Fun and Games

What an idiot!

On Sunday, I got the chance to put on my security hat when I had to hunt down and kill a perl script someone had set running on a Maths Dept server. The purpose of the script? To spam every student in TCD with the manifesto of a specific candidate in the SU elections this week. I killed it at the point when it managed to spam 11586 people (out of it’s target 15044).

At least there’s justice in the world. The candidate in question has been disqualified and the user who ran the script has been reported to higher beings in the food chain…