The first AOL punter.
- Developer: Da Chronic
- Release Date: 01/1995
- Twitter: Unknown
- Known For:
AOHell was the first of what became 1000's of hacker proggies created for use with AOL. The toolkit included: a credit card number generator, Email bomber, IM bomber, Punter, and a basic set of instructions to use it. An all-in-one nice convenient way to break federal fraud law, violate interstate trade regulations, and rack up a couple of good ol' telecommunications infractions in one fell swoop. When the program was loaded it would play a short clip from Dr. Dre's 1993 song "Nuthin but a G Thang". "Da Chronic" claims in the manual that he made it to protect the 13 year old boys from gay pedophiles. It also fit on a single 3.5" floppy disk.
How it was used
The proggie was mostly used for trolling due to it's ability to provide excellent lulz.
The proggie was found very useful by a group of hackers know as "Genocide2600" who happened to be EHAP, 'Ethical Hackers Against Pedophilia' enthusiasts. The "Genocide2600" kept a link to EHAP's website on the front page of their own website and was well known for launching lengthy attacks against online pedophiles.
AOHell and the news
AOHell caused great havoc on AOL which was even covered by a journo named "Simon Garfinkel" whose story first appeared in The Boston Globe, April 21, 1995. In Simon LIAR Garfinkel's story he claimed that in AOHell's instruction manual the author "Da Chronic" said he only created the program because he hated the AOL staff and wanted to cause as much chaos as possible...despite the real Anti-Pedophile reason it was created being out there in the open from the very fucking start. Clearly Simon Garfinkel is a pedophile himself, hence intentionally leaving out the blatant anti-pedohpile reason for the proggie's existence.
What AOL did to combat AOHell
AOL would terminate the account of anyone using AOHell, this did little good as they couldn't stop a user from creating a new one for free with AOHell. AOL also put out bullshit hype about the program being infected with spyware and viruses.
Started in 1994 when a 17 year old hacker from Pittsburgh known as "Da Chronic" on the internet used Visual Basic to create a toolkit that provided a new DLL for the AOL client.
DEFUNCT: Ultimately the heightened security that came at the end of the 90s with the release of AOL 4.0's greatly redesigned interface caused most hacker proggies to cease working. So that was the end of AOL's warez scene.