My close friend used There.com a while ago. There was a DJ in there that used Shoutcast I beileve and now I am finding out that if you Deejay in There.com (which they use Shoutcast) you can see the IP Addresses of those who are listening to your music! =/
So anyhow, this deejay invited him into IRC Chat. He had no idea what it was, he just clicked on the link and chatted a while with the ppl in the IRC Chat room.
Well a day or so later, his system lost Internet connection, then he couldn't even start Windows at one point. He had to get a new hard drive...and the majority of the files from that PC are corrupted and would not even copy to a CD or over the LAN to a new computer.
Is it possible that he was hacked in IRC? If so, could the hacker get files from his PC or just implant a virus (which it sounds like he may have had.)
Thanks for any suggestions!