Was a part of LOD while living in New York.
Chris Goggans, who used the name Erik Bloodaxe in honor of the Viking king of a similar name, is a founding member of the Legion of Doom group, and a former editor of Phrack Magazine. Loyd Blankenship, aka The Mentor, described Goggans/Bloodaxe as "the best hacker I ever met".
Goggans was raided by the US Secret Service on March 1, 1990, but was not charged.
But in a phone call intercepted by the Australian Federal Police as part of an investigation into Australian hacker Phoenix (Nahshon Even-Chaim) Goggans was heard planning a raid in which the pair would steal source code and developmental software from Execucom, an Austin, Texas, software and technology company, and sell it to the company’s rivals.
In the call, recorded on February 22, 1990 and later presented in the County Court of Victoria as evidence against Even-Chaim, Goggans and Even-Chaim canvassed how much money they could make from such a venture and how they would split fees from Execucom’s competitors. During the call Goggans provided Even-Chaim with a number of dial-up access numbers to Exexucom’s computers, commenting: "There are serious things I want to do at that place", and "There’s stuff that needs to happen to Execucom.". While there is no evidence that Goggans and Even-Chaim acted on this discussion, Goggans' statement of his intentions calls into question the nobility of his hacking ethics.
According to Michelle Slatella and Joshua Quittner in their 1995 book Masters of Deception: The Gang That Ruled Cyberspace, Goggans was in 1990 in the process of establishing his own computer security company in Texas. They claim he planned to recruit companies as clients by hacking them and showing how vulnerable their systems were to other hackers.
Currently, Goggans is president of SDI, Inc., a Virginia-based corporation providing information security consulting.
Fry Guy was more of a social engineer than a real hacker. Fry Guy got his alias interestingly enough, by acquiring the password to McDonalds' mainframe computers from a McDonalds' manager. Once he was in, he quickly increased the salaries of some of his friends who worked there.
Fry Guy then moved on to credit card scamming. He would request cash advances from Western Union with stolen credit card numbers. As a policy, Western Union would call the number on the credit card to double-check the identity of the caller. Fry Guy would re-route the calls to his phone - effectively making him the card owner. Most of this activity took place while he was a meager 16 years old.
On July 22, 1990 as his parents watched, Fry Guy was arrested by the Secret Service. On September 14, 1990 Fry Guy was sentenced to 400 hours community service and 44 months of probation. All in all, Fry Guy had made over $6,000 off of Western Union alone.
Fry Guy is also partly blamed for letting authorities and the phone companies know that there were hackers listening in on conversations, setting up their own phone numbers and accounts, and re-routing calls. He had actually called up the phone company threatening that the Legion of Doom would crash the phone system. Not surprisingly, this is what led to his arrest and later the war on the Legion of Doom.
Where some see hacking as the gaining of knowledge, Tabas used his knowledge for personal profit. He worked for a plastic card company that made blanks for credit card companies, and decided to liberate 1,350 of these for future sale. All was well until Steve Dahl agreed to take a reduced sentence in return for arranging a sting. Dahl was given an embossing machine and told to meet Tabas in a bugged hotel room. The rest is history.
Probably published more phreaking documents than all others combined in the 1980s. Indicted for his txtfile describing the e911 phone system.
1990, Neidorf was facing 31 years in jail after being arrested and charged with receiving a document stolen from Bell South, and with publicly distributing it online. Charges were essentially dropped as the document in question was more of a memorandum and not actual source code.
Dave Buchwald (born September 4th 1970), also known by his handle Bill From RNOC, was the leader of the Legion of Doom in the mid-1980s and at his peak was considered one of the country's best social engineers. Due to his skill in hacking Bell and AT&T systems (of note being COSMOS, SCCS, and LMOS) he was highly respected and somewhat feared in the hacker community. He also served as a mentor to many other hackers during his time with LOD. Currently, he works as a film editor and freelance photographer in New York City with some of his work appearing as coverart for 2600 Magazine.
Founding member of LOD and member of Knights of Shadow.
Part of Legion of Doom. Born on 6/14/67 and his height is 6.2 He started phreaking and hacking in about 1979. He originally started hacking (programming) on aVector 8080 in 4th grade. Phreaking began with, of course, codes but he was very
interested in how the phone system worked. He had read some books on the phone company and their evils in their earlier days and he was very interestedin the very idea of becoming an operator. Members of the hacker world which he has met include Tuc, BIOC Agent 003 (aka Agent Steal), Broadway Hacker (negative), and CheshireCatalyst, all at a Tap meeting he attended. On regular BBSes, there were
listings for other BBSes which turned out to eventually be phreak BBSes. Some of the memorable phreak boards he was on included WOPR, OSUNY, Plovernet, andPirate 80. His phreaking and hacking knowledge came about with the group of people including Tuc, BIOC, and Karl Marx.
One of the original members of LOD from early 1984 to late 1985 while living in Ohio.
Was one of the original members of LOD from early 1984 to late 1987 while living in Texas.