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Comments on news posted 2008-05-30 09:44:19: Yesterday I reported how hackers had managed to compromise Comcast's domain information at Network Solutions, destroying millions of Comcast customers' ability to reach the Comcast portal, webmail and official forums. Wired News has a conversation.. ..

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devnuller

join:2006-06-10
Cambridge, MA

ugh

"I wasn't even really thinking. Plus, I'm just so mad at Comcast. I'm tired of their shitty service."

So negativly impact all their customers... nice move. Another thing they could have done was just cancel service.
lordofwhee

join:2007-10-21
Everett, WA

1 recommendation

Re: ugh

This is one of the very few ways the average joe (or in this case, the average hacker joe) can make a statement to a giant corporation that will actually be heard.

yock
TFTC
Premium
join:2000-11-21
Miamisburg, OH
kudos:3

Re: ugh

said by lordofwhee:

This is one of the very few ways the average joe (or in this case, the average hacker joe) can make a statement to a giant corporation that will actually be heard.
The only thing anyone hears from this is that some kid can't resolve his problems rationally.
Modsquad

join:2003-01-21
Spring, TX

1 recommendation

Re: ugh

You must not have ever tried to rationally resolve an issue with Comcast. It's next to impossible. Here in the Houston metro area, we had Time Warner/Road Runner service & they were bought out by Comcrap...errr, Comcast and let me tell you, the service is night & day different. It took them two weeks just to call me back to tell me if I could even get service in my subdivision that's at least 6 years old and I have friends down the street with their service. Then trying to get my own cable modem (which was the exact same model as the ones they hand out at the store front) I couldn't even get it online, for at least 4 weeks now....and I go get one of theirs, and it doesn't work about 90% of the time because the tech that came out initially didn't balance the connection or check for interference.

I have been transferred to every department & it never got resolved....I've went thru a few thousand 'roll over' minutes I had stored up on my cell phone....(i don't have a land line) so yes, it's VERY frustrating having to call back & get some NEW moron & having to spend countless amounts of time RE-explaining the situation because they are not adept enough to escalate you to someone that CAN fix the damn problem or at least have someone contact you that can.

I don't know HOW the hell they stay in business with the crappy customer service they have.

dadkins
Can you do Blu?
Premium,MVM
join:2003-09-26
Hercules, CA
kudos:18

2 recommendations

Re: ugh

said by Modsquad:

You must not have ever tried to rationally resolve an issue with Comcast. It's next to impossible.

...

I have. They did quite well unf**cking the issue.
Modem snafu and ARRIS not being able to cope with Blast.
They sorted it out and I fly.
Ask anyone here!

So, because you or someone else has an issue or a bad experience, doesn't mean we all will.

This "hacker" needs mommy to slap him.
I hope he does time with Bubba!
--
Think outside the Fox... Opera

JamesPC

join:2005-10-12
Orange, CA

1 recommendation

Re: ugh

I second that dadkins. "Slap him", someone!

Cjaiceman
Premium,MVM
join:2004-10-12
Parker, CO
kudos:2
said by dadkins:

So, because you or someone else has an issue or a bad experience, doesn't mean we all will.

This "hacker" needs mommy to slap him.
I hope he does time with Bubba!
Yea, just because your service sucks doesn't mean we should all have to suffer. I give you my simpathy for your connection and service not being what it should be, but let those of us who enjoy our connection actually enjoy it.

I also have to side with dadkins because my service has also been superb. Every tech and rep I have talked too has gotten the problem fixed in a reasonable amount of time and with minimal effort. I even dare say their service is decent

1 recommendation

Hackers are cool.

koma3504
Advocate
Premium
join:2004-06-22
North Richland Hills, TX

Re: ugh

No they are not

james1

join:2001-02-26
said by Necromantik :

Hackers are cool.
You saying that made them not cool.

cao1964

join:2000-08-09
Danville, PA
They are very cool, crackers are not.

CConverse

join:2006-01-31
Syracuse, NY
said by dadkins:

This "hacker" needs mommy to slap him.
HAHA!

I 100% agree. If I were his mom I'd slap him for sure.

Nightfall
My Goal Is To Deny Yours
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join:2001-08-03
Grand Rapids, MI
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said by Modsquad:

You must not have ever tried to rationally resolve an issue with Comcast. It's next to impossible. Here in the Houston metro area, we had Time Warner/Road Runner service & they were bought out by Comcrap...errr, Comcast and let me tell you, the service is night & day different. It took them two weeks just to call me back to tell me if I could even get service in my subdivision that's at least 6 years old and I have friends down the street with their service. Then trying to get my own cable modem (which was the exact same model as the ones they hand out at the store front) I couldn't even get it online, for at least 4 weeks now....and I go get one of theirs, and it doesn't work about 90% of the time because the tech that came out initially didn't balance the connection or check for interference.

I have been transferred to every department & it never got resolved....I've went thru a few thousand 'roll over' minutes I had stored up on my cell phone....(i don't have a land line) so yes, it's VERY frustrating having to call back & get some NEW moron & having to spend countless amounts of time RE-explaining the situation because they are not adept enough to escalate you to someone that CAN fix the damn problem or at least have someone contact you that can.

I don't know HOW the hell they stay in business with the crappy customer service they have.
Last time I checked 2 wrongs don't make a right.
Modsquad

join:2003-01-21
Spring, TX

1 recommendation

Re: ugh

I'm not justifying what the kid did, interfering with everyone else's service is in no way the right thing to do, but rather I know how insane dealing with inept customer service people can make you feel. They have been driving me batty! Do I want to throw my comcast devices into the street & run them over with my Jeep? Yes! Do I want to make everyone else as mad as me by interrupting their service? No.

Hehe

@ssa.gov
said by Nightfall:

Last time I checked 2 wrongs don't make a right.
But 3 do!
Desdinova
Premium
join:2003-01-26
Gaithersburg, MD

1 edit
"Last time I checked 2 wrongs don't make a right."

Neither does one. But at least two strikes a balance!

james1

join:2001-02-26
said by Nightfall:

Last time I checked 2 wrongs don't make a right.
That's an old wives tale.

Locking someone up for 25 years against their will is wrong, yet it's right when they have done wrong against someone else. Proof that 2 wrongs makes right.

yock
TFTC
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Miamisburg, OH
kudos:3

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said by Modsquad:

You must not have ever tried to rationally resolve an issue with Comcast. It's next to impossible.
An irrational response to an irrational situation is still irrational. The mature thing to do would be to cancel service. As it stands, this young man simply committed a federal crime trying to make his point. In the process, he contributed to the very problem that drive him to commit the crime.

How's that for stupid?

Topher

@comcast.net

Stop Suggesting Cancellation, it's rarely an option!

All of you idiots that said "why don't they just cancel" ever consider that Comcast may be their only option (nor that Comcast gives a crap if they lose one of their millions of customers)? Comcast exercises their monopoly muscles by allowing service to become crappy and not want to hire enough competent people to fix it in a timely manner (I atleased want it fixed in a few months not 1 year of phone calls and wasting my life for "routine maintenance" to finally fix it). Sometimes a company needs to get it's ass kicked to do something, especially when they are the only company that provides the affordable service that you need. Customers of the company just get stuck in the cross fire occasionally. I'm not condoning what the kid did, but I am agreeing that the general population of Comcast employee's are incompetent or don't have enough power to get something fixed, as with most big corporations. They need to take a little more responsibility when their systems break down. What the smart ass kid should have done was "try" to get a few neighbors with the same gripe and send it off to the local news station with a story of how hard he tried (if at all) to get Comcast to resolve the problem. I wasn't fortunate to have any neighbors that cared enough.

sally meadow

@comcast.net
why stay with a company youre unhappy with anyway
hottboiinnc
ME

join:2003-10-15
Cleveland, OH
modsquad- Comcast did NOT buy out the TWC area there. It was an agreement that took place when the two of them took over Adelphia. One did not buy the other. the system just changed hands.

Also if you don't like Comcast; sign up with AT$T's shitty DSL service.

Chuckles0
Premium
join:2006-03-04
Saint Paul, MN
If it's okay for an old bat to come into a lobbby with a hammer then it's okay for someone to deface the website. Unfortunately customers were affected for a very short time.

sally meadow

@comcast.net
people spend millions a year on these hollywood stars and ball players who wouldnt pick you off the street if you fell. whats a comcast problem?

Morac
Cat god

join:2001-08-30
Riverside, NJ
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Comcast

1 recommendation

said by lordofwhee:

This is one of the very few ways the average joe (or in this case, the average hacker joe) can make a statement to a giant corporation that will actually be heard.
It's a shame that you have to do something that will put you in prison in order to get Comcast to listen to you.
--

The Comcast Disney Avatar has been retired.
russotto

join:2000-10-05
West Orange, NJ
said by lordofwhee:

This is one of the very few ways the average joe (or in this case, the average hacker joe) can make a statement to a giant corporation that will actually be heard.
It's either that, or take an ax down to the local office.

You know the old saying about training a mule... first you hit it as hard as you can with a 2x4; that's to get its attention.

KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
Premium
join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK
said by lordofwhee:

This is one of the very few ways the average joe (or in this case, the average hacker joe) can make a statement to a giant corporation that will actually be heard.
Agreed, but watch them go to jail now as "Computer Terrorists"...
--
"Regulatory capitalism is when companies invest in lawyers, lobbyists, and politicians, instead of plant, people, and customer service." - former FCC Chairman William Kennard (A real FCC Chairman, unlike the current Corporate Spokesperson in the job!)
kingofdsl

join:2002-12-11
Indianapolis, IN
Although questionable whether going to jail for Federal crimes is worth the effort I am not surprised by people getting to this point of fed up with not just Comcast but all the corporations wringing more and more money out of the American consumer promising the world and delivering peanuts.

There will be a lot more of this

Placebo
Premium
join:2005-12-14
Huntley, IL

Re: ugh

I'm a victim of the damn corporations!

Seriously, as a consumer, you get to choose who gets your money. Food, fuel, insurance, mortgage rates, and utility costs aside, YOU determine how much money you GIVE to these "evil corporations".

Why is everyone a victim?
--
Who wants an orange whip? Orange whip? Orange whip? Three orange whips.

Goliath28

@comcast.net

Re: ugh

Who gets to set the price? Last time I checked gas was at $3.70+ a gallon. If I get to set the price then I want to pay .01c a gallon.

You only think you get to set the prices, you don't even get to set the price for your mortgage, and I know before you say it, well then don't buy it.. But I have to have some place to live *smacktard*. It is a shell game while you are so busy looking here they raise rates over there. And before you know it you are paying $3plus for a gallon of gas and $100+ for TV and internet. But keep drinking the governments kool-aid. I guess a sucker really IS born every minute.

Placebo
Premium
join:2005-12-14
Huntley, IL

1 recommendation

Re: ugh

Did you even read my post? I explicitly noted that we don't have control over fuel prices and mortgage rates, utilities, etc...

The choices you do have: you can buy a fuel efficient vehicle, you can live in a less expensive house, you can get the lower-tiered internet plan, you can go without a data package on you cell phone, you can cancel your subscription to Netflix. YOU control the amount you pay because YOU determine which package you sign up for. I'm no "*smacktard*", my eloquent friend. I'm a smart consumer.

Guess what: TV and Internet are not necessities. Even if they are, you can get broadcast channels for free, and NetZero is willing to give you a dial-up account for $9.99 , so don't tell me that I'm the one drinking the Kool-Aid.

If there is a sucker on this board, it's you: you're the one that's been convinced that you MUST have a triple-play package, and that you MUST purchase a house instead of renting. Don't blame me for your turning into a corporate whore.
--
Who wants an orange whip? Orange whip? Orange whip? Three orange whips.

crischen

join:2000-11-07
Anderson, IN

1 recommendation

Re: ugh

Why get netzero, it's actually more expensive than cable.

By the time I pay ATT $27 a month for a landline and then 9.95 for NetZero, I can get Cable internet for 33$.
--
-Kinsey
Geeky chix0r

cao1964

join:2000-08-09
Danville, PA
"Seriously, as a consumer, you get to choose who gets your money. Food, fuel, insurance, mortgage rates, and utility costs aside, YOU determine how much money you GIVE to these "evil corporations".
"

Oh please though its agains the law you think companies don't conspire to keep prices high and services as they are.

Anyone who has ever gone to an exclusive golf club knows what I mean, business is not done at the office but at the golf course with noone even knowing what is been said and done.

That said I think that what capitalism is all about, scr*w as many as you can, since they are going to scr*w you also.
So if you don't like comcast go to their friend ATT don't like them either, build your own billion dollar business and you will be just like them, smilling as you give it to the people, its just how humans are, more power to Capitalism.

Placebo
Premium
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Huntley, IL

1 recommendation

Re: ugh

said by cao1964:

Oh please though its agains the law you think companies don't conspire to keep prices high and services as they are.

No sh*t!

What do you expect?! Do you really think that corporations should be angels?

I can picture the board meeting at Comcast:

"Okay folks--how do we go about saving our customers money this month?"

Sounds crazy, right?

I know it can be hard to grasp, but EVERY company wants to take as much of your money as they can. Period. It's up to you, the consumer, to determine who gets your money, and how much of it they get. If you don't agree with the way they do business, then don't give them your damn money.

Why is that so hard to understand?
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FFH
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Re: ugh

said by Placebo:

It's up to you, the consumer, to determine who gets your money, and how much of it they get. If you don't agree with the way they do business, then don't give them your damn money.

Why is that so hard to understand?
Because many people live in a world where they are responsible for none of their own actions and where government; corporations; mommy and daddy; and all their friends and neighbors are there to take care of them and make their life easier.
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caco
Premium
join:2005-03-10
Whittier, AK
Safe to say their service will be canceled pretty soon or more like their parent's service will be canceled and they won't be very happy. I see a very bright future for these 2 idiots.
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»www.seabee.navy.mil

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FFH
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Tavistock NJ
kudos:5

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said by devnuller:

"I wasn't even really thinking. Plus, I'm just so mad at Comcast. I'm tired of their shitty service."

So negativly impact all their customers... nice move. Another thing they could have done was just cancel service.
I hope the FBI tracks them down and throws their sorry butts in prison. We'll see if they are still laughing then.
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kadar
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said by devnuller:

So negativly impact all their customers... nice move.
Didn't affect me.
So where does the "all" come into play?
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Qumahlin
Never Enough Time
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join:2001-10-05
united state

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Re: ugh

said by kadar:

said by devnuller:

So negativly impact all their customers... nice move.
Didn't affect me.
So where does the "all" come into play?
If you pay for a pie, and someone steals a slice, then they have committed a crime. It doesn't matter if you ended up throwing the pie away and didn't care about the slice in the first place, a crime was still committed against you.

While you may not use comcast.net or the comcast.net email address, it is still part of the service you are paying for. Someone removed access to those services that you pay for from you.

Whether or not you use them is irrelevant to the case.
haplo2112

join:2003-05-12
Charlton, MA

1 edit
"Another thing they could have done was just cancel service."

WHY DON'T YOU PEOPLE GET IT!

In most of the country nobody can just cancel service. ISP's are a monopoly just about everywhere. There is one count 'em ONE broadband provider for whatever area in which they live. So therefore we have to hope, beg and plead for the one choice we have to offer us what we want or need from an ISP.

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Youngjm

join:2002-04-01
Ada, MI
He can look on the bright side, he won't be a Comcast customer for very long!
Expand your moderator at work
Ulmo

join:2005-09-22
Aptos, CA
said by devnuller:

"I wasn't even really thinking. Plus, I'm just so mad at Comcast. I'm tired of their shitty service."

So negativly impact all their customers...
No kidding. I was checking for voicemails from attorneys and rental opportunities, and there was a delay in me figuring out how to get my voicemails.

Luckily:

1. I figured out how to get in using the text replacement they put up before I ran out of time budgeted for checking my voicemail.
2. No one left any messages, obviating the need to log in.

Yes, Comcast should have better security, but fact of the matter is that now my ISP will be expending resources on making things bitchier rather than improving service, since most corporate security programs these days tend to be based upon bitchifying things more.

In other words, their prank had the potential to cause real serious problems in peoples' lives. It didn't in mine, but it was extremely close to doing so. I wouldn't be surprised if it actually did for others.
hrickpa

join:2001-06-07
Reading, PA
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I live in a comcast area i can not get thier service it would cost me $2,000 to install a line and the service will run me $99.95 a month becaue they have to run a line from the pole to the third floor where I live. I also do not like the invisable caps they have. Comcast's customer service sucks!!!

pissed

@mycingular.net

thanks for really providing crappy service...

I have been unable to check my email via pop3 on any network other than my home wifi (comcast) for almost 48 hours as a result of this nonsense. I'm happy that they "stuck it to comcast" but not at the expense of f-ing up other users services. Stupid script kiddies...

KrK
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Tulsa, OK

Re: thanks for really providing crappy service...

Actually in this I agree. These guys could of done this a bit smarter.

IE instead of hosing up everyone's email and so on, how about they simply:

Created a Spoof Comcast website detailing Comcast's service issues.... then done the DNS redirects for things like Comcast corporate site, etc etc

IE More like a protest and less like a denial of service. That way none of the customers would be affected but Comcast would still be embarrassed and it would still get media attention....
--
"Regulatory capitalism is when companies invest in lawyers, lobbyists, and politicians, instead of plant, people, and customer service." - former FCC Chairman William Kennard (A real FCC Chairman, unlike the current Corporate Spokesperson in the job!)

pissed

@mycingular.net

amen!

well stated...
Tap45

join:2003-06-08
Puyallup, WA

Anything can be Hacked

Don't know why someone who's supposed to be tech savvy would be so arrogant. Reminds me of Todd Davis that Lifelock guy who gave out his social security number and dared anyone to steal his identity. Then someone did.

Uncle Paul

join:2003-02-04
USA
kudos:1

1 recommendation

Off to jail

I consider this a theft and should be dealt with accordingly. At the very minimum the value of the theft should be based on the resource value Comcast had to expend to determine and fix the hack. That should easily place it in the fed area.

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knightmb
Everybody Lies

join:2003-12-01
Franklin, TN

1 edit

He lives in my state

I guess I should go visit him before he goes to jail.

He is right down the road from me in terms of the size of this planet.

Great photo too:
»blog.wired.com/.shared/image.htm···bong.jpg

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yock
TFTC
Premium
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Miamisburg, OH
kudos:3

Kids...

An 18 year old kid with an attitude problem of his own justifies violating someone else's property by their reaction to a threat. Someone should just jerk a knot in his tail and go on with life.
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Lynch All Liars

jbob
Reach Out and Touch Someone
Premium
join:2004-04-26
Little Rock, AR

Comcast Technical Contact!

These guys shouldn't get a pass but does anyone else think the Comcast technical contact/manager should have been a little more proactive about this? Rather than blowing them off maybe he should have at least checked some things. I think if I were a Comcast Exec this guy might be handed his walking papers if what the hackers said is true.

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extreme100
Premium
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Coloma, MI

1 recommendation

Ouch...

Our hacker hero should visit a dentist and have his front teeth removed before he goes to prison since that would be less painful than the way Bubba's boys will remove them.
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texans20
Premium
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Texas!

1 recommendation

Re: Ouch...

I do hope they catch this stupid kid, and tech him a lesson. I bet he will cry all the way to prison.

No to ESPN

@sbcglobal.net

Scum vs. Trash

You get to pick which one is which. My pick is Comcast is trash and the hacker is scum. Too bad we can have a poll.

jmn1207
Premium
join:2000-07-19
Ashburn, VA
kudos:1

Karl?

"...they used a combination of social engineering (aka tricking dumb people)"

Ignorance does not necessarily equate to intelligence. A cornucopia of "smart" people have been hornswoggled by social engineering too.

I'm still a big fan of your perspective.

tapeloop
Not bad at all, really.
Premium
join:2004-06-27
Airstrip One
kudos:1

Re: Karl?

said by jmn1207:

"...they used a combination of social engineering (aka tricking dumb people)"

Ignorance does not necessarily equate to intelligence. A cornucopia of "smart" people have been hornswoggled by social engineering too.

I'm still a big fan of your perspective.
I get where you're coming from jmn1207, but "smart" people can do dumb things too. Like a PhD philosopher putting tinfoil in the microwave. Or someone writing their password down on a Post-It note and sticking it to their monitor. Or using their username as their password. And so forth...

(Nice use of the word hornswoggle, btw. )
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--L. van Pelt
jd333

join:2001-07-05
Campbell, CA

1 edit

Maybe a good thing?

Has anyone considered that in one way having some pot-idled haX0rZ with no real plans do this was a service to the community at large?

Imagine if some Russian mafia team had figured this out, and at 8AM on a Tuesday silently replaced comcast.net with a lookalike page, and started logging password requests through email ports?

You better be sure that every major domain holder in the world and registrar is having meetings this morning, figuring out better ways to make sure this doesn't happen in the future.

SrsBsns

join:2001-08-30
Oklahoma City, OK

1 edit

possible connection?

I wonder if this guy has any connection to this? Maybe that how hey knew how to social engineer some people? They both look like losers. oops I meant l337 h4x0rz.

»Outsourced Comcast Tech Goes Vigilante On Xbox Cheaters

ShadPTR

join:2008-01-23
Markham, ON

1 recommendation

Moronic Youth and the Internet age of self entitlement

"Thursday, the pair were dealing with their newfound fame, laughing over the press coverage with a mix of glee and nervous excitement"

"If he wasn't such a prick, he could have avoided all of that," says EBK. "I wasn't even really thinking. Plus, I'm just so mad at Comcast. I'm tired of their shitty service."

Defiant and EBK say that's false: they just hate Comcast in general. "I'm sure they hate us too," says Defiant.
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Another example of how the internet age has influenced moronic youth to the point that they think it's cool to evoke damage on systems.

Just because the stupid kids "hate Comcast in general" doesn't give them an excuse to perform attacks on Comcast, I hope Comcast pursues this to the full extent of the law, it is yet another example how that generation of youth think everything is a right of theirs or self entitlement.

Keep on laughing morons. I hope they make an example out of you and sue your asses into oblivion, let see you laugh while you work at McDonalds for 50 years to pay off your "coolness"

JamesPC

join:2005-10-12
Orange, CA

Re: Moronic Youth and the Internet age of self entitlement

EXACTLY! everything is there right. YA RIGHT!

capitalism_ftw

@comcast.net

ha ha

i just wanted to show support to the hackers. i think what they did is hilarious.

to all those who CLAIM people have choices, you're ignorant. people want to have internet - what are their choices limited to? mine are limited to at&t or comcast. do i want my customer information given up to gwb or my traffic shaped? great choices!
dda
Premium
join:2003-12-29
Bolton, MA

Re: ha ha

said by capitalism_ftw :

people want to have internet - what are their choices limited to?
For someone who is such a fan of capitalism, it seems odd that you don't know the difference between a want and a need. It also seems odd that you aren't seeing this as a fine opportunity to set up your own ISP hat won't have all the issues and troubles that Comcast supposedly inflicts on its users.

Capitalism is about responding to wants and needs; if you can't get your wants and needs met with your current choices make some new ones!

jjoshua
Premium
join:2001-06-01
Scotch Plains, NJ
kudos:3

No trust in Comcast

It seems that Comcast can't protect the family jewels. What other security issues do they have?
Lazlow

join:2006-08-07
Saint Louis, MO

Comcast should thank these guys

Think about it. Imagine if these guys had truly bad intentions. They could have made a lot of money. Recover a bunch of users passwords (start with email) and off you go. Email Paypal that you lost your password and they send a confirmation email. Write a look a like portal for all the major banks. The list goes on and on. So showing a MAJOR security flaw in comcast's system at the loss of a few hours connection is really a bargain. These guy are just vandals. It is a PITA, but get over it and move on.
dadarkside
Premium
join:2006-05-20
The Moon

In Other News.......

There has been a SIGNIFICANT, if yet, unsubstantiated, drop in the volume of SPAM for 2 straight days...

(wishful thinking!)

DeeplyShrouded

@comcast.net

Re: In Other News.......

It would be nice if spam dropped completely.
What these skriptkiddies did has nothing to do with hacking.
Hacking in the true sense of the word is making a pc or other
piece of hardware do something it wasn't designed to do.
Best way to stop this nonsense is, "before we change your
domain sir, I'll have to call the number listed in the
technical contact information" or "Please fax your
authorization on company letterhead".
Then call the # on that letterhead to be sure.
No one should just be allowed to change a domain name because
a voice on the phone says so. Also, to combat the spam
problem, have the ability to block *@domain.* would be nice.

--Deeply Shrouded & Quiet
--Central Control! D-Dial #49

JamesPC

join:2005-10-12
Orange, CA

Re: In Other News.......

Definition of HACKER:
Computer Slang.
a. a computer enthusiast.
b. a microcomputer user who attempts to gain unauthorized access to proprietary computer systems.

THINK ABOUT IT, don't get stuck in the semantics.

JamesPC

join:2005-10-12
Orange, CA

hacker scum

The hacker is the f..... prick. I hate hackers, im waiting for the day that one of these fools brags in front of me (cant wait). I am going to lay him out.

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hal35a6

join:2008-05-01
Petaluma, CA

Comcast Hacked

As of 1;44 PM PDT on 5-30-08 it is still screwed up. Cannot go to the Forums page or Financials page. Their home page has be fouled up since they changed home pages a while back.