irc-junkie.org tried to get in touch with EFNet to comment on the happenings to no avail but got instead contacted by the hackers themselves.
The hackers, identifying themselves as “2l8″, allegedly killed off the IRCd on efnet.nl and relinked with their “ircd with a custom-made patch iHaq wrote just for the occasion. Amongst other nifty features it had kill protection, automatic opering, hardcoded spoof (incase anyone got in and looked at hte config files) for us (email@example.com) and a more dynamic, yet coded in spoof that gave every connected user a host like OWNED-#.MASSIVE.2l8.OWNAGE”.
When asked about their motives they replied “The current situation of morons running alot of the network … is unacceptable. It’s no wonder kids resort to DDoSing IRC-servers. We felt it was time to send a clear message: We Own You. We will always own you … Being on IRC is no different from being in a large crowd, there is no reason for you to act like you are 12 and a bitch.”
They however stated that they themselves are EFNet regulars “Some of us have been on EFnet for 12 years, so that would be a yes. With the current state of affairs tho, we might just pound it into the stone age and go hang-out on freenode or something were people actually behave like regurlar human beings …”
Asked about the techniques behind the hack they replied “This attack has concsisted of using privately developed Linux and FreeBSD remote kernel bugs, as well as certain daemon bugs(apache,openssh,bind,etc) as well as webapp bugs, and sniffing. However the technique so far has been to rely on people’s totally predictable egos. Most of these folks have an ego the seize of the Great wall of China.”
Talking about the hacked webpage http://www.efnet.org, which displayed gayporn titled “oper convention” for two days, they told “The EFnet admins (and opers + groupies) thought we played with DNS cache poisoning for days to get their website to show gay porn, however, we never even attempted that, as we owned their nameservers:)”
Closing the email they wrote “The 2l8 team, want to take his opurtunity to tell everyone that a little love and respect goes a long way. Admins, opers or users, you are all still just human, us included.
- It’s never 2l8 to start being nice.
- The 2l8 team: iHaq, iRoot, iPwn, iSniff.”
Of course, any comments from the EFNet side are more than welcome and if need be will be handled strictly confidential.