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October 19, 2004

Spammin' is slammin'

More proof that young hackers regard spamming differently than their older brethren. In 1999, at the age of 17, Bryce Case Jr. gained notoriety for hacking government web sites. Now 22, the Colorado computer geek (who uses the hacker handle "ytcracker") lists his occupation as an "affiliate manager" for a network of porn sites. Case has also been producing rap music extolling life as a spammer.
ytcracker photo
Some of Case's tunes are available in mp3 format at his web site. They include "Spam City", with lyrics such as:

How do you think I get green like the incredible hulk?
It's because I'm sending the incredible bulk ...
Every time I mail relay, headers disappear like Florida votes ...

Another one of Case's raps, "Fuck Antis", [anti-spammers] includes the lines

I'm a spammer ...
My ROSKO and SPEWS they got it twisted ...
I aint sent an email in almost two years.

In a biographical note at his site, Case explains his work for the porn industry: "I love money and it happens to make money--this is where i derive my love for pornography." [Photo credit: Randal Kohtek]

Posted by brian at October 19, 2004 4:08 PM


Wow, and here I thought this guy was full of shit. Now I know he is actually a somebody who just can't rap for shit. A step up! Nice to see you in print bro, keep the money flowing.

Posted by: V_RocKs at October 21, 2004 12:47 AM


Posted by: nofx at October 21, 2004 12:52 AM

the #1 spamma wha wha whaaa

Posted by: budz at October 21, 2004 12:58 AM

what's up brian? haven't talked to you in a while.

just saw you had this article up here about me and figured i'd drop a line.

it's absolutely true - i haven't sent an email in about two years, yet the anti-spammers have listed me with extreme predjudice simply for my pro-spam music. i suppose it's enough to piss them off - although we are all entitled to free speech under the constitution. i just never have understood why they feel it necessary to post information about someone like that trying to be like some armchair detectives. i fail to see who is impressed with their threats, especially someone like myself who isn't even involved in the spam racket anymore, other than my music.

i produce my music for that certain subgenre of people who understand what i am talking about, which is incredibly miniscule in comparison to the general public. if you threw every rapper in jail based on the context of what they rapped about, i.e. dealing drugs, pimping hoes, and shooting people, it would be a madhouse. take the music at face value - it isn't meant to be taken as seriously as you think.

p.s. your dictation of the lyrics are wrong, but who cares anyway.

good luck with the book!

Posted by: ytcracker at October 21, 2004 1:09 AM

i got what you need, whats that? botnet!, hold em down with a T3 feed.

Posted by: joe momma at October 21, 2004 1:29 AM



Posted by: FAKE NICK at October 21, 2004 1:38 AM

nurgblurb heard

Posted by: pulse at October 21, 2004 11:43 AM

YTCracker is the pimp.


Posted by: STC fan at October 21, 2004 1:35 PM

ytcracker is my personal hero.

Posted by: eric at October 21, 2004 2:47 PM

FUCK antis

Posted by: brymaster at October 21, 2004 10:53 PM

While the topic of your article is riveting, your writing style leaves much to be desired.
Please do a bit more research before you chose to write such drivel again. Then you might at least have some correct facts to back up your false statements. How about interviewing the person that you are attempting to write about? Things might make more sense.

Posted by: Rocky at October 22, 2004 2:23 AM

ytc, the place to be nurgas.

Posted by: stang at October 22, 2004 5:20 AM

ytcracka holdin it down!

Posted by: hydro at October 27, 2004 2:54 PM

Capitalizing on spam in one way or another, bravo
I can't wait to get the book.

I'm sure it will make a great stocking stuffer.

Posted by: arise at November 5, 2004 10:44 AM

Nice somewhat balanced book. I havent been able to completely finish the book yet but i do say its some of the more accurrate and decent published work that ive read. You should get together with Jim Wagner from internetnews.com and write something. We need more neutral reporters out there.


Posted by: swank at November 16, 2004 9:31 AM


Posted by: BlareNation at November 30, 2004 1:42 AM


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