3.0 HACKER CASH GRAB?
Bow to the Cash cOw:
Hey Cartman, did the |<r4d Back Orifice<tm> watch come yet???
At least we know where the cDc guys are coming from, ;-)
Gimme your money:
It seems the old hacker gold rush is on, I don't care what anyone
says, HACKING sells, and it sells big, I'm actually surprised it
has taken this long for some people to realize this and begin to
cash in on it, but it is readily apparent to me that the 'golden
age of hacking' <sic> is far from over.
AntiOnline, run by 19yr old John Vranesvich seems to have struck
the mother lode. Already a commercial entity offering shell accounts
to the wannabes the site now proclaims the following:
"AntiOnline Forms Partnership With Zarite Inc.Sunday 10:00am,
November 08, 1998 - Venture Capitalists see a future in AntiOnline,
and decide to invest."
uh, yeah, hey maybe someone will invest in us too some day <guffaw>.
"Under the terms of the agreement, Vranesevich will retain a majority
70% stake in AntiOnline, and will maintain sole managerial control"
From the press release:
In exchange for 30% control of AntiOnline "Zarite Inc. has provided
an undisclosed amount of investment capital, which is set to be used
to launch a second generation site.
... which is expected to span over some 8
separate domains, will collectively be dubbed "AntiOnline - The
Internet's Information Security Super Center". Along with the latest
InfoSec news updated 3 times a day, AntiOnline will also run weekly
columns and interviews from and by some of the biggest names in the
computer security and hack scene. Another domain will host Bub,
AntiOnline's artificial intelligence bot, 6 months in the making, that
will be able to interactively answer questions about computer security
issues posed to it by web surfers. One of the domains will host a
virtual store front that will be a one stop shop for security products
and hacker memorabilia, and yet another one will serve as a high
power search portal to information security related sites, based on
technology being leased from InfoSeek. Another of the domains will
serve as the world's most extensive web companion to IRC, the form
of real time type written communication used by thousands of hackers
around the world."