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

From: Hotze <photze_at_batelco.com.bh>
Date: Fri Apr 17 22:54:32 1998

Yes, indeed, Warez people are the 3rd generation hackers. For the most
part, they're not to good at all. They pretty much just take software and
pirate it (hence the name "warez" pronounced "wares") They can hack NT
(like someone can't!) And for the most part, think that UNIX is dead. They
couldn't tell you the differance between a modem and a sound card, except
"one has the phone jack".
    They don't do good, or even do anything that no one's done before. They
just go in, say that they've "hacked" a website, and brag about it in a chat
room for the next 50 hours. They're mostly teens, and techies-gone-bad.
    Tim D. Hotze
-----Original Message-----
From: Christian Fandt <cfandt_at_servtech.com>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Friday, April 17, 1998 7:20 PM
Subject: Warez?? Was: Re: James Willings still up?

>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
>>edge of the world...
>>My local ISP got hit with a large scale 'warez' attack a couple of days
>>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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