Target: Daniel’s Chat SQL Database
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Then, at 02:51 UTC, a chat user named @Dolly emerged without “entering,” stating that the hackers stole @daniel’s chat password and that the server itself had not been compromised. @Dolly also said, “Doesn’t look like you can delete @Syntax” suggesting that @Dolly was likely an alternate account for the chatroom’s controversial super administrator, @Syntax. She also confirmed that @daniel was not logged in as he was not usually awake this early to do so.
@Dolly’s arrival prompted dialogue between the hacker @null and chatroom users, while @Syntax expressed less interest in fighting and was more interested in discussing the “reasoning” behind the hack.
At one point, @Dolly commends the alleged responsible parties by saying“I'm kinda in awe as to what you did.”
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For the next hour, @Syntax along with various guests and transient members chatted about random subjects ranging from EU and German laws around pedophilia to the 19th Amendment, while random trolls entered and continued to attack only @Syntax directly. One chat member and presumed online boyfriend of @Syntax, known by the moniker @Fuggles, joined the chat and had little to say.
One guest to the chatroom suggested the hack was organized by @Syntax to breakup with @Fuggles, while another long-time user and former staff of Daniel’s Chat, known as @meerkat simply hypothesized that the hacker @null and @Syntax were one and the same person - essentially alleging that this was orchestrated from the inside.
By 04:00 UTC, the hacker kicked @Syntax and all guests using variations of her nickname from the room. Less than 10 minutes later, @null stated Daniel’s Chat was the last site left on Daniel’s Hosting. This suggests that while everyone was conversing, the hacker/s were busy deleting the web services hosted on Daniel’s servers by elevating the privileges of @daniel’s admin account. We find this to be at least partially true as it appears that the hackers targeted Daniel’s databases via the chatroom and not the web server content, like raw HTML and CSS files.
At 04:31 UTC, Daniel’s account simply announced, “pwned.” At 04:32 UTC, the chatroom returned displaying the message, “Fatal error: No connection to database!”- suggesting the hack was complete and the chat database was no longer online.
Less than 5 minutes after the chatroom went offline, a single post appeared on the drama and spam-filled Tor hidden service, DeepPaste, with the hackers blaming staff pedophiles and Syntax directly for the attack against Daniel’s services. The hackers also included a link to another external hidden service on Tor with a list of all the filters from the admin panel in the anonymous chatroom. It is rumored staff moderators used the extensive list of filters, consisting of mostly keywords and URLs linked to illegal subject matter, for auto-kicking guests posting banned content.
The reason for posting this - along with their final statement - is unknown and the service containing the filters is no longer online.