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May 27, 2003

Trinity's Hack from Matrix Reloaded

Lots of buzz among the hacker community about the hack Trinity performed in Matrix Reloaded that shut down the power grid. Here's the shell transcript:

           state       service
22/tcp     open        ssh

No exact OS matches for host

nmap run completed -- 1 IP address (1 host up) scanneds
% sshnuke 10.2.2.2 -rootpw-"Z1ON0101"
Connecting to 10.2.2.2:ssh ... successful.
Attempting to exploit SSHv1 CRC32 ... successful.
Reseting root password to "Z1ON0101".
System open: Access Level (9)
% ssh 10.2.2.2 -l root
root@10.2.2.2's password: 

RTF-CONTROL> disable grid nodes 21 - 48
Warning: Disabling nodes 21-48 will disconnect sector 11 (27 nodes)

        ARE YOU SURE ? (y/n)

Grid Node 21 offline...
Grid Node 22 offline...
Grid Node 23 offline...
Grid Node 24 offline...
Grid Node 25 offline...
Grid Node 26 offline...
Grid Node 27 offline...
Grid Node 28 offline...
Grid Node 29 offline...
Grid Node 30 offline...
Grid Node 31 offline...
Grid Node 32 offline...
Grid Node 33 offline...
Grid Node 34 offline...
Grid Node 35 offline...
Grid Node 36 offline...
Grid Node 37 offline...
Grid Node 38 offline...
Grid Node 39 offline...
Grid Node 40 offline...
Grid Node 41 offline...
Grid Node 42 offline...
Grid Node 43 offline...
Grid Node 44 offline...
Grid Node 45 offline...
Grid Node 46 offline...
Grid Node 47 offline...
Grid Node 48 offline...

Posted by Cameron Barrett at May 27, 2003 07:21 PM
Comments

From what I can gather, most of the buzz is about the fact that she uses the SSH v1 exploit: in other words, this line:

Attempting to exploit SSHv1 CRC32 ... successful.

I have to admit, at least they were thoughtful enough to put a real (if now patched) hack into the film. Granted, the rest is bull, but...


Posted by: Phil Ulrich at May 28, 2003 10:13 AM

Actually 50% of the buzz was the fact she uses nmap, as the author of nmap himself was ecstatic when he found out, with 50% of the buzz on the SSHv1 exploit, which while patched is still unpatched on a *lot* of servers, as is the nature of computer security. The rest is bull because there's not really much else you can do to portray such as situations were you are disabling nodes in a power suply network.


Posted by: Wesley Mason at May 28, 2003 07:17 PM

Well atleast it wasn't a hack a.l.a. hackers... with crazy 3d graphics representing the hard drive.


Posted by: idvah at May 31, 2003 11:08 PM

I love neo!!!!!!!!


Posted by: Kristin at June 2, 2003 11:28 AM

look more closely at zion0101 - for enter the matrix


Posted by: Anomally at June 2, 2003 09:36 PM

Acutally..the node shutdown is VERY similar to an SP Node shutdown sequence.

SP Nodes are Parallel system computing nodes based on RS/6000 technology by IBM.


Posted by: chpid at June 8, 2003 08:37 PM

I find Trinity fascinating.


Posted by: Val at June 10, 2003 06:48 PM

The Matrix rocks on all levels, I was stuck on Enter the Matrix, but thanks to Anomally I was set free.


Posted by: Bane at June 10, 2003 07:15 PM

i think the fact that a real hack was used kinda makes you wonder what the wachowski brothers , the editors , and all te computer people do with the little spare time the had.
hmmmmmmmm!

awesome.


Posted by: munch at July 12, 2003 11:03 PM

neos da bomb


Posted by: at July 17, 2003 05:33 PM

The hack was to tell us... Tell us that there is a reason for the movie. You can know the truth, but you need eyes to see and ears to hear! A new game is coming. It is both on the internet and in our world. Anyone can play, but only the ones involved can finished...

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"matrix IT"


Posted by: Jack at October 21, 2003 12:42 AM

I hope you guys really dont think your hackers and you do know that the matrix is a movie right


Posted by: slick at October 27, 2003 11:56 PM