Rouing and Focus were two individuals who took pleasure in social engineering hosting company staff, raiding their servers and deleting client data, until their exposure in late 2019. The particular incident that brought about their exposure was the raid and wipe of Rootbeer Hosting, where Rouing planned to take down the hosting company by wiping their servers using system access information gained by Focus through social engineering of one of their former associates. Later, when exposed, Rouing began shifting the blame onto Ethereal (Tommy) and me, deceiving another host’s owner into thinking that SummerHoax were raiding them explaining their recent downtimes. Shortly after being added to the SummerHoax website, Rouing started a wildfire in the commit comments, which ended with a lock.
- Raiding hosting company servers
- Wiping client data
- Social engineering staff into providing them access to hosting company servers
- Planning to leak the hosting company’s client database
- Shifting the blame to SummerHoax and raising paranoia amongst hosting companies
Rouing, planning the raid on Rootbeer Hosting, and later on another, larger, unnamed hosting company with 40 nodes.
Focus, social engineering staff to get server access.
Wiping the nodes then shifting the blame to SummerHoax, causing angry clients to come after SummerHoax as a whole in search of their wiped files.
Raising paranoia amongst their future targets by placing the blame on SummerHoax.
Finally, Rouing spewing shit onto the GitHub comments after being added to the list.