Ok,I am going to write my story now.
First,please excuse my english,I am foreign.
1999 I was staying in Thailand at a friends house for some years.
At some stage I bought my first PC.I didnt really protect it in any ways,as I didnt know much about viruses or hackers.
I stayed online for hours using prepaid internet usage cards of various ISP s.
I tell that,that you know,that my IP changed all the time and had no fixed adress.
As you probably know,in Thailand you can buy CD-roms of any kind (software,mp3 albums) for a dollar or so.So I bought alot of stuff and played around
with it.I bought 3 CDs with Hackertools and Info aswell,just for getting familiar with the topic.
All started,when my PC behaved strangly at times.I had the feeling,that someone was hacking my Pc with no intend to destroy anything,but rather to get
some of the software in my posession.
So I started to reinstall the operating system for some times to get rid of the hackers.
At one time a windows message opened saying:
Just because of an argument you dont have to delete your programms !
Now I ask you:Is that a normal windows message ?I believe not.
Soon after I had my first remote controlled encounter with someone.
I wanted to reinstall my Windows 98 SE again and somehow got lost in the MS-DOS mode.Couldnt get Windows installed.So I sat there,doing lots of stupid
things in MS-dos and was totally lost..Then suddenly the monitor whent black and I heard some noises from the harddrive and after some time Windows
started from its own.A message was displayed
ont do that again!
When I tried to conect to the internet,it wasnt working either.I changed all the settings in various ways till I knew,that I could never get it back
Suddenly the taskbar went up like a wall to cover the window with the modem options.I heard the modem dialing once,twice,three times,then it stopped
and after a minute or so dailed again.The wall went down and I was online.
What a nice hacker,I thought.I started comunicating with the hacker(s).
My way was to open the notepad,write something to them and then closing the notepad again.Also I never got an answer in an obvious way,I knew,that I
was not alone anymore.
The strange thing really is,that after some time I didnt even need to connect to the internet anymore,to have the hackers be with me.
To let you know about the possibilities,the intruders had,I give you an example:
One day I was just playing around with some music programms (which got configured perfectly by remote),when a friend invited me out.
So I opened notepad and wrote this:
"I am sorry,but my wife and the seven children need to spend some time with me too,so I will leave you for a while.
At that time the lightbolb obove my head flickered for the first time.
As the electricity in Thailand is not really good and stable,I didnt really think about anything unnormal.I had bought a copy of MS-Encarta a few days
earlier and that CD was the following main communication from the hackers.
For example I was reading an article about wireless pc connections in encarta
and in the middle of the text there was the following sentence:
Married men with seven children have not much time to work with computers.
I wanted to save this article,but was surprised by a blackout.The whole electricity in the house was down and the funny thing was,that the PC made a
noise like in the movies,sort of arificial intelligence going to die.
On halloween things started to get serious.
At this time my PC must have been upgraded in a way remotely,because it was fast like hell.I had a compaq presario 7500 with 500 MHZ but the sites in
the net would open straight away.Everything was at highspeed.
I must have been online four hours,surfing many sites about security aswell as the microsoft sites.This night was strange because the light above me
sort of directed me to some sites in a way,that you wont believe.
When reading a directory at times the light would flicker quickly.
So I sufed the site,that I was just reading,while the light gave the sign.
It liked the microsoft site somehow and I was just clicking around ,opening files with strange numbers,sort of running applets,but I didnt know,what I
was doing.Directed by the light.
From that day on,the whole community in my neighbourhood behaved strange.Dogs where barking,when I wanted to switch on the pc,a thunder struck nearby
or some person was shouting on the street.
I know,you will say,well thats nothing unusal,but read on.
First I noticed,the TV was hacked ,too.There where messages of numbers and letters,when using the remote and switching channels.
And when my friend wanted to watch a VCD on the pc,I told him to listen,when switching it on,something would happen.He laughed and in the moment,he
wanted to press the switch,the neighbours car alarm went off.
Must have been a coincedence,of course.
And now the Jackpot:
The next day I watched the news on tv with the following headlines:
MICROSOFT HACKED .Something about a sourcecode............
And guess what? They said the attack originated in russia,but was done through Bangkok,Thailand.
I could die with this knowledge,by not telling anyone,but life is boring now and I wish the company to come back.
That was the part of the story,that is not really supernatural,but anyway,
it triggert the rest of the story.
If you like the story,I will soon continue with part 2.
Let me know...