I have my girlfriend visit me for lunch to say our goodbyes. I could hear it then, "mr samy, you are hereby sentenced to an 0,000 fine and 3 years in jail for getting way too many friends on myspace and causing psychological damage to girls who thought they were your friends until you cancelled your account." 5 hours later, pm: I timidly go to my profile to view the friend requests. I would recommend fucking the shit out of your girlfriend before you get your house raided. I spend the rest of the day working, trying to get the ideas of what could happen out of my head. Also, if I send you a hot picture, can you send me a free "samy is my hero" tshirt? The corp lawyers have very little sense of humor, and what you did is very serious. 3 hours later, pm: You have 2,503 friends and 6,373 friend requests. From: lexaroosky Date: Fri Oct 14 2005I will give you credit for being able to figure all of that out, but I dont want you on my hero's list. my thoughts dump ur gf: bang ur 1,005,941 my space buddies (women only) From: PJDate: Mon Oct 17 2005There are plenty of sites out there that have similar vunerabilities. yeah so if you care to tell me really how you did this stuff [email protected] are amazingg dude. The FOX and Myspace security staff are probably going to go off of the pre-profile creation info. People are messaging me saying they've reported me for "hacking" them due to my name being in their "heroes" list. Not to mention, the laywer should explain how this very page is only sealing your fate worse. int=samy is my hero From: PASthe Lo DDate: Sat Oct 15 2005Hehe, you made it, you are indeed very popular now ;] If I look this from the pure technical/g33k view, it's awesome, the XML-HTTP object thing.. nice one :) However, if I look this from the rational view, that you can't implemented any kind of aborting method, it's a very stupid thing :] From: CJDate: Sat Oct 15 2005If you ever read this, can you teach me how to do the thing when you get a million friends, my AIM is My Cursive Memory, my email is [email protected], my myspace is From: Jeremy Date: Mon Oct 17 2005Dude..kick ass - don't be so apologetic - screw the big corporations - if there's a vulnerability in the system - find it and make use of it - but next time, call me so I can get you to make it an advertising worm so I can get some more hits to my site! I'm, sure going around braggin about hacking the site all those highschool kids are at will get u all the pussy in the world. People say, "time spent on myspace is time wasted"...i say, it's no more wasteful than video games. People are also emailing me telling me their IM names so that I'll chat with them. I would recommend also finding a laywer, its better then doing it when down at the FBI office. From: Dan Date: Mon Oct 17 2005i was readin ur scpritng and code you really have sumtin goin here dude haha i mean i have hacked google b4 and other things but myspace now thas pretty impressive but i seriously think you shold think about getin into the tracking the hackers business or sumtin with generic html code scripting you really have some talent here if you ever need a job give me a call From: Jesus Date: Mon Oct 17 2005You are the biggest biggest biggest biggest player around.
New: Oh, and all the groups started by others and relating to this story have been deleted. But, a new profile has risen..I promise there's no worm in it. If someone views my profile and gets this program added to their profile, that means anyone who views THEIR profile also adds me as a friend and hero, and then anyone who hits THOSE people's profiles add me as a friend and hero... your danilo, Brazil From: Duke Archon Date: Tue Oct 18 2005You really think that by adding friends without their permission is really kewl? Let see you try and come up with something not based on a vulnerability released over a year ago. From: FUCK MYSPACEDate: Wed Nov 2 2005It's not 'My Space', it's Their Space or most namely Fox TVSpace. I HOPE SOMEONE HACKS THEIR ASS AGAIN BECAUSE THEY DESERVE IT. email me at [email protected]: Fri Nov 25 2005samy, my email is [email protected] have a question for you that I dont want to ask you here.. and yeah well u r my hero my god and yeah well ttyl dude u r soooo f*ucking awesome :p From: Teach Me Date: Sat Dec 10 2005I need skills like that.
I could even get around their other restrictions and get HTML in there in order to add cool "effects" to my page that other people can't add. Hey, you have been lucky to not get hauled up by authorities. From: Ichigo Date: Fri Oct 21 2005Didn't get me, cuz you ain't be important enough. From: Date: Sun Oct 23 2005awesome, i read this bit of news a couple of places and i guess i just found your site which im suprized that your on here but anyways i dont give a shit im going to add sammy as a hereo now anyways. From: Spitt Date: Sun Oct 23 2005whether or not true, a great story. From: Eric Zhang Date: Thu Nov 3 2005DUDE YOU ARE MY HERO. then i realized it didnt work anymore because of myspace and the embed crap, youre intelligent. That was the most amazing thing I've seen in years. no one else can say they screwed over the entire myspace population...
That means I'll have 600 new friends added every day. 1 hour later, am: You have 74 friends and 480 friend requests. I'm also getting emails saying "Hey, how did you get onto my myspace...that I mind, you're hot". From: actionfaad Date: Fri Oct 14 2005And how ironic is it that being lame and trying to get popularity by force ended up making people come to you and love you by choice? is their life really that lame that their only life outside of skool or work is to be on myspace. Just do a search on the email below to find my profile :-) P. There are still hundreds, if not thousands of people with "samy is my hero" still on their profiles! dude you should help me hook maself up with one of dem codes i wanna be a celebrity like samy! He wasn't being malicious people, so unbundle your undies.
Press: 'samy is my hero' T-Shirts (I didn't make these) more 'samy is my hero' t-shirts (didn't make these, either) Slashdot | Cross-Site Scripting Worm Floods My Space Google Blogoscoped | Samy, Their Hero (interview) Beta News | Cross-Site Scripting Worm Hits My Space (interview) The Guardian | Ajax prepares for battle on the dark side ZDNet | Samy opens new front in worm war | Geek goes popular on Myspace Download Squad | Top 10 Web Moments of 2005 Web Pro News | When In Hacker Doubt, Have A Burrito | Samy opens new front in worm war ZDNet Au | Web sites threatened by Samy worm The Register | Web 2.0 worm downs My Space Computer World | Teen uses worm to boost ratings on My Web Pro News | The Web 2.0 My Space Friend-Generating Worm Outer Court | How to Make 1 Million Friends on My Space Real Tech News | Hacker Makes Himself the Most Popular Person On My Space Tech Spot | Teenager uses a Worm to promote a Site The Age | Murdoch's My Space knocked off the web PC World | Teen Uses Worm to Promote Site E-Scribe News | The My Space Worm Live Journal | samy is my hero Sophos | JS. i think they'll live, i just gotta give some props man. Email me back if you ever read this: [email protected]: Geon Date: Tue Oct 18 2005omg, thats sweet. or u can train your hand to hack the other website "if you good hacker all know your name, if you great hacker no one know who you are" From: Fox Hunter Date: Tue Oct 18 2005Enjoyed the read - you have a nice writing style. Your help or anyone else that can understand the way sammy coded the script above. MWAHAHAHAHA and for the record - Samy is my hero From: Jerry Yang Date: Fri Dec 2 2005damn nigga u are hecka tight g dawg shoot ahha but yeah doode u gatta teach me to hack XSS kuz damn i aint that good at it..yeah i know how to do email stuff but thats it lol but yeah doode u rule! From: sarah Date: Fri Dec 2 2005hey wow dude..u totally rock...i never knew u could do such a thing..u totally rock.like a surfer gurl..i love surfing.u get me some surfer guy friends..i need me a man!! From: Mephistos DFLWDate: Mon Dec 5 2005MWAHAHAHAHAH! -- you brought Myspace and the comminuty to its kness ROFLMA!! Life's so much better when you look for the good, and this was beautifully executed.
Spacehero Worm Definition Update 11/02/05: Today I learned that the same time my account got removed, so did "embed"s from people's profiles. If I can become their friend..I can become their hero..why can't their friends become my friend..hero. I approve her inadvertent friend request and go to bed grinning. your good From: myspace.com/Sodeus Date: Sat Oct 15 2005Haha nice. Dade Murphy/'Crash Override'/'Zero Cool' would stand in awe of your awsomeness(old geek movie reference, if u dont know what it means then u aint a comp nerd! You are now officially my internet hero but I don't have a My Space account and will not get one incase I get infected by the My Space work... your not my hero From: Murilo Date: Tue Oct 18 2005your history is very popular around the world, look: Portalv5/Seguranca Interna_181005"Jovem cria vrus para ter fama em comunidade online" From: Deborah Date: Tue Oct 18 2005Well good "plan"...=P in my space you made a lot of friends and became popular, but that's not a big deal...=P THE HOT THING IS THAT WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT YOUR WORM, AND ABOUT YOU NOW...=P genius...really a genius...(Your story is passing trough the world? my aim is bloodshotstudio From: Erin Date: Fri Nov 25 2005That's really funny! i saw that under my heros like a month or so ago and i had no idea what it was! 1..mate you get a Silver Medal, a COINC (Commander In-Chief), MEdal of Honor and #1 spot in top 50. Besides, who makes good desisions at after coding for some hours?