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Rohitab

IRL Name: 
Rohitab Batra
Biography: 

Rohitab Batra is a virus writer who was born in India and attended St. Stephen's College and Kurukshetra University. He now lives in the US. He is the author of Virus/Win9x/Blackbat and Virus/DOS/Shadow. In addition to virus coding, he has had many other jobs involving computers.

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Lord Yup, dis69

Biography: 

Lord Yup , who also has gone by the name dis69, is a former virus coder affiliated with the 29A group. He was born in Poland in 1985. His first computer was an Amiga 600HD. This computer at some point became infected with the Bytebandit virus. This probably sparked his interest in viruses, but he did not particularly care for programming on the Amiga.

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Sepultura

Biography: 

Sepultura is a virus writer and creator from Australia who has been coding viruses since the 1990's. He worked with such groups and magazines as Immortal Riot and Insane Reality.

Bumblebee

Biography: 

Bumblebee is a virus writer and a member of 29a. He is the author of Ayuda which is a Windows Help file virus from Madrid Spain.

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The Disk Jockey

Biography: 

The Disk Jockey a.k.a doug (another doug and not the one from Bell Labs) is a hacker featured (prophiled) in Phrack Magazine Issue Thirty-Four. He selected his handle way back in the Apple days, when it was hip to have a hardware-related name. He was lucky enough to have his hands on computers early, back in the days of the PET and the TRS-80 but had fun poking at a Trash-80.

On June 27, 1988 at 1:47am, he was busted by the feds and was arrested for 6 counts of "conspiracy to commit fraud".

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Qark

Biography: 

Qark was an Australian virus writer and member (one of the two founders) of the virus writing group 'VLAD' (Virus Labs And Distribution). Qark seemed to be the most prolific member of VLAD with a career spanning 1994 to 1997. All of Qark's viruses, except Win95.Memorial, were published in VLAD magazine.

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Benny

Biography: 

Benny was a virus coder with the group 29A and was hired by Zoner Software (he worked as the main developer for Zoner Anti-Virus) in late 2004. His viruses and worms are all proof of concepts intended to show new techniques for file and computer infection. None of Benny's viruses or worms were ever released into the wild by him. His first virus was called Pascal, which he himself did not really like. His first serious virus was Eva, which creates new headers in PE files. In his time with 29A, he published several viruses and worms as well as engines and tutorials. One of his most famous viruses was Installer, which he coded with Darkman and was the first Windows 2000 virus, coming out two weeks before Windows 2000 was released. Another pioneering was Leviathan, the first multi-threading virus.

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1nternal

Biography: 

1nternal is a programmer and virus coder from Brisbane, Australia. He is best known as the creator of the first MS Office virus (one that can infect more than one type of Office file) Triplicate as well as one that can infect Office files, HTML and VBS files, Cross.

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Spanska

Biography: 

Spanska is a French programmer and virus coder associated with the 29A group. Spanska was fascinated with viruses from the time he heard of the Brain virus in 1986, though his first virus was made about 10 years later. He owned a TI99/4A and a Commodore 64, and did not have his own 386 computer until he pulled one out of the trash at work in 1996. Spanska rarely associated with VX groups, but did do some work with 29A.

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tiago, module

Biography: 

tiago aka module is a member of Teletubbies (not the TV show) group and has been profiled by Phrack (not every hacker ends in that ezine).

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