Warez?? Was: Re: James Willings still up?

From: Christian Fandt <cfandt_at_servtech.com>
Date: Fri Apr 17 11:09:40 1998

At 21:01 16-04-98 -0700, <jimw_at_agora.rdrop.com> wrote:
>At 11:50 PM 4/15/98 +0000, you wrote:
>>For nearly a week, have anyone seen James Willings's postings or in
>>private emails between anyone?
>No, contrary to popular belief (and random hopes) I have not fallen off the
>edge of the world...
>My local ISP got hit with a large scale 'warez' attack a couple of days ago
>and is still recovering... And of course that puts me just that much
>further behind in my mail... (and other things...)
  --snip --

Forgive me for not knowing what _might_ be common knowledge amongst some
folks here, but what is this "warez" thing?? I guess I don't hang around in
any online areas, etc. which would have clued me in. Just a brief
explaination, please, or even a pointer to an info source. No need to take
up much bandwidth on this.

Judging from Jim's statement, these are possibly individuals who have taken
the good old, original 'hacker' expression and turned it into something
truely bad? Glad you're still around, Jim.
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