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Name: 29A

Origin: Spain / International

Status: Active


A group that emerged at the end of 1996. Although they were relative newcomers then they now are a dominant group with a lot of viral talent. Well known individuals have joined the group to create viruses from all types. Their four zines contain many viruses and several tutorials. Generally it is very quiet around the group and most activities are seen close to the release of one of their well known e-zines. "29A" is hexadecimal for the number "666". Look for them here [August 2000].

Known Members (Past & Present):
Mister Sandman Tcp Anibal Lecter
AVV Blade Runner Gordon Shumway
Griyo Leugim San Mr. White
Jacky Qwerty VirusBuster Wintermute
The Slug Vecna Darkman
Heuristic Rajaat Reptile
Super Sopinky The Mental Driller
Zombie Benny Bumblebee
LethalMind Lord Julus Prizzy
Mandragore    


Publications: 29A
See: Interviews (Mister Sandman [1])
See: Interviews (Mister Sandman [2])
See: Interviews (VirusBuster [1])
See: Interviews (VirusBuster [2])
See: Interviews (Vecna)
See: Interviews (Rajaat)
See: Interviews (Griyo)
See: Interviews (Wintermute)
See: Interviews (Jacky Qwerty)
See: Interviews (Super)
See: Interviews (Benny)
See: Interviews (Prizzy)


Name: 3C Group

Origin: Unknown

Status: Renamed to ZeroGravity

A group that emerged early 1999. Members are new to the scene and produce viruses with an emphasis on macro viruses. The group also explores the hacking scene. The group was renamed to ZeroGravity early 2000 and they can be found here [August 2000].
:Cyber Criminals Clan

Known Members (Past & Present):

BSL4 Yozak Higuita
PhreakX


Name: Australian Institute of Hackers

Origin: Australia

Status: Disbanded


Disbanded virus authoring group responsible for, among other things, the Australian Parasite series and several virus tutorials. Dark Fiber for a while ended up with NuKE and continued as a solo / freelance writer.
Known Members (Past & Present):
Australian Parasite Digital Vampyr
Dark Fiber Track2Track
Cyber Crack Vibrant Pixel



See: Interviews (Dark Fiber)


Name: Alliance

Origin: International

Status: Disbanded


A 1996 addition to the virus scene this group is mainly Internet (Web) based. Their members list is long and in a constant state of flux, people seem to come and go around the clock. Among these mainly HPA oriented members only a limited few meddle with viruses. The group is inactive or has been disbanded.

Known Members (Past & Present):
Rhys Hellion Slacker
Lord K. Stealth Warrior any many more..


See: Interviews (Stealth Warrior)


Name: Astigmatizm

Origin: Philippines

Status: Dormant


A group of computer science (AMAC and Adamson University) students. A few of their limited number of viruses can be found here [August 2000].

Known Members (Past & Present):
KSG Paramagnus Hex Wrex N Efex
E-Teeth's


Name: AVM

Origin: International

Status: Disbanded


Virus authoring group that emerged at the end of 1998. Information is limited. The group sporadically released material but was not too active in showing a group identity. After the Melissa virus chaos no more was heard from the group.
:Alternative Virus Mafia

Known Members (Past & Present):
ALT-F4 ALT-F11 CTRL-ALT-DEL
ALT-F9    


Name: Anarkick Systems

Origin: USA

Status: Disbanded

Virus authoring group responsible for 15+ viruses.

Known Members (Past & Present):
Lucifer Messiah Nameless One


See: Interviews (Lucifer Messiah)


Name: A.N.O.I.

Origin: Sweden

Status: Disbanded

Virus authoring group responsible for around 15+ viruses. Formerly known as BetaBoys and F.P.C.P. (Funky Pack of CyberPunks).
: A New Order of Intelligence

Known Members (Past & Present):
Macaroni Ted Jaywalker
The Vile One Annihilator
Firefly Cruel Entity
Maz  

See: Interviews


Name: ARCV

Origin: United Kingdom

Status: Disbanded

Virus authoring group responsible for around 50 viruses. Arrests were made in February 1993.
: Association of Really Cruel Viruses

Known Members (Past & Present):
Apache Warrior Ice-9
Toxic Crusader Slartibartfast

Publications: ARCV Newsletter
See article: ARCV Busted


Name: ASM

Origin: Unknown

Status: Dormant


Virus oriented group that emerged at the end of 1998. Outside the computer virus scene they are also active in the cracking scene.
: Association of Satanic Maniacs

Known Members (Past & Present):
Renegade Rat Heart Grit
Sketti Man in Black  

 

Publications: Die


Name: AVCR

Origin: USA

Status: Disbanded

A short lived virus "research" group that recently emerged and disappeared in the USA.
: Amateur Virus Creation & Research Group

Known Members (Past & Present):
The Patron The Weasel


Publications: AVCR Journal


Name: BHA

Origin: Unknown

Status: Unknown

A hacking group that also has an interest in computer viruses. Apparently changed their name to Badsector Networx early 2000.
: Badsector Hacking Alliance

Known Members (Past & Present):

Thor Skreem Blazinweed
Shadey

 

Publications: Bad Byte


Name: BzZ

Origin: Saint Petersburg

Status: Unknown

Not much is known about this virus oriented hacking group. They have produced a virus creation kit (VML)

Known Members (Past & Present):
Bizon Phill
Jeane Kot
Hob  



Name: Codebreakers

Origin: International

Status: Dormant


Started by and with members of the Power Empire Virus Faction they are partly VX and partly hacking oriented. Throughout 1998 this group has grown to be the leading authority of the VX world. Well known solo virus writers have joined and the group is producing a lot of material and a solid e-zine. Due to the Melissa virus chaos in the beginning of 1999 the group had some problems with their website and has been offline for a while. Early 2000 signs of renewed activity could be detected here [April 2000].

Known Members (Past & Present):

Spooky Arsonic Horny Toad
Bach Opic Max Thunder
Aftershox Amadeus Sea4
Vladimere GoodLCS Duke
DaMenture Aperson Sp_asm
Serialkiller KilJaeden VicodinES
Lord Natas Xtar Weird Genius
CTRL-ALT-DEL Device Evil-E
J.S. Bach Landing Camel  
     

Publications: Codebreaker Magazine
See: Interviews (Spooky 1)
See: Interviews (Spooky 2)
See: Interviews (Arsonic)
See: Interviews (Horny Toad)
See: Interviews (Sea4)
See: Interviews (VicodinES)
See: Interviews (Opic)
See: Interviews (Serialkiller)
See: Interviews (Evil-E)
See: Interviews (Weird Genius)


Name: Computa GangstaZ

Origin: International

Status: Unknown

A new group that emerged at the end of 1996 among several other groups. As their name already implies they are not exclusively virus oriented but play around in other areas of the HPAVC scene too.

Known Members (Past & Present):
Phoenix Random Killer Toxic Suicide
Krackbaby Kowy Lazarus


Publications: Da Holocaust Chronical's [sic]
See: Interviews (Random Killer)


Name: CVC (New)

Origin: Korea

Status: Unknown

Group that was created from the remnants of the old CVC, SVS and the recent CVL.
: Corean Virus Club

Known Members (Past & Present):
Crom Corean Boy Nambeol
Red_Devils Red_Fox  


Publications: CVC/CVL Magazine


Name: CVC (Old)

Origin: Korea

Status: Disbanded / Merged

Group responsible for a large number of the known Korean viruses. In the beginning of 1998 several members of CVC were arrested by Korean police and the group split up. A new group called CVL emerged after the arrests to continue the work of CVC. Still later members of the old CVC, SVS and CVL started the new CVC.
: Corean Virus Club

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Known Members (Past & Present):
Kiminwoo Osiris NX/red
G-Kill Hong_gil_dong KzPro
Ngx_sniffer SEAlink Descarts
Nirwana    

Publications: CVC/CVL Magazine


Name: CVL

Origin: Korea

Status: Disbanded / Merged

Group that emerged from the now disbanded CVC. April 1998 members of the old CVC, SVS and CVL started the new CVC.
: Corean Virus Laboratory

Known Members (Past & Present):
Crom Corean_Boy Nambeol
Red_Devils Red_Fox  

Publications: CVC/CVL Magazine


Name: Cybernetic Crew

Origin: Austria

Status: Dormant

A group of some new and some well known virus authors. Their exploits cover computer viruses, hacking, cracking and phreaking. They can be found here [April 2000].

Known Members (Past & Present):

Black Jack The Bughunter jackie twoflower
Lord Arz Serial Killer Daemonlord


Name: DAN

Origin: Argentina

Status: Unknown / Dormant

Virus authoring group responsible for around 50 viruses.
: Digital Anarchy

Known Members (Past & Present):
Drako WMA Digital Kid
Vixer Mortal Morgan
Trurl Dr. Retro J. Von Neumann
Zarathustra Cancerbero Lapidario
Bugs Bunny    

Publications: Minotauro Magazine


Name: Dark Conspiracy

Origin: International

Status: Disbanded

A short lived addition to the virus writing scene. Disbanded September/October 1996. Several members ended up in both the Living Turmoil and Ruthless Stealth Angels virus writing groups which later merged to become LT/RSA. Also see: FS

Known Members (Past & Present):
The Exorcist Tornado Wild Worker
Warblade H2SO4 Yosha
Zar Ghost Overlord
Angus Freely Saboteur Executioner
TNSe Wolfgang iCE14
Zeth .\\eth  

Publications: PlasmaMag
See: Interviews (Wild Worker)
See: Interviews (Yosha)
See: Interviews (Tornado)


Name: Darkness Sons

Origin: Italy

Status: Unknown

Group that emerged late 1998, early 1999. They have created some viruses and some simple virus generators (XFVG, AVCC, IPVCK).

Known Members (Past & Present):
Xarabas Tex Thanathos


Name: DDT

Origin: Spain

Status: Disbanded


Virus authoring group that, although active since the end of 1997, emerged on the Internet around October 1998. Activity around the group has ceased and none of the many projects under development have materialized. The demise of DDT was explained by Billy Belcebu in issue #4 of the 29A virus zine.
: Dichlore Diphenyl Trichloretane

Known Members (Past & Present):
Billy Belcebú Frontis/Juanjo Zaxon
Septic Dustfaerie Mandragore
The Wizard Virusbuster Johnny Mnemonic
Ypsilon

Publications: DDT Magazine
See: Interviews (Billy Belcebú [1])
See: Interviews (Billy Belcebú [2])
See: Interviews (Zaxon)
See: Interviews (Mandragore)
See: DDT: another group dies with its 1st issue.


Name: Demoralized Youth

Origin: Sweden

Status: Disbanded

Virus authoring group responsible for 25+ viruses.

Known Members (Past & Present):
Tormentor Chronomancer Dreamer


Name: Diabolical Kreations

Origin: Paraguay

Status: Disbanded

Apparently a new 'group' that emerged at the end of 1996 among several other groups. Information on the group is limited. Starting member Int13h joined IKX.

Known Members (Past & Present):
Int13h Xavirus Hacker


See: Interviews (Int13h)


Name: Diffusion

Origin: England / International

Status: Unknown


A new 'group' that emerged at the beginning of 1998. The group is competent in several computer languages. The first family of macro viruses for MS Access 97 was written by Jerk1N. He changed his handle to Ice Breaker following some hassle resulting from the release of his Access virus.

Known Members (Past & Present):
Jerk1N Smuilt HamDan Wong
Cenobyte Crack's Whore DarkMage
LOT M Synthesia Ice Breaker
The Cat    


See: Interviews (Jerk1N)


Name: DIVA

Origin: Indonesia

Status: Dormant

This group from the city of Malang, Indonesia was started as an attempt to start a national computer virus group. The only remaining member is looking for membership of another group which will supposedly lead to the disbanding of DIVA.
: Digital Indonesian Vx Authors

Known Members (Past & Present):
Fulvian


Name: Divide By Zero

Origin: Russia

Status: Unknown

Unknown.

Known Members (Past & Present):
Unknown


Publications: Divide By Zero Zine


Name: DVC

Origin: The Netherlands

Status: Unknown

Group of relative newcomers (early 1999) that tries to establish itself in the computer virus scene. Limited group activity has been observed. Limited signs of activity can be found here [April 2000].
: Dutch Virii Community

Known Members (Past & Present):
The Might f0re Stramonium
Queztone Dani Filth Psyclone X
King Siberstorm =9
Higuita Lys Kovick Max Kuffs

 

See: Interviews (The Might)
See: Interviews (Lys Kovick)


Name: DVC

Origin: Russia

Status: Unknown / Dormant

This small group originating from the vast Russian country is closely connected to the Stealth Group. It is known to have released several viruses and several issues of an E-Zine.
: Death Virii Crew

Known Members (Past & Present):
Reminder Big Mazzy
DarkMan Flint

Publications: Chaos AD

 


Name: EBVL

Origin: Bosnia Herzegovina

Status: New / Active

Around since 1998 this is the first and only virus oriented group from this new country. They have released some macro viruses and related material (MVG). Intermittent signs of activity can be found here [August 2000].
: East Bosnia Virus Labos

Known Members (Past & Present):
e [ax] Rudeboy
Wex-Alpha

 


Name: FCF

Origin: Hungary

Status: Unknown

This small group cracking group has started activities in the VX scene. One of their members is a well known virus trader and creator of the VSNG collection tool.
: Fearless Criminal Force
: Formater's Cracking Force

Known Members (Past & Present):
Formater Tometto
Skyro BlackCat
Frank Haxar

Publications: FCF Zine


Name: FS

Origin: International

Status: Active

This group emerged late 1997 and has several well known figures from other VX groups as members. Late August 2000 renewed signs of activity were see. The group intends to release an e-zine covering virus subjects (Natural Selection).
: Feathered Serpents

Known Members (Past & Present):
Owl Pockets Lych
JMRK Yosha Tornado
Buz    

See: Interviews (Owl 1)
See: Interviews (Owl 2)
See: Interviews (Pockets)
See: Interviews (Tornado)
See: Interviews (Yosha)
See: Interviews (JMRK)
See: Interviews (Buz 1)
See: Interviews (Buz 2)


Name: Genesis

Origin: United Kingdom

Status: Disbanded / Merged

British virus writing group, that in the end of 1996 ended up merging with Immortal Riot resulting in Immortal Riot/Genesis. Also see: FS

Known Members (Past & Present):
Rajaat Methyl Rogue Warrior


See: Interviews (Rajaat)
See: Interviews (Rogue Warrior)
See: Interviews (Methyl)


Name: Hackerz Networx

Origin: Philippines

Status: Unknown / Dormant

New group that emerged early 1999. They have written several viruses and were about to release a virus creation kit for Windows when their Internet presence was suddenly ended by unknown causes. After a short period of absence signs of activity can be found here [June 1999].

Known Members (Past & Present):
T-Q Uwat A.R.Jr.
Yelihw Guyam Kufayvmen
Gwaphingmen Pambihirang-pogi BlinDef



Name: Hail and Kill

Origin: Spain

Status: Disbanded

New group that emerged in 1998. Remnants of their website can be found here [December 1999] although activity there has been limited. Bumblebee has been active as a solo virus writer.

Known Members (Past & Present):
Godfather L-Assault
DMan Bumblebee

 

Publications: Mors Ultima Ratio


Name: Hazard

Origin: Ukraine

Status: Active

A group that emerged early 1999. The group is not only interested in computer viruses but also programs software cracks. Deviator is the only virus producing member and also produced the SME and SMM mutation engines.

Known Members (Past & Present):
Deviator Mr. Quail Liova


Name: HTC '95

Origin: USA

Status: Unknown

New group that emerged in 1995. Creators of Virus Lab Creations (VLC). Not heard from recently.

Known Members (Past & Present):
Trixter White Cracker



Name: HCDS

Origin: Unknown

Status: Unknown

A group that can be found here [August 2000]. Very little activity has been observed lately.

Known Members (Past & Present):
Zeus Emanuel Goldstein
Nevilts Iris
Moses Abraham
Lazarus The Schmoach
Cerial Killah


Name: HVM

Origin: Hungary

Status: Unknown

Exact details of this group are unknown. The Typebug.951 virus by Zymotic is known.
: Hungarian Virus Academy

Known Members (Past & Present):
Zymotic Mindstorm Wyvern



Name: IKX

Origin: International

Status: Active


This 1996 addition to the virus scene the group is was initially mainly Internet (Web) based. Their members meddle in most areas of the HPAV scene, as does their E-zine "Xine". A web site can be found here. [August 2000]. Recently activities have increased and a new zine is planned for late 2000.
: International Knowledge eXchange

Known Members (Past & Present):
BOzO JHB Phoenix
Kernel Panic Psychodad GiOrgetto
Beol Murkry StarZer0
Int13h Billy Belcebu LifeWire


Publications: Xine
See: Interviews (Bozo)
See: Interviews (Int13h)
See: Interviews (Billy Belcebu [1])
See: Interviews (Billy Belcebu [2])
See: Interviews (StarZer0)
See: Interviews (LifeWire)


Name: Immortal EAS

Origin: The Netherlands

Status: Disbanded

Virus authoring group that emerged in the Netherlands. 10 to 15 viruses produced by this group are known. Released a new virus creation tool, Immortal EAS Virus Creation Centre (IE-VCC). Not heard of recently, probably disbanded.

Known Members (Past & Present):
Hacking Hell Arnie II
Cyborg Foxman
Android  

Publications: Immortal EAS Virus Magazine


Name: Immortal Riot

Origin: Sweden

Status: Reactivated [middle 1999]

Virus authoring group responsible for many viruses. In the end of 1996 the group "merged" with Genesis and some solo virus writers and continued as Immortal Riot/Genesis (IR/G). Lately rumors have surfaced that after the demise of IR/G IR is starting a second life. A site advertising their new start can be found here [August 2000].

Known Members (Past & Present):
The Unforgiven Metal Militia
Raver Conzouler
Red A Blonde
Billy The Kid B-Real
T-2000 ED-209


Publications: Insane Reality Magazine.
See: Interviews (The Unforgiven)
See: Interviews (Blonde)
See: Interviews (T-2000)


Name: Intergang

Origin: Unknown

Status: Disbanded


Information on this group is limited. Initially this group only collected viruses and but later started creating them. Activity disappeared after the Melissa clamp down. Their "retirement" announcement can be found here [August 2000].

Known Members (Past & Present):
Doctor Rave Stormmaker
ProGer Yeti


Name: Invaders

Origin: Unknown

Status: Disbanded

This group never really succeeded in presenting a real identity and was disbanded while in the process of starting out. Buz is now a member of Feathered Serpents, Mandragore moved via DDT also to Feathered Serpents, T-2000 is rumored to be blowing life back into Immortal Riot and Midnyte joined UCSI.

Known Members (Past & Present):
T-2000 Cdr PVC/Buz Mandragore
ED-209 AcidBytes Midnyte


Name: IR/G

Origin: International

Status: Disbanded


Made up out of members of the well known groups Immortal Riot, Genesis and complemented with some solo virus writers this group looks like it will continue the practice of well written viruses en VX E-Zines. Look for them here [May 1997]. Also see: FS
: Immortal Riot/Genesis

Known Members (Past & Present):
Sepultura Blonde Conzouler
Absolute Overlord Liquid Jesus Methyl
Raver Retch Billy The Kid
Case DV8 Metal Militia
Rajaat Red-A Rogue Warrior
The Unforgiven    


Publications: Insane Reality Magazine (from #8 on)
See: Interviews (Rajaat)
See: Interviews (Rogue Warrior)
See: Interviews (Methyl)
See: Interviews (Sepultura)


Name: Italian Virus Research Laboratory

Origin: Italy

Status: Disbanded

Virus authoring / writer group responsible for more than 25 mainly hacks of known viruses.

Known Members (Past & Present):
Cracker Jack Metal Thunder


Name: JVS

Origin: Unknown

Status: Disbanded


Virus authoring / writer group which emerged at the end of 1998. The group has released their first ezine and was working on a website. Apparently the group fell apart shortly after it emergence and some members had and still have connections with TI.
: Janus Virus Syndicate

Known Members (Past & Present):
Virus-X Septic Sizif
Bros X-Fuse Nate

Publications: Janus


Name: The Kefrens

Origin: Germany

Status: Disbanded

Group that started February 1999. A statement regarding the end of the group can be found here [June 2000].

Group comment:

"The KEFREN, also spelled 'Chephren' or 'Kephren', has been an old, egypt king, that ruled in the 4th dynastie and the Second Pyramid was built for him, and the sphinx has his face. We took this name, because it sounds good and looks nice on pics :) We want to write good and individual code, like every writer should try to produce. In addition to this, we try to spread knowledge and to give new writers a helping hand in virus creating. All in all we follow the ethics and morals that The Mentor has summed up in his 'Hackers Manifesto'. "

Known Members (Past & Present):
Paradizer Snakebyte Gigabyte
Omega Asmhead Freestyler
AcidBytes The Bughunter D3lirium

Publications: Kefrens Zine


Name: K.P.V. Team

Origin: Malaysia

Status: Dormant

Virus authoring / writer group responsible for several Trojan Horse creators and the Odyseus Macro Virus Creation Kit.

Known Members (Past & Present):
Dark Shadow Dark Knight Dark Warrior

See: Interviews (Dark Shadow


Name: LineZer0 VX Team

Origin: International

Status: Disbanded

Part of the LineZer0 Network this computer virus branch was active in macro viruses, macro virus creation kits and ASM viruses. Activity of the group came to almost a standstill early 2000 and the viral part of the LineZero group was disbanded with the release of their second zine (July 2000). Initially renewed signs of activity could be found here [August 2000].

Known Members (Past & Present):
jackie twoflower Zero Sokrates
Blackjack Nostradamus =9
Virtual Life xHeCS Bench
Fore Slagehammer

Publications: LineZer0 Network Zine