Tentative Victory against Cyber BulliesMikey 39 comments
Update 01: The site owner was dumb enough to expose his email address in the source code. You can email him at
Update 02: 'Hacker' advises us below that the code no longer works. I had a quick check (after having to create my account again because they deleted it!) and it turns out to be true. But wait! After pasting in the code and submitting I noticed that the comment just shows the same source but with the < and > characters stripped. This confirms my suspicions that we are dealing with an amateur web kiddy who doesn't know a thing about web dev. I have created some new code that does in fact work. All I had to do was replace the < and the > with their HTML equivalents :-)
Grab the updated source code here.
Update 03: The code no longer works. The required parts of the HTML are being stripped. It was good while it lasted but we haven't given up. Stay tuned.
Continuing the datingpsychos.com saga, I thought I would share some revelations and clear up something.
Yesterday I received a bucket load of messages through our contact page expressing support for my actions, and a handful saying we shouldn't be hacking other people’s web sites. I need to set the record straight:
Neither I nor any of the other contributors at Rusty Lime have hacked any web site. The ‘exploit’ discovered is simply made possible because datingpsychos.com have a poorly conceived web site which allows HTML to render when you post a comment. It’s a gross oversight on their part, one that leaves them quite venerable to some nasty attacks from a less moral person. I have used this ‘exploit’ to change the way Samantha’s page renders.
It does not harm datingpsychos.com in any shape or form. Datingpsychos administrators can delete the comments manually themselves and it will be restored to how it was, and checking this morning it appears they have already done just that. But most curiously, I have just found the exploit still exists (unbelievable, I know) so profiles can still be hidden by copying and pasting this source code into any of their comment fields when logged in.
Yesterday we claimed a 'tentative victory' as many of the victims on datingpsychos.com had used the code we supplied to cover up the slanderous profiles. As an additional bonus, Samantha Fletcher's profile no longer exists on the site.
In the meantime, we will do our best to find the man behind the site and put some serious questions to him. Stay tuned.