IRL Name: 
Dennis M. Moran

Dennis M. Moran, aka Coolio, is an American hacker who at 17, was accused of a series of smurf attacks that shut down some of the most popular sites on the web, and defaced the websites of DARE and RSA Security. While acknowledging the defacement of DARE and RSA, he flatly denied the DoS attacks on Yahoo, eBay, and others.

He was eventually arrested and plead guilty to the defacement charges, as well as unauthorized access of US Army and Air Force computer systems and was sentenced to 9 months in prison.

Mirrors of the defaced DARE and RSA sites can be found here. The DARE site is particularly amusing.


He was required to help program the jail's computers as part of his sentence

On April 14, 2013, Moran died of a heroin overdose.


Was suicidal.