages per day. There is a trash forum that is worth seeing, after reading it you laugh.
Interviewer - Now, with the mafia, there's more bad hackers?
The-Witch-Those are not hackers, they are criminals who know how to program.
Interviewer - Elhacker.net is a group of hackers?
The-Witch-No, it is rather a group of friends or a community.
Interviewer - Are there no hacker groups?
The-Witch-Yes but not disclosed. The people go to yours and not much public activity, although meetings are very very closed groups riding their private forums and let in only the deserving. But this is not my philosophy everyone should have access to information, but there is a risk that the wrong use.
Interviewer-O police come you because ... look and see elhacker.net exploits, hacking tools, cracking. Have you had legal problems?
The-Witch-ever demand for any link, but nothing serious. Microsoft once, because I had the XBox games on a link. And when he left the decoder DECSS, the Motion Picture Association of America gave me a warning-complaint but did not want to advertise, it
removed without problems.
Interviewer - Do you take any type of preventive measure?
The-Witch-No, in principle we publish almost anything but, for example, if there is an exploit that continues to work not published until it is patched. Always with a bit of ethics, logic, common sense.
Interviewer-So in the discussion between "full disclosure" or not, you are in favor of the other, but with ethics.
The-Witch-Right, a middle ground. I the case of this discussion and is a very complicated issue. The information should be free, but to a certain limit.
Interviewer - The world of in-security is changing?
The-Witch-There is increasing concern but still not a priority for many companies. When it really gets out, I'll have more work.
Interviewer - What does it take to become fashionable? Need more attacks?
The-Witch-Haha. This is how the virus, they say that they believe the virus.
Interviewer - And you're educating children to attack and then have a job?
The-Witch-Noooo. Backwards. Educo so they know defense.
Interviewer - What are today the hottest topics in the world of security?
The Witch-The cross-site scripting. Existed for many years but was not given the importance it deserves.
Interviewer-And what you see on the forum, what interests you?
The-Witch-The Trojans never go out of style. And people start to ask for botnets.
Interviewer-Botnets seem something new but always thought that any hacker worth his salt has his slot machines spread around.
The-Warlock-is true. Some have them but not use them to attack anyone, use them to their tests, to see what can be done to control them and go.
Interviewer - What is the safest way to live on the internet?
The-Witch-not get into a lot of trouble, as in real life. What happens is that the network is paid to do things that are not in the face, as insulting.
Interviewer-In the Decalogue of not getting into trouble, surely that says: Do not open a page that point elhacker call anything.
Interviewer - Why did you put this name?
The-Warlock-I was looking for and this was free. Sometimes I regret it, but basically I like.
Interviewer - Why the nick-witch?
The-Witch-you said once a hacker is a computer wizard, has this mystical part I like.
Interviewer-Y samples potions in your site
El Brujo - Like having powers haha ..
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