Amir is a former KoS user who was KoSed from 2006 to late 2007. He was known as linking12, DonkeyKong, and just Amir. He has been one of the only posters on GameFAQs to receive a personal phone call from CNet due to his actions on the site (after hacking pojr and many other users). Amir has racked up over 200 banned accounts, and has hacked over 200 accounts, mostly through hacking or social engineering AIM accounts of GameFAQs users and jacking the corresponding GameFAQs accounts. Amir has a history of stealing accounts, invading, and trolling a large variety of message boards on the site, including WoT, NGG, CE, the Zelda Social Board, Sonic Social, and Mario Social.
While browsing for cheat codes, Amir first came upon GameFAQs in late 2002, at the age of eleven, and registered. Taken aback by the blatant elitism on the site, Amir began to troll several boards, starting off with Mario Social. Once he found the Zelda Games community, he began to troll them, following them from the Zelda Social Board and across several secret boards, such as LoZ-LoD, often with alternate accounts.
Amir began to actively board hunt in the secret board community with his main account linking12, eventually getting over 10,000 AMP. Later, in 2004, he went to several message boards with his new main, DonkeyKong. He became a hardcore Bot on NGG, and DonkeyKong subsequently made several friends and enemies on NGG. He is still remembered on NGG as a prototypical bot, and he is also known for popularizing the use of NGGspeak and varioius NGG terms and fads, most notably the term tbqh. DonkeyKong continued to be a regular poster on NGG until 2006, when he was banned.
Amir continued posting sporadically in this period, mainly on NGG, crusading for Microsoft on Next-Gen Gaming. Although he continued both his flooding of old topics on secret boards and his trolling throughout most of the social and special interest boards of this period, he still managed to evade getting banned in 2005.
Most notable in this period were his activities on War on Terrorism, where he fanatically argued with conservative groups, claiming to be a Jihadist and radical Muslim, and got into frantic arguments on WoT, spinoff boards, and AIM chat rooms, most notably with a radical fundamentalist Christian named Master Cilander. Amir and cilander constantly had overly-dramatic feuds across WoT, and Amir regularly had bizarre arguments/conversations with cilander for over two years on AIM. He wasn't taken seriously by the rest of WoT, constantly blamed Zionists for this fact, and was prone to make cascading topics about both Zionism and Cilander. Both of these strange topics are still parodied as memes on WoT. Meanwhile on NGG, Amir made extreme racism into a giant fad, along with Alexphoenix, another KoS user. In the middle of 2006, DonkeyKong was banned for offensive posting against Christians and Zionists on WoT. After getting a couple more accounts banned in summer 2006, Amir first met Kingpin in chats, due to Ferg's idea of recruiting people for the KoS Krew II.
Led by Kingy, hatrickpatrick, and Ferg, the KoS Krew II began to bait dozens of accounts, and although the majority were suicided, Amir was generally used to do the dirty work which nobody else wanted to do for the group. This includes writing scripts, cracking codes, and creating phishing sites. Most of his work was left unnoticed, however, as Kingpin had a penchant for taking credit for other KoS Krew II members' contributions.
In November, the Thanksgiving Notices (in which millions of users received two separate System Notifications) coincided with Kingy's mass linking of a phishing site all over GameFAQs, which managed to get almost everyone associated with the KoS Krew II called by CNET. Amir seemed to disappear from GameFAQs for a few months, but this was not the case, as he continued suiciding accounts.
Amir was active on several 213 spinoffs owned by Kingy throughout 2007 (such as Oramus and Board213), but he still remained active on GameFAQs for much of that year. Amir continued the suiciding of accounts and gained access to a well-known user named "Pojr." Amir suicided Pojr's account, and due to this, he received another phone call by CNET Legal ordering him to stop using the site, and words from CJayC echoed this warning. Later that year, Amir hacked the AIM accounts of GameFAQs moderators NightingaleNT and BrianSulpher. He also stole the GameSpot moderator account Gallego and posted several modfiles, but due to the actions of Kingy, he was unable to save many of the important files. Amir left GameFAQs to focus on AIM hacking, and he is credited with the development of several major AIM crackers (hacking devices meant to brute force the password to AIM accounts). Because of this, he has discovered several major AIM exploits.
Amir disappeared around February 2008, but he returned on May 17, 2008, to x213 and GameFAQs. He is no longer KoSed, but he has still received several messages from CNET about various hackings. On September 8, 2008, he hijacked CJayC's AIM account. SBAllen quickly closed CJayC's GameFAQs account to prevent Amir from gaining access.
The last CJayC Interview
CNETJayC: So, you C+P the chat to everybody else?
Ahmad: 99% of this had been private
CNETJayC: Had been?
Ahmad: when people IMed about said, "you are talking to ceej"
Ahmad: i just told them to shut up
CNETJayC: Well, tell them all I miss them. Sort of. :-)
Ahmad: you were a great adminv
Ahmad: it was impressive that you took care of the whole site by yourself in the beginning
CNETJayC: I was lucky and just smart enough to pull it off.
Ahmad: do you still play video games?
CNETJayC: Of course, just not as often as I used to. It's an age thing.
Ahmad: I will add the last part of this (none of the previous stuff) to wikifaqs
CNETJayC: The final, final CJayC interview.
Ahmad: one more thing
Ahmad: a friend just summed up aol in a way that really fits
Ahmad: LoliKing13: aol has a tendency to not give a fuck about drama and give out anyone's password
CNETJayC: Oh, and for the record, I asked that my account be closed. I don't use it, and there's no point in leaving it out there as a target, since it still gets several hack attempts a month.
CNETJayC: We just kind of left it open for posterity.
Ahmad: it has been hacked before me?
CNETJayC: I meant the GameFAQs account.
CNETJayC: No other questions? Your prize for "hacking" AOL is being the first person to catch me in chat since... since you did it on briansuplher's account, I suppose.
Ahmad: heh it was nice talking to you anyway
Ahmad: trc wanted to say hi
Ahmad: if i didnt tell you