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Name: Living Turmoil

Origin: International

Status: Disbanded

After a bumpy road that started with Dark Conspiracy, stopped at Living Turmoil and LT/RSA the group emerged back on the scene in the beginning of 1997 as Living Turmoil. Remnants of the group can be found here [August 2000]. Also see: FS

Known Members (Past & Present):

Executioner Warblade Wild Worker
Krackbaby Yosha Tornado
White Angel TNSe iCE14
Wintermute Random Killer Alchemy


Publications: Turmoil
See: Interviews (Wild Worker)
See: Interviews (Executioner)
See: Interviews (Yosha)
See: Interviews (Tornado)
See: Interviews (Random Killer)
See: Interviews (Wintermute)


Name: LT/RSA

Origin: International

Status: Disbanded

The result of the merger of Living Turmoil and Ruthless Stealth Angels. Many ex-members of Dark Conspiracy found a home here after the death of their group. After an inactive period Living Turmoil started back up in the beginning of 1997. RSA was initially inactive as well but started back up early/middle 1997. Also see: FS
: Living Turmoil / Ruthless Stealth Angels

Known Members (Past & Present):

Executioner Warblade Wild Worker
Krackbaby Yosha Tornado
White Angel TNSe iCE14


Publications: Turmoil
See: Interviews (Wild Worker)
See: Interviews (Executioner)
See: Interviews (Yosha)
See: Interviews (Tornado)


Name: Mandragora

Origin: Paraguay

Status: Unknown

One of the few manifestations of a computer virus scene in South America. Details about this group are unknown. Some of the Xav virus strain were released by members of this group.

Known Members (Past & Present):

Arthax Coder Death Insane
Xavier Hacker


Name: Matrix

Origin: International / Russia

Status: Active

Group that started November 1st 1999. Ultras is known for his macro virus work. (UCK, UAMP, UMPE, UMP, UHE, ME, MUCK, AMG, ZSZPE). They can be found here [August 2000] or through this redirection [August 2000]. Member sites can be found for DelArmg0, Mort and Ultras.

Known Members (Past & Present):

Ultras NBK Mort
DelArmg0 Henky tgr
Anaktos LordDark

Publications: Matrix Zine


Name: Metaphase VX Team

Origin: International

Status: Active


A 1998 addition to the virus scene this group combines the 'talents' of several solo virus creators. After minor signs of activity late 1999 and period of apparent dormancy the group has again released a new zine late August 2000. They can be found here. [August 2000]

Known Members (Past & Present):
Sinixstar Knowdeth Sensory Overload
Demonphreak_ Raven Sblip
Mofolamer Nucleii SW2A1
Black Jack jackie twoflower Evul
Metalkid VXFaerie JFK
Lys Kovick


Publications: Metaphase Magazine
See: Interviews (Knowdeth)
See: Interviews (Evul)


Name: Mikee's World

Origin: International?

Status: Unknown


Group that was started by Mikee early 1998. No activity has been observed lately.

Known Members (Past & Present):

Mikee Sha'iich Desert Twister Shef
Corruptz Hippie Ragazza
Phyloxeria    


See: Interviews (Mikee)


Name: Misdirected Youth Allstar

Origin: Russia

Status: Active

Group that started April 1999 in Moscow. Many members are/were active participants in the Top Device Online project that can be found here [August 2000] or here [August 2000]. More information is available here [August 2000].

Known Members (Past & Present):

Mongoose Uazz Klingun Kellny
John Darland CyberPoizon Yanush Milovski

 

Publications: Social Distortion


Name: TNN

Origin: USA

Status: Disbanded


Group that emerged in the middle of 1997. VicodinES is responsible for the tutorial "Theory Of Better Virus Distribution", several 32-bit (Win32 and Windows 95) and macro viruses and the VicodinES Macro Poppy Construction Kit (VMPCK). VicodinES joined The Codebreakers in June 1998.
: The Narkotic Network

Known Members (Past & Present):

VicodinES Klonopin.Jones Fastin.Blee


See: Interviews (VicodinES)


Name: No Mercy

Origin: Indonesia

Status: Dormant [end 1999]


Group that slowly emerged in 1996. Responsible for many WordBasic macro viruses, the CVCK and NEG virus creation kits and the NVLR database. The group went dormant in the midst of the Indonesian political unrest late 1999. Limited signs of activity can still be found here [August 2000] or here [August 2000].

Known Members (Past & Present):

Foxz Crazyman Lucifer
SafeGuard SlageHammer Guritha
Sentot Knowdeth AsmHead


See: Interviews (Foxz)
See: Interviews (Slage Hammer)
See: Interviews (Knowdeth)


Name: NoP

Origin: International

Status: Disbanded [end 1999]

March 1998 group that joined some well known members. Virogen quit producing viral material and is now mainly known for his 32-bit programming.

Known Members (Past & Present):

Virogen Memory Lapse Johnny Panic
VirusBuster Evil Avatar


See: Interviews (Virogen)
See: Interviews (VirusBuster)
See: Interviews (Evil Avatar)


Name: NuKE

Origin: International

Status: Disbanded / Reactivated

Virus authoring group with members spread around the world responsible for an unknown large number of viruses. Group member Nowhere Man released the first virus construction kit in 1992, Virus Creation Laboratory (VCL) 1.0. Some individual members are still working the VX scene but the group is either inactive or has been disbanded. In 1999 the name NuKE was reinstated by some new identities on the virus scene. No major projects are known so far but some of the new members have contributed work to Metaphase zine #2 and the upcoming Coderz.net zine. They can be found here [August 2000]

Known Members (Past & Present):

Nowhere Man Talon Savage Beast Omega
Rock Steady Phrozen Doberman Silent Shadow Azrael
Screaming Radish Shindaq Arl'hur The Dark Elf Death Angel
Firecracker The Weird One Night Hawk Hades
Aristotle Lord Venom Lone Wolf Screaming Jesus
Mr. Twister Wolfee J Virogen Dr. X
Dark Fiber Stalker-X Viper Malinas
Ford Fairlane Falcon Pure Energy


Known Members [NuKE Revisited] (Past & Present):

GzR Masey Deloss Angelskitten
Twizter Ignite

 

Publications: Nuke Info Journal
See: Interviews (Aristotle)
See: Interviews (NuKE)
See: Interviews (Dark Fiber)
See: Interviews (Virogen)


Name: Phalcon-Skism

Origin: USA / Canada

Status: Disbanded

One of the first and more notorious virus authoring groups it started as a merger of the hacking group Phalcon and the virus writers from SKISM (Smart Kids Into Sick Methods) and has an international. Continous competition and "flaming" went on between Phalcon-Skism and NuKE, resulting in many viruses and two competing virus creation tools, VCL and PS-MPC. Some individual members are still working the VX scene but the group is either inactive or has been disbanded.

Known Members (Past & Present):

Hellraiser Garbage Heap Piff' Dark Angel
Priest Instigator Nightcrawler Decimator
Lazarus Long Stormbringer Firststrike Time Lord
Crypt Keeper Demogorgon Count Zero Memory Lapse
Stingray Joshua Tower Paragon Dude Renegade
Nick Haflinger Skism One The Punisher


Publications: 40 Hex
See: Interviews (Hellraiser)
See: Interviews (Skism One)
See: Interviews (Stormbringer)


Name: PVW

Origin: Philippines

Status: Dormant


Started by two virus writers from the Philippines this group mainly covers the Philipino virus scene. They can be found here [August 2000].
: Pinoy Virus Writers

Known Members (Past & Present):

Zoom 23 Mandragore Lorz
Kryten Fire Clan


Publications: PVW Magazine


Name: Power Empire Virii Faction

Origin: International

Status: Disbanded


As part of the larger Power Empire group this "faction" is responsible for the virus creation. Several "regular" and macro viruses by this group are known.

The members started The Codebreakers September/October 1997.

Known Members (Past & Present):

Spooky Arsonic Horny Toad


See: Interviews (Spooky 1)
See: Interviews (Spooky 2)
See: Interviews (Arsonic)
See: Interviews (Horny Toad)


Name: Rabid

Origin: USA

Status: Disbanded

Virus authoring group from the early nineties responsible for around 30+ viruses. The group is either inactive or has been disbanded.

Known Members (Past & Present):

Data Disruptor Zodiac
High Evolutionary Soltan Griss


Name: Red Elephant

Origin: Norway

Status: New / Active

Although this is a new virus authoring group (summer 2000) some members have already come and gone Not many projects or viruses of this group are known. They can be found here [August 2000]

Known Members (Past & Present):

Dr. Copy Flux
Toro Xacco


Name: Rioters

Origin: Russia

Status: Disbanded


New group that started out in March 1998. Ultras has written the Ultras Construction Kit (UCK) and several macro viruses. Apparently this group was short lived. After a brief stay with SOS and a period of independance Ultras started his own group, Matrix.

Known Members (Past & Present):

Qudan Ultras


Name: RSA

Origin: Ukraine

Status: Unknown

After a short inactive period after the split with Living Turmoil (LT/RSA) this group became active again early/middle 1997.
: Ruthless Stealth Angels

Known Members (Past & Present):

Wild Worker White Angel Awescream

Publications: RSA
See: Interviews (Wild Worker)


Name: RVM

Origin: Russia

Status: Non Starter

Unknown. Apparently an unsuccessful attempt to start a group.
: Russian Virus Makers

Known Members (Past & Present):

Zombie


Publications: RVM


Name: Sector Infector Inc.

Origin: USA

Status: Unknown

Virus authoring group / writer responsible for about 10+ , mostly hacked, viruses.

Known Members (Past & Present):

The Weasel


Name: SG

Origin: International

Status: Active


A early to mid '90's addition to the virus writing scene. Initially only known in the Ukranian/Russian scene they later spread to the rest of the world. After an extended period of online inactivity in the late '90's renewed signs of activity of this "cyberunderground" group can be found here [August 2000].
: Stealth Group (formerly known as Stealth Group World Wide)

Known Members (Past & Present):

LovingGOD Populizer Eternal Maverick
Beer IntMaster DeadSaxon
Light General Crazy Dirty Nazi
Vecna Black Angel Brand
Lord ASD Mad Rocker JFK
Hellraiser Ritual Beast ShadowMaker


Publications:Infected Voice and Infected Moscow
See: Interviews (Vecna)
See: Interviews (Eternal Maverick)
See: Interviews (LovinGOD)


Name: Shadow Dancer Team

Origin: Indonesia

Status: Active

Little information is known about this group except that their young members started out late 1999 and are new to the scene. Their website disappeared with the massive shutdown of SOK4Ever but was relocated to here [August 2000]. Ding Lik created the Ding Lik C Virus Generator (DLCVG).

Known Members (Past & Present):

Ding Lik Daze Shadow Despiro
Morpher Zero Code

Publications: Shadow Dancer Zine


Name: ShadowVX Group

Origin: International

Status: Active

A group with some well known and lesser known members.They can be found here [August 2000]. The ShadowVX site hosts several other VX related websites.

Known Members (Past & Present):

Ruzz Kamaileon VXFaerie
Bow2DaCow AcidFlux Bhunji
Vrinidad Vein Dageshi
Zero wrm Rapture
LifeWire Lys Kovick e-GAIA

Publications: ShadowVX Zine
See: Interviews (Ruzz)
See: Interviews (Bhunji)
See: Interviews (^wrm^)
See: Interviews (LifeWire)


Name: Silicium Revolte

Origin: Poland

Status: Active

A recent (early 2000) addition to the computer virus scene this group has both a computer virus and software cracking background.They can be found here [April 2000] or here [August 2000].

Known Members (Past & Present):

Caspar Dr. Dark Varna
Woody Cliph


Name: Skamwerk Labs

Origin: International

Status: Unknown

SkamWerks Labs
Infection Connection

 

Started by the creator of the SkamWerks Labs WCCK this groups is mainly active with macro viruses. No recent activity has been observed.

Known Members (Past & Present):

Skammy Voidimage Max Kuffs
Lysergica =9 Neo
MKVG #2 Lys Kovick

 

See: Interviews (Lys Kovick)


Name: SLAM

Origin: International

Status: Disbanded


A new Internet based group that emerged at the end of 1996 among several other groups. Ex-members of VBB found a new home in this group. Although the group initially started out with an emphasis on macro viruses SLAM issue #3 showed the group also embracing the more traditional coded viruses. Additional information on the group is limited.

Known Members (Past & Present):

Neophyte Nightmare Joker Underground Prophet
Cyborg Aurodreph Phardera
DarkChasm Cursor Luxor CyberYoda
Lone Rider Casio / Raid Dark Chakal
Darkside1 Virtual Daemon Lord Of Navan
Sir Death Knight Hyperlock Stealth Warrior
Kid Chaos Trigger Darx Kies
Forms Shaitan Yesna
Blue Skull Lord Julus


Publications: SLAM Magazine
See: Interviews (Virtual Daemon)
See: Interviews (CyberYoda)
See: Interviews (Stealth Warrior)
See: Interviews (Aurodreph)
See: Interviews (Raid)
See: Interviews (Trigger)
See: Interviews (Lord Julus)
See: Interviews (Nightmare Joker)


Name: SMF

Origin: Russia / International

Status: Active

A group that started in the middle of 1998. Not all of its activities are computer viruses related and one member is responsible for the majority of its viral output. The group can be found here [August 2000]. Member sites of Duke and Cybershadow are available [August 2000].
: Super Malware Force

Known Members (Past & Present):

Duke SMT Gorlum
Pruslas Voodoo Cybershadow
Defekt    


Publications: DVL Magazine
See: Interviews (Duke)
See: Interviews (SMT)


Name: SOS

Origin: International

Status: Unknown

This group was started in August 1998 by Nightmare Joker (ex SLAM) and joins several solo virus writers and some writers with past virus group experience. The emphasis of the group's activities lies with macro and HLL virus technology. The group never really succeeded as is rumored to have been disbanded.
: Sign Of Scream

Known Members (Past & Present):

Nightmare Joker Wombat Dimensional Axiom
Dr. Beckmann PFlonk VEiN
VPAM ZemacroKiller98 Flitnic
Water Wisdom Lord Arz Ultras
Ruiner

See: Interviews (ZeMacroKiller98)


Name: SPS

Origin: Russia

Status: Unknown

Not a lot is known about this group except that they just have a minor interest in computer viruses.
: Scientific Programming Society

Known Members (Past & Present):

Scout Kaa
Nice Landy
Sem  

Publications: LMD VMag


Name: SVAT

Origin: Asia

Status: Disbanded

A litlle known group that has produced several viruses. The group was disbanded due to lack of time to create new viruses.
: Special Viruses And Trojans

Known Members (Past & Present):

Stealthfork Networker
Hyperslash Memwalker


See: Interviews (Stealthfork)


Name: SVL

Origin: Slovakia

Status: Disbanded

This group started late 1992 and has produced several viruses (Slovakia and SVL viruses) and the polymorphic engine MDevice. In june 1996 the group announced the end of it's activities.
: Slovak Virus Laboratories

Known Members (Past & Present):

The Professor Jonny X
Blesk MGL


See: Interviews (MGL)


Name: SVS

Origin: Korea

Status: Disbanded / Merged

Group with unknown number of members responsible for 50+ viruses. Merged with the old CVC and CVL to create the new CVC.
: Seoul Virus Society

Known Members (Past & Present):

Knight Of Virus Red_Fox SVS-009


Name: TAVC

Origin: Russia

Status: Disbanded

'Group' that has been around for a while but was just recently (1998) 'discovered'. Apparently disbanded early 1999. Their Moon Bug publication still appears regularly as a combined effort of the Russian VX scene.
: Tula Anti & Viral Club

Known Members (Past & Present):

RedArc


Publications: Moon Bug magazine.


Name: TDJ

Origin: Unknown

Status: Unknown

New group that emerged in the middle of February of 1998. No activity has been observed recently.
: The Diabolical Judges

Known Members (Past & Present):

White Lion Cxsxi


Publications: TDJ magazine.


Name: Team Necrosis

Origin: Unknown

Status: Unknown

New group that emerged in November 1999. Their activities covered exploits and macro virus issues.


Known Members (Past & Present):

Fatal Error Decay
Hash Nex


Name: TI

Origin: International

Status: Unknown

A VX group that emerged late 1998. No recent activity has been observed and their website has disappeared [April 2000].
: Technological Illusions

Known Members (Past & Present):

Techno Phunk Aperson
DoxtorL Polymath
Septic Lord Arz
Virus-X Dark Rage

Publications: TI
See: Interviews (Techno Phunk)
See: Interviews (DoxtorL)


Name: TPVO / OVEL

Origin: Taiwan

Status: Unknown

Virus authoring group responsible for 15+ viruses. Dark Slayer is responsible for mutation engines like DCSE and DSME. Dark Killer released his DKME mutation engine in TPVO magazine #3. During 1996 the group was later renamed to OVEL. Actvity has been limited due to military draft commitments of the members.
: Taiwan Power Virus Organisation
: Organization of Virus Examination Lab

Known Members (Past & Present):

Pentium Lee God Man TPVO Fuck
Godfather Suzuki TPVO Bye.Bye Silver Xpress
Spencer Vivian Dark Killer CD-ROM boy
Zhuge Jin Ghost Shadow Min Jean
H.D. Bill Yang Dark Slayer


Publications: TPVO / OVEL magazine.
See: Interviews (Dark Slayer)


Name: TridenT

Origin: The Netherlands

Status: Disbanded

A notorious Dutch virus authoring group that, together with Phalcon Skism and NuKE, shaped the beginning of the computer virus era. It is responsible for 150+ viruses and the well known TridenT Polymorphic Engine (TPE).

Known Members (Past & Present):

Masud Khafir Dark Ray
John Tardy / Glen Benton Dark Helmet
Bit Addict Crom-Cruach
Omega


See: Interviews (Masud KHafir)
See: The virus career of Masud Khafir
See: Interviews (John Tardy)
See: Interviews (Dark Helmet)
See: Interviews (Crom-Cruach)


Name: Trinity

Origin: USA

Status: Disbanded

Virus authoring group responsible for an unknown number of viruses.

Known Members (Past & Present):

Havoc The Chaos Morrissey
Hitman Wildcat
Misguided Youth Damion
Reality Tripper Flatliner
Llarian Terminal Silicosis


Publications: The Source


Name: The Trinity

Origin: International

Status: Disbanded

Virus writing group that started somewhere in 1994 but hasn't been heard from recently.

Known Members (Past & Present):

God Moses
Jesus (AKA Stormbringer) Noah
Holy Spirit  


Publications: Revelation
See: Interviews (Jesus AKA Stormbringer)


Name: UCSI

Origin: International

Status: Disbanded July 2000

A group that was started February 1998 as a group of virus collectors and people interested in computer viruses. It now also has virus producing members but the future of the group will be mainly based on security issues.
:Ultimate Chaos Security International

Known Members (Past & Present):

Rhape79 Roadkil DX100h
MidNyte Spyda f0re
The Might Gigabyte Morphine
Pax Silence Clau
Stramonium Evul Electric Eye
PhreakX Bumblebee Ruzz
ThePsyko The Gatekeeper  

Publications: Final Chaos
See: Interviews (Rhape79)
See: Interviews (The Might)
See: Interviews (Midnyte)
See: Interviews (Ruzz)
See: Interviews (Spyda)
See: Interviews (Evul)


Name: VBB

Origin: International

Status: Unknown


A recent addition to the virus writing scene. Like so many of them this group went inactive after their initial start. In the end of 1996 some members started a new group, SLAM.
: Virus Bits & Bytes

Known Members (Past & Present):

Dark Night Aurodreph
God@rky Phardera
Liquid Cool Rickdogg
Neophyte Pyro
Spider  


Publications: VBB Magazine
See: Interviews (Phardera)


Name: VDV

Origin: Germany

Status: Disbanded

Virus writing group responsible for the release of the virus creation tool VCS (Virus Construction Set).
: Verband Deutscher Virenliebhaber (The German Association of Virus Lovers)

Known Members (Past & Present):

None known

 


Name: VHC

Origin: Russia

Status: New / Active

Virus authoring / writer group that was started early 1999 in Siberia, Russia. Activities have been close to non existent lately. The group labels themselves as "beginners" and they have only produced DOS viruses but are looking to move to the Win32 arena.They can be found here [August 2000].
: Viral Hazard Crew

 

Known Members (Past & Present):

ByteSV Trottler
SST  


Name: Viper

Origin: USA

Status: Disbanded

Virus authoring / writer group responsible for a small number of simple viruses.
: Viral Inclined Programming Experts Group.

 

Known Members (Past & Present):

Stingray Venom
Moribindity Guido Sanchez


Publications: Anaconda


Name: ViroGenic Junkies

Origin: Unknown

Status: Non starter

Virus authoring group that never was. It ended up being a staging area for virus writers in search of a group. Septic and Virus-X from the short lived Janus Virus Syndicate ended up in Technological Illusions (Virus-X in the mean time has left TI). Mandragore ended up with DDT [see errata -- herm1t].

Known Members (Past & Present):

Septic Acidbytes
Mandragore Virus-X



Name: Virulent Graffiti

Origin: USA

Status: Disbanded

Virus authoring group responsible for around 10 viruses.

Known Members (Past & Present):

The Attitude Adjuster Accupunk


Publications: Infectious Disease Magazine


Name: VLAD

Origin: Australia

Status: Disbanded

Virus authoring group responsible for around 40 viruses. Group with international members but originated in Australia. In the last year of its existence the membership list changed many times. With many members retired the end of 1996 appeared to be the end of this prolific virus writing group.
: Virus Laboratory And Distribution

Known Members (Past & Present):

Metabolis Automag
Qark Antigen
Darkman Quantum
Rhincewind Absolute Overlord
Coke Sepultura


Publications: VLAD Magazine
See: Interviews (Metabolis [1])
See: Interviews (Metabolis [2])
See: Interviews (Quantum)
See: Interviews (Qark)
See: Interviews (Sepultura)


Name: VOFCA

Origin: USA

Status: Disbanded

A 1996 addition to the virus writing scene. Several viruses and a de/encryption tool have been released. Member of the Alliance.
: Virus and Other Fine Code Authors

Known Members (Past & Present):

Sniper Cinder


Name: VXI

Origin: India

Status: Active

One of the few manifestations of a computer virus scene in India. Exact details about this group are unknown. They can be found here [August 2000].
: VX India Unlimited

Group's Note:

Group Philosophy

* Learn more and more about operating systems and vulnerabilities
* Support all true learning taking place in systems programming
* Not to cause any harm to any innocent people
* Ensure that viruses which spread in wild only do minimal effects
* Surpassing limits set by Companies and people
* To make new friends with similar ideology and attitude
* To respect all thoughts and views
* Make viruses which are based on the SIUS principle (read on www.vxi.cjb.net)
* Have a few checkmates on the AV industry
* Make aware people that all is not safe and that trust is explicit, not implicit

Known Members (Past & Present):

MaskBits Jadugar Mr. Mudhutman


Name: V-Zone

Origin: Irkutsk

Status: Unknown

Not a lot is known about this group from Irkutsk. The group has produced some viruses and an e-zine.
: Virus Zone

Known Members (Past & Present):

Cybershadow Sla_Tech
NKM_Soft  

Publications: V-Zone


Name: WAVE

Origin: International

Status: Unknown


Virus authoring group that at the end of 1997 emerged from the UHA (United Hackers of Amsterdam) hacking group. No recent activity has been observed.
: World Association of Virus Enhancement


Known Members (Past & Present):

The Wombat Endless Mind Tactix
One4You Grid Fly
McQuaid Phobia  


Name: Youths Against McAfee

Origin: USA

Status: Disbanded

Virus authoring group responsible for around 30 viruses and the Instant Virus Production Kit (IVP).

Known Members (Past & Present):

Admiral Bailey Traumantic Stress
Death Angel Napoleon
Soltan Griss  


Publications: Evolution


Name: ZeroGravity

Origin: International

Status: Active

Renamed 3C Group (early 2000). The groups explores both the computer virus and the hacking scene. They can be found here [August 2000].

Known Members (Past & Present):

BSL4 Yozak Higuita
Ph0tek Reverant $moothie