American Military Begs Canadian
Hackers to Commit Crimes for Them

[ Editor's Note - A few days ago I, CYBØRG/ASM, received this request from someone claiming to be a Sargeant in the United States Army to commit a felony for them. ]

From: "Kris Lenning" <krislenning[at]>
To: webmaster-at-hackcanada-dawt-com
Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2005 11:30 PM
Subject: website hack

My name is Kris Lenning, I am a SGT in the united states army and I currently work with networking and computers.  I have recently been asked by my supervisor to hack and remove a webpage from the internet.  I am not able to do this and I am trying to recruit some help.  Could you help me or point me in the right direction to get this done.

Many many thanks
SGT Lenning, Kris

[ Editor's Note - Most people I showed this to were skeptical and thought this was simply from some kid.  I say, "never underestimate the stupidity of american military personnel.  They are, after all, gullible enough to follow Bush's orders."  Our friend Plastik decided to see what information he could get out of this asshole and wrote back using the pseudonym "Pheno X". ]

On 11/16/05, Pheno X wrote:

Hi, I'm Phenox and I understand your problem. Please reply to this message with the following information:

  • What website/page you need to be taken down
  • Why this website/page is a threat; why it is needed to be taken down?

From: "Kris Lenning" <krislenning[at]>
To: "Pheno X"
Subject: Re: website hack
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 05:55:36 +0300

Thank you for responding, I was not sure you would.  The web page in question was taken down last night however.  I do thank you again for response.  I would however like to keep your address in case anything like this happens again.  As well, could you point me in the right direction as to learning how to do this myself. I know a lot of programs out there boast of being able to do this but none ever realy seem to work.  I know a lot about networking and a lot about computer systems and software but I have never gotten into the "hacking or cracking" thing too much.  Usualy if I need the software or the webspace, the army gets it for me.  Any way, again I say Thanks.

SGT Lenning

[ Editor's Note - Apparently he's too dumb to notice that the person responding isn't even the person he originally wrote to. ]

From: "Kris Lenning" <krislenning[at]>
To: "Pheno X"
Subject: Re: website hack
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 09:41:37 +0300


I may have spoken too soon, this morning when I went to the address it came up website not found. Now, however, it is up and running again. the web page is (Local Copy)

The reason for it is that the Chaplain that posted it put some information in it that was never supposed to be released.  I wish I could explain more but I hope you understand.  We still have not been able to contact him to have it taken down so if you could help please.  It realy does need to come down as soon as possible. and could you send me an email letting me know when it is done.

Again, many many thanks


On 11/16/05, Pheno X wrote:

Hello again.

You'll have to pardon the delay with which this email is sent, I have been busy with a .. project.

I've inspected the address you've sent me and it shouldn't really be a problem.  However, I do not know if you have heard of "hacker ethics" .. it is what prevents me at the moment to act.  I need more information as to why exactly the page must be taken down, so that I know my actions would be "right".  I hope you understand.  The image that the media gives us hackers of "terrorists" is not at all true.  We Too follow a moral code.  So, please send the information I've requested.

You've said you'd like to learn how to take down pages on your own.  Of course I would be more than happy to point you in some directions, as to what things you should learn etc.  However, as any teacher would do, I must first enquire about your current knowledge.  The following information would help me make an image of what information you already posses, so that I may more efficiently help you fill in the gaps:

  • What is your education [what school(s) & university(s) did you attend]
  • How large your experience with computers is
  • Your age

Also, this has been on my mind for a while: normally, taking down a page from the internet is a crime .. is your supervisor aware of this?  I am not very familiar with the military system of the USA.  Are people inside it allowed to take down pages from the internet?  (just a curiosity)

Anyway, I hope you'll get back to me with the information I've requested really soon so that I may get to work..

From: "Kris Lenning" <krislenning[at]>
To: "Pheno X"
Subject: Re: website hack
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 06:28:57 +0300

I understand that you are busy and I understand that you have ethics as well.  Ok here is the scoop, The Person that posted the page is an Army Chaplain, now we have a way of taking the site down but if we do that in means contacting a department that is higher up and will result in him getting in a lot of trouble over something he has done unintentional.  Some of the information on the page that is not allowed includes talking about flight schedules, the runway the planes landed on and any information about the base itself in Manda Bay area.  To the enemy that base does not officialy exist.  So you can see that if this gets reported higher to be taken care of, He could be in real trouble and possibly loose his commission and be kicked out.

My imidiate command, i.e. my supervisor, his sup., and his sup. all had come to me to see if I was able to take it down to keep him out of trouble.  Now I know this is usually concidered a crime however if it had been me doing it or someone like me in the miliitary for security reasons then no, we would not get in trouble for it.

As for me, I am 32yr old, I currently maintain two networks for the army.  I have been working in networking for going on 6 years.  Most of my knowledge of computers and networking has been self taught but I am currently going to school at Nova University via the internet for Computer informations systems technology.  Like I said before, I know a lot about the systems, I have been running a small computer repair shop out of my house for going on 7 years.  I do know quite a bit about the networking, but every day is a learning experience.  I have just started learning about biulding webpages from HTML and by using a couple different programs like Front Page and such.

Please if there is anything more you would like or need to know, feel free to ask.


On 11/18/05, Pheno X wrote:

Kris, thank you for sending me the data I've requested.  As a consequence, I've worked and found out the website's administrative password.  I have written & printed on a piece of paper this password along with the instructions necessary to take down the page you have requested.  I just need to know where to send the paper.  I need you to send me a real-life mail address.  One that You and Only You check.  The reason I need this and don't just send the data via email is because someone might get a hold of it (an enemy hacker) and harm your friends' website (take it down completely, etc.) (and we don't want that).

Pheno X

[ Editor's Note - Of course this is bullshit, but we'll see if he's dumb enough to send us his mailing address... ]

From: "Kris Lenning" <krislenning[at]>
To: "Pheno X"
Subject: Re: website hack
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 18:53:10 +0300

Thank you very much, I realy realy thank you.  My address here is written as follows.

Kris Lenning

This address will come straight to me.  I can't thank you enough and now we can keep this chaplain for getting in any trouble.


[ Editor's Note - Yup, not very bright at all.  And there you have it -- The United States Military asking Canadian hackers to commit felonies for them.  Quick, someone call homeland security. The US military is a cyber-terrorist organization.  Oh, wait, no... they can't even hack a website, they are simply a regular terrorist organization. ]