The late 90’s, early 2000’s. The Microsoft IRCX bot nets. The internet boom and the dial up connections. The appearance of MP3 and Napster. The ICMP_ECHO floods and all the other Windows Nukes. ICMPSwitch, Unabomber and Divine Intervention. The IRC networks, mIRC client and the blooming of the scripting communities and crews. The eggdrop, the shell providers and TCL scripting. The Perl scripts and it’s code injections. The mail bombs. The trojans. Sub-Seven, NetBus, BackOrifice. The appearance of PHP as an alternative to CGI. The PHP communities (cidadela.org, anyone?). The ability to send SMS through email addresses ([email protected]) and the sms bombing concept. The DSL and Cable lines. The DivX, the exchange over-night of DivX movies at high speeds (thanks to modem uncapping), the NetBios bug (c$!) in Windows XP. The Direct Connect, KaZaA and eMule.

 

Those were the days…