John Doe

This experience happened all through March until ending March 24th. This happened on a game called Roblox, Roblox is a massive multiplayer online platform game that allows users to design their own games and pay a wide variety of different types of games created by the developer or other users.

During the early phases of Roblox in 2005, two accounts were created by the Roblox founders. The accounts were John Doe and Jane Doe.

The name John Doe refers to an anonymous male while Jane Doe refers to an Anonymous female. These accounts had the user ID of #2 and #3.

John and Jane Doe were test accounts that were used by the creators to accompany users playing Roblox, so when somebody entered the game, the creators would stop their work and play with the players in the game so that they wouldn’t feel lonely.

When Roblox fully took off, many people started playing it, John and Jane Doe weren’t needed anymore, and after a while when the Creators tried to permanently delete the account, they couldn’t anymore.

They were hacked via password guessing, but things get weirder from here, the people who supposedly hacked those accounts, we’re sent a friend request by an unknown user. Upon clicking on the profile, they were just greeted by a 404 page not found.

The account John Doe, was no more in their control, even their own accounts were gone, and as of right now no one knows who owned those accounts.

They were either password guessed or something else must have happened.

 

John Doe appeared on line February 27th 2006 at around 3 p.m. 10 years later he would appear online March 18th 2016, The last known game he played was “prove it”. No one knows who or what would have made these accounts go online on those days. A rumor goes that John Doe plays every March 18th, on this day John Doe has the ability to message any Roblox player that is online, if you get a message from this account, it’s all random numbers and letters, like a code that you can’t read. The players who get this message are John Doe’s targets and they will get hacked. It was feared that John Doe would launch an attack on every Roblox player that was online on March 18th of 2017.

 

When entering John Doe’s account, he has the default skin. On his about section,  all it says is “I’m John Doe and I’m Anonymous”. During this time John Doe had 9 friends three of which are banned, the reason why their banned is unknown. It is theorized that the accounts on his friends list are the accounts that John Doe has hacked. Some include: TheC0mmunity, with a 0 replacing the o, CryptedData, and CPUvirtualization. Players can also receive badges, which John Doe has a badge from a game called “Prove it”, all the description is are 3 different numbers  3, 18, and 17, meaning March 18th 2017. The image on the badge shows binary code. John Doe’s profile picture also showed a hidden message, when the picture is saved and opened on notepad, there is code that makes up the image, but with closer examination there is a hidden link, when it is text reversed it leads to a website called pastebin, there the message says “Beware the 18th…”

 

Now going to present 2017, the 3 accounts I mentioned earlier theC0mmunity, CryptedData, and CPUvirtualization went online and started messaging people saying things like:

 

“I don’t know about them now (John Doe) He is not with us anymore”

 

“The place where peace you will find, away from the empire of terror that is Roblox. It is where all of us, our kin, the hackers of Roblox stay, and lives in a dark waiting for a new light to come. The destruction of your account will shine enough to bring us new hope. John Doe is not a man, it’s an amalgamation”

 

“The 18th of this month is a sacred date, you’ll simply have to prepare for the unforeseen consequences, maybe he will come back, maybe nobody will live to ever come back again”

 

“The past. The only true dignity is Dignity himself. Dignity was taken from me. From us”

 

John Doe’s messages would go something like this:

 

“Hi” It’s always what he would start off by saying.

 

Then the messages got more disturbing:

“It’s everyone’s fault”

 

“You are not welcome in the Roblox community”

 

“The name John Doe that you speak of does not exist”

 

“Get off of Roblox now or get hacked on March 18th, this is your final warning”  “I’ll see you soon” finished finish off by a smiley face.

 

On March 18th there was no school so I was able to watch live streams of people playing Roblox in the morning before the apocalypse began, I was too scared myself to play. There was even a live stream of a countdown timer, supposedly the time John Doe would arrive. 2 hours left, 1 hour, 30 minutes, 5 minutes, one minute, a few seconds and then the stream was over. I decided to wait, a few hours later I then decided to be brave and get on Roblox, but it nearly turned out to be the worst decision. When I got on I was greeted by a 404 page not found, I froze in shock, all the things that I worked on, gone in the matter of seconds, my account disappeared as if it didn’t even exist at all. “Why didn’t you listen” I told myself, it was all true, John Doe had hacked my account. I couldn’t believe what was happening right now. I warned all my friends not to get on and even showed them a picture of what happened to my account, and by some miracle my account was back after refreshing. I was so relieved nothing happened to my account. I got on to John Doe’s page, but he wasn’t online. Not until the 24th of March he was online again but things were different now, the official Roblox Corporation had claimed that John and Jane Doe weren’t hackers, they have control of their accounts now. His friends are gone now they’ve been banned, every single one of them, it was all over. I don’t know what to think of this experience, I was scared to think that I lost everything, but I know what some of you think: it’s just the game, but sometimes you don’t want to lose something that you’ve worked for. You can interpret this however you want, Roblox never told us who or what was behind this March 18th scare. After this incident there was more questions than answers: Who was Dignity? Why Roblox? Who is the true John Doe? John Doe was not man? As a warning to all those who play Roblox, never add John Doe as a friend. The John Doe incident was only the beginning, a few months later a new group of hackers arose called the Bloxwatch.

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