Yesterday I found a funny thing at a serious page around internet security:
A discussion on a chat channel had hard consecuences for a "hacker", who deleted all his whole HDD after attacking the IP adress '127.0.0.1'. The hacker who selected the nick "bitchchecker" got a surprise when the moderator of a chat channel called "#stopHipHop" kicked him from the channel, he revealed being a professional hacker and duel the mod to give him his IP adress to try that. While being not polite, he said having a hacking tool able to crush the mod PC, and said the mod to give out his IP adress. The thing was that the moderator gave the hacker the adress "127.0.0.1" (called by most of te people "localhost"). So the hacker attacked that IP adress, and after some minutes he entered the channel saying to the moderator that his E: hard disk had deleted and he was in the deleteing process of his D: and C: HDDs. Then the hacker started bragging the moderator saing him "Do never leave your IP adress to unknown peole", but the last thing he said was: Rigth now I have deleted the 30% of your C: laveled HDD. Finaly, It appeared:
Quote:* bitchchecker (~email@example.com) Quit (Ping timeout#)
Line which proved that the hacker was in front of a some pieces of silicon with no possible use.
My opinion: That kind of hackers that do not know how do their programs work is because 90% of the times they are leechers.
PS: With this I DO NOT encouage people to make any hacking to anyone.
Source (spanish language)