Black Baron

IRL Name: 
Christopher Pile

Black Baron, aka Christopher Pile, was an English hacker born in 1969. After reading Ross Greenberg's comments about virus authors (which was critical of virus authors and even went as far as calling them 'slime buckets'), he accepted the challenge to write a virus that Greenberg couldn't disarm. In the mid-1990's, he wrote a series of computer viruses using an advanced polymorphic technique he called 'SMEG'. Three variants of SMEG were developed and distributed; Pathogen, Queeg and Smeg 3.

A general description of the methods used in his polymorph engine can be found here, written by Black Baron himself.


Served 18 months as a result of his arrest and conviction for writing and distributing SMEG