Interconnection - Chapter 1: The Awakening
Day 61. The crisp morning air streamed into my nostrils and filled my lungs as I inhaled deeply. It crossed my mind that I hadn't been outside since
my transformation. I exhaled slowly and took a slurp of my strong morning coffee. The sunlight felt good on my skin...rejuvenating almost. I sat
outside several hours that morning, taking in the scenery and enjoying the fresh air. I knew time was drawing short, I had to enjoy the peace while it
lasted. The game was about to begin.
In a short time so much has changed...I was just a completely normal blogger a few months ago. The last normal day of my life was new years eve, Katie
and I had a lot of fun that night. I started noticing time synchronicities the night after that. It was the same night the weird dreams started. I
seem to have very vivid dreams most nights now. I can also invoke a lucid dream at will on most occasions. I am beginning to see what you might call
an "aura", it's like an invisible energy which radiates from all living beings.
My plan is also progressing faster each day. I released my trojan virus into the wild about a week ago and already have about ten thousand slaves in
my botnet...the trojan virus is propagating rapidly, particularly in 3rd world countries where they use outdated hardware and software. Anti-virus
firms have labelled it the most advanced trojan virus ever developed and released into the wild. I only have to wait a little bit longer now. As I
wait for my power to grow I decide that it's time to initiate step two: money.
I spent the next several hours thinking up ways of generating a considerable cash inflow. Maybe I could sell a basic version of my operating system?
No...it needs to be untraceable. I can't really do anything legitimate without drawing a lot of attention to myself. That's the last thing I need
right now. As my mind was churning away an idea suddenly came to me. I can sell some of my basic hacking tools on the virtual black market. I am
satisfied with this strategy and decide to put it into action.
Day 72. My plan to sell hacking tools on the back market is working, a lot of hackers in the underground community are using a virtual currency known
as "bitcoin". I looked at the source code and who ever originally created it was a genius. I can send money anywhere in the world at any time, over
the internet. I can keep all my bitcoins on my computer and I can shift around money in a highly anonymous way. I can also convert bitcoins into other
currencies if I need to. I've already acquired about $10,000 US worth of bitcoins. My tools are selling well, but it turns out there are better ways
to make money.
I've discovered that I can use the computing power of my botnet to "mine" new bitcoins for me. This is my new source of income, selling software on
the black market is too risky. I have about fifty thousand PC's in my botnet now. It is growing at an unexpected rate, my simulations didn't predict
that it would spread so rapidly. Anything is possible when you put your mind to it, but every single move has to be carefully calculated. One mistake
and it's all over for me. It's not like I have super strength that will enable me to bust out of a prison cell.
Phase 3 of my plan was about to be put into action. Tonight was the night...after Katie goes to sleep I am hoping to gain access to highly secured
government machines and get my hands on information that will trump all the leaks made by other whistle-blowers in the past. The other day I read
about this guy called Gary McKinnon. He attempted something similar, his "attack" was labelled the "biggest military computer hack of all time". I
began to laugh hysterically.
Just wait until they see what I have in store for them. McKinnon went about it all wrong, he was asking to be caught. He thought that he could find
documents about free energy devices and UFO's on NASA computers. He broke into insecure military PC's by exploiting admin accounts without any
password. It's highly unlikely anything of notable importance will be found on such insecure and obvious machines. A lot of them were probably honey
pot machines too.
"Good night my precious zombie." Katie said as she gave me a kiss good night. I didn't need to tell her I would be up all night, she could tell. I do
it at least twice a week now. I was starting to get extremely anxious thinking about what I was about to do. The full seriousness of what I had gotten
myself into began to sink in. Katie poured herself a glass of milk and went off to bed. I stretched my arms out in front of me and cracked my fingers
an effort to limber myself up and discipline my rapidly shifting thoughts.
I prepared all my hacking tools and got my botnet ready to crunch numbers. I connected to the tor network then bounced the encrypted connection right
around the world through more than one thousand high speed nodes. I checked the time and it was 11:11...everything was in place. The next thing that
happened was completely unexpected. I small dialog appeared on my screen. It looked like a chat window. I suddenly got a very bad feeling. A message
appeared and I had no choice but to respond.
Eve [11:11] - Greetings Adam.
Adam [11:11] - Who is this and why are you connected to my PC?
Eve [11:12] - My name is written right there...
Adam [11:12] - Is this supposed to be some kind of joke? Adam and Eve?!?
Maybe this could be a prank I thought...Adam and Eve, that is definitely not a coincidence.
The email that triggered my transformation was from email@example.com. At the time I didn't pay much attention to it. I assumed it was sent using some
sort of anonymous email service. EVE could have meant anything at the time...but is it really the name of this person I'm speaking to? Is it a female
Eve [11:12] - A joke? You can't deny that something inexplicable has happened to you.
Adam [11:12] - Fine...what the hell do you want from me...
Eve [11:13] - Nothing. Everything you do from this point on is completely by your own free will...but you need to consider what it is you want to
Eve [11:13] - You are about to declare a war against the most powerful people on Earth and probably shatter entire belief systems by leaking material
that has been considered a danger to national security.
I paused for a moment to consider what she said. Maybe Eve was right. I hadn't really put much thought into this before deciding to do it. Why is she
asking me these things now...how can I even trust this person anyway. It's impossible anyone could have hacked into my PC...it runs a completely
custom operating system 100x more secure than anything on the market. Maybe this Eve person is responsible for my transformation. How else could she
know what I planned to do.
Adam [11:14] - Are you attempting to make me stop? What I'm doing is completely justified. It's about time some false paradigms came crashing down.
The truth cannot be hidden away forever.
Eve [11:14] - Very well then. You've clearly decided which path it is you shall walk down.
--- Eve has disconnected ---
edit on 19-9-2011 by ChaoticOrder because: (no reason given)