29A was a prominent virus and worm coder group and E-zine. The group's members coded some of the most innovative viruses in history and published them
in an Ezine of the same name. While most of the members were relatively unknown at first, they eventually became one of the most famous virus coding
groups in the world and are generally agreed to be one of the best. Prominent members include Griyo, Benny, Jacky Qwerty, Vecna, Spanska, Bumblebee,
roy g biv, z0mbie, Lord Julus, Lord Yup as well as quite a few others. The name comes from the Hexadecimal for 666.
The exact date of 29A's founding is currently unknown. In 1995 April, VirusBuster began looking for experts for his Bulletin Board System and that is
when most of the original 29A group got into contact. By the end of 1995 there were three permanent participants: Mister Sandman, VirusBuster, and
Gordon Shumway. They began analysing viruses, looking for bugs in AV products and beginning to compile their findings into the first issue of their
magazine. The group met about three times a year in Santiago de Compostela or Madrid.
29A published its first Ezine on 1996.12.13 (a Friday the 13th) at 6:66 (7:06?) am. At this time contributors included Mister Sandman, Gordon Shumway,
VirusBuster, Anibal Lecter, AVV, Blade Runner, Griyo, Leugim San, Mr. White, Tcp, The Slug, and Wintermute. The issue contained articles on new viral
technologies, new viruses (all were for DOS except for the Galicia Kalidade macro) and disassemblies of other coders' viruses. At the time, their
website was http://29A.islatortuga.com.
The second 29A zine was released also on a friday the 13th on 1998.02.13 at 6:66am. In the introduction, Mister Sandman explains the delay and says
29A will not release an issue every year, rather releasing them when they are ready without regard for regularity. This issue included some Windows 32-bit
viruses, as well as the multi-platform, multi-processor virus Esperanto.
29A officially retired in February of 2008.
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"brigada ocho was born with me, PetiK and ZirkoV as its original members two months ago and promised the "scene" the first b8 e-zine this month...
PetiK left the virus scene, ZirkoV was super inactive and new members weren't giving some outputs so i decided to halt the existence of brigada ocho...
so the b8 e-zine was also put into bin for a moment...
september 05, 2002, with a few interested vxers by my side, brigada ocho rose from its ashes and the dream of releasing the first e-zine came true this time...
i decided to revive brigada ocho again to fullfill a promise to the few who gave some support to the group by submitting their works for the proposed
brigada ocho zine and to have a place for, preferably, hll coders and virus collectors out there to gather and spend some worthwhile time...
this first blast goes to PetiK and to the few supporters of brigada ocho.
\\\\\\ alcopaul \\\\\\\
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What is this e-zine? Well, it's mainly an oversight of what's been going on in and around the VX scene the last year. The zine
is completely contribution based, as this zine is made by Coderz.net, which isn't a group. I've seen Coderz.net grow from a fairly
small website (being Evul's own homepage) to what it is now: A virus information site, hosting several (yeah, okay, shitloads) VX homepages.
Maybe this is a moment to say, thanks Evul, for the time and effort you put into Coderz.net.
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The dark side of Coding.
First I want to tell you what DarK-CodeZ is,
and how it all started, so it all started with you
simple board where you could talk about batch.
After the board became more popular, we added more
Sections. So batch-rockz became Dark-CodeZ. Thenceforth
then we really started. We are now a coder board with the
Emphasis on malware and virii coding. Everyone knows us
everyone and so we form a community that is not a second
And now, we have decided to release our first mag!
Great thing what? : D
You can look forward to some great artwork from some of our GFX'lers
look forward to TuTorials and CodeZ from the DarK-CodeZ community!
We want to share and share our knowledge with it
to support the scene.
Greetz to: codesoft, EoF, DooM-RiderZ, RRLF,
vx.netlux and all like-minded people!
Welcome to the dark side of coding!
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At last you can read this magazine, the first one that the spanish virus
writers group DDT ViRUS STUDiOS (shortened to DDT) publishes. Well, we can
say you that our lifes, when making stuff for this magazine were a fucked
living hell. DDT is formed by very young virus coders, working for get our
own place in the scene. Btw, we are living at this moment a crisis in the VX
scene: authors leaving, web sites are getting down, FBI is catching some of
our partners and making publicity of it, the "freedom of speech" concept is
being erased from the internet, AV companies are earning tons of money with
all those scandals, i have been personally defamated publically...
Formed in late 1997, DDT is here and ready to rock. The first step was made
by the publication of this magazine, but we won't stop here :) Our group has
a defined hierarchy, where the main redactor is myself, Billy Belceb£, and
followed by zAxOn as my right hand, all the another DDT members. Anyway all
our decisions are made voting... ;) We are members of the Feathered Serpents
Alliance (FSA). If you want more information about that just go to the
Feathered Serpents' home page, in http://fly.to/serpents.org , or read the
information about what the Alliance means in this same magazine.
It's time to take a look to the future... Well, maybe you're surprised that
in this zine will be DOS viruses... Yep, but note that some of them were
written some time ago, but we're now working for make some more Windows
viruses, that seem to be the future of virus writing. Since 1995, the time
were VLAD were rocking around and surprising the whole world with Bizatch
(look Bontchy! B I Z A T C H !!!), a new breath passed through the, at that
time, obsolete virus scene, with a new platform for infect, and then making
the people to have a second chance in the past-frustrated tries to innovate
in something... New unexplored lands, a new realm for discover... And wait-
ing for all us. So let's join together to that party :)
And please, forgive us for all the misspells that we could make through this
magazine, coz our mother tongue ain't english. And when reading this magazi-
ne, you must think that this is our first step in the scene (we hope that
it won't be the last :P). And remember... The higher you are, the harder you
Btw, as i heard a lot of times the same thing "What the fuck DDT handles?"
and such like, i realized that i have to teach all you some chemistry :)
CCl^3 This is the Dichlore Diphenyl Trichloretane (well,
/----\ | /----\ i'm not 100% sure that it's the right translation to
| Cl |--- CH ---| Cl | english), and i think that you know what that was...
\----/ \----/ No? DDT was an pesticide highly used in the 50-60's
At that time, the DDT was legal, and besides, the ppl
thought that it hasn't bad effects for humans, only for insects and plagues.
But after that they found that it had several consequences to the nature,
mostly because some plagues developed a way to defend theirselves againist
DDT, meanwhile their natural predators didn't, so the plagues could grow a
lot. Then, the DDT lost its usage, except in the cases of extreme need to
kill a determinated plague in a determinated country. But this is another
history. The DDT saved MILLIONS of people, for example, in the India, almost
exterminating the malaria disease. .___________.
.:|VIVA EL CHE|:.
For what things we fight? Yep, as you $$$$$$$$$&""""~ ~"?&$$$$$$$$$$
can think reading this magazine, we go $$$$$$$"' ___,,,,,,___ "$$$$$$$$$
againist all kinds of fascisms, and da $$$$$$$ """""$$&&&&&& ,$$$$$$$$$
hipocrisy... But it's hard to fight $$$$&"~ +&&$$_&$&$&&$$ ""$$$$$$$
with the system, so we only contribute $$$$& }&-.&&&$$$$' &$$$$$$
with the thing we know to do: make vi- $$$$$&, ,$$$&&&&^ + $$$$$$$
ruses. We (all the VXers) are ussually $$$$$$\&_` ~^^^_/ __ _$$$$$$$$
labeled as data killers, terrorists, """""""""" """"""""""
and some more things like that, but it's only because their lack of knowled-
ge of what a virus is, because their ignorance. At Friday 13 or 5th January
we must hear always the same shit... "All the computers will be infected,
and all the data will be destroyed" or "Don't turn on the computer until to-
morrow"... But there's always, after this shit, an AVer saying that all the
problems gone with the product he's trying to sell us... "This software
detects 100% of old and new viruses". Of course all the lamers go fastly to
a shop for buy the shit... Almost all times that AV is a shit, and the user
lives happily without knowing da truth. That is our society too, but this is
another history. The lameness arrives some times until places that you can't
think... Like the day Friday 13, November 1998, when Billy had to hear the
comment of the guy that it's at his rigth, in his attempt to demonstrate his
intelligence, said that viruses travelled by the electric net (hey! explain
me how to do that! :''''''DDDDDDDD ), and when he saw me laughing a lot, he
tried to explain me that viruses could appear "magically" in the computer,
and after they go away... :') Well, see what ignorance does (and what a good
marketing of an AV enterprise do).
We sincerely hope that you will enjoy this e-zine at least as we enjoyed
when writing it. As you can see, we orienter many information to educational
purposes in the research fields related to the "new" (relatively new) plat-
forms, as Win32. We won't tolerate anymore that excuses, such "Windows codin
is too difficult for me", because it is not. In this magazine we wanted to
have many little and easily understandable tutorials about some matters re-
lated to virus coding under Win32, but without forget the content targeted
to people that is beginning to be interested in virus coding. So, this mag
is for all the family. Hrmm, sure? No... PARENTAL ADVISORY: EXPLICIT CONTENT
Here in DDT we support all the freedom of speech campaigns over the net (you
have an example in the Blue Ribbon's one), and of course, the freedom at all
without forget that we accept critics to our job. Of course, if the critic
you have is something like "You are a motherfucker", "That is shit" or some-
thing alike, you'll probably have a reply in form of a mail bombin or some-
thing cruel... We expect the "Constructive Criticism" of all you, doesn't
matter what you think, if it's good or bad, about us.
This is the first thing of DDT being a group you can have. We worked a lot
since October/November 1998, when zAxOn and me decided that the next step to
do in the group was to make a magazine. Since then, we have been contacting
with many people for contributions, some members joined us, some left, we
appeared in the media, and, of course, we have written viruses. This is,
nowadays, our humble contribution to the virus scene. Many things have cha-
nged in the virus scene since Phalcon/Skism times, many legendary groups
born, many died, but the scene had been always growing. The virus scene is,
as Winter said, much more compact that the other ones in the underground,
the dark side of the computing. Things change in the scene, but what the
people think about us outside is much more different. They generally think
that we are kids with needs of fame, with the only target to destroy other's
data, and the AV scene is the savior. Same lies than always, the fierce
capitalism strikes again, the marketing of AV companies, as i said before.
Create life, as we do, must be seen as an art, as an expression of what can
do a clever mind. What's the difference between create a virus and create
a human life? While creating a virus we can experiment many different feel-
ings: happyness when something works, impotence and madness when something
doesn't... Create a human life is matter of 2 seconds of absolute pleasure
followed by many headaches, nights without sleep, many things you should pay
and such like. Resuming, virus writing must not be seen as a terrorist act,
it must be see as an expresion of what human intelligence could do, and not
as a "natural-thing-that-could-occur-with-luck".
Btw, we have our sentence (Copyright by zAxOn/DDT) : "Think, Act, Innovate".
Well, for close this article i must comment that you have entered in a world
in that escape is almost impossible. You have just fallen in the net that
virus writing is. You social life (?) and the rest of things of your "real"
life will go hell. But you'll feel the power of control the OS, this thing
that Micro$oft wants to use for control us... Remember what i am saying...
Hrm... Now i'm gonna tell you a little story. In this magazine we had for
many months the best Win95 virus ever, the best Ring-0 virus ever (guys
involved know of what virus i am talking about), and fuck, we haven't publi-
shed it. Pfffff, ain't the author copyright the reason. Is the friendship
with another guy that received directly from the author that virus. I'm per-
sonally very angry with the world, with my luck, and with all with two legs,
two arms and a head. We were going to publish that jewel, and finally we
couldn't. I feel impotent. Bah. This is the second time that this passes in
this magazine. The first time, we had a very very cool virus, and another
famous magazine published it before. Ok, i accepted it. We received another
jewel, even more good, and happened again, another magazine is going to pu-
blish it, with author's permission. What should i do? What should we do?
This situation is making me go crazy. I'd like to scream to the world a big
'FUCK YOU ALL', but i know i can't do it. Shit...
Heh, the worldz situation now is crazy: in the scene and outside it. For
example, i have been (and i am) away from the scene, but i heard about the
departure of some of the best coders of our group-brother 29A, Vecna and
Z0MBiE, TI released their first e-zine, FSA continues growing, iKX and SLAM
are working hard in their respectives next issues, and some viruses are in
the media almost every time like Melissa, Happy99 and the classic CIH.
And now some questions can be raised... Who is WM.Melissa author? Why the
United States are so fascist? Why a silly macro virus can spread as fast?
About the world, as most of you know there is a war between Serbia and the
members of the NATO, and btw, i hate wars. But this is a virus magazine, not
a political one (this suckers shouldn't exist).
After my words about almost all the themes i am able to think about, i will
let you enjoy of one of the best e-zines you have ever read (heh... just
kidding!), ehrm... almost ;) No, no, i think it has some interesting things
for all people, beginners, advanced and gurus in the VX world. I have to
thank (again) to all the people that made this e-zine to be a reality, and
make our dream reality: to have an e-zine with some quality. (Heh, no, no...
I'm not under the influence of any drug! I'm still modest ;) )
[* As you see, i am not busted by the police as a COCKSUCKER said... - BB *]
And all the children sing... WE LOVE HATE! WE HATE LOVE!
mass killer and ass kicker.