According to a story released today by Softpedia.com, the hacker that shut down UFC.com and posted Dana White’s purported personal information including his Social Security number, phone numbers and net worth, was a 13-year-old Australian computer whiz who goes by the handle s3rver.exe
When I was 13 I couldn’t even beat Super Mario Brothers. This kid claims to have “taken down” over 120 and hacked over 150 websites, including Mastercard.com and URLs belonging to the Oakland Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation using the same software that others use to steal credit card and banking information.
His reason for doing what he did to the UFC and its president was that White called the social hacker group “Anonymous,” which he counts himself a member of, “a bunch of terrorists” after the collective posted an anti-SOPA and PIPA message on the company’s website last Sunday. After warning White to take back the remark and receiving a “fuck you” back from him, the boy defaced the UFC site for a second time in a week and posted a document containing sensitive personal info about Dana.
After another warning — this time about protecting the welfare of his employees went unheeded by White, the self-proclaimed “grey hat” released Jason “Mayhem” Miller’s info on Twitter. Interesting choice there since it’s unclear that “Mayhem” is still a UFC employee. Even more interesting is the fact that Miller owns four phones. Maybe he has one for each of his personalities and one for his wiener dog.
When you think about it, having a 13-year-old from Australia do all of your dirty work is genius, since as a young offender he won’t be penalized for the acts of web vandalism and mischief and there is no e-treaty with the U.S. that would see him tried on American soil for screwing with one of its businesses or citizens.
Regardless of consequence, s3rver.exe, who has only been hacking for about two years, says he isn’t scared of being caught.
“When I breached my first sites, I was like ‘what will happen?’, ‘will I be ok?’, or ‘will I get caught?’, but it’s not that scary now,” the self-taught hacker explains. I am not that worried. I always have a reason to hack a website; I am not like just going on a random deface rampage.”