Nov 17 2007

China’s Most Famous Hacker…Playing World of Warcraft?

Published by at 8:24 pm under Leaders

China’s Most Famous Hacker…Playing World of Warcraft?





Left unknown, Center Wan Tao (Founder China Eagle), Right Goodwell

Here is a little history on Goodwell from his days as founder of the Green Army:

The Green Army was founded by a Shanghai hacker going by the online name of Goodwell, it was reported to have had a membership of around 3,000 people from Shanghai, Beijing, and Shijiazhuang. The other four key members of the group went by the pseudonyms Rocky , Dspman (HeHe), Solo, and LittleFish. It also attracted others, considered to be part of China’s first generation hackers, the likes of Xie Zhaoxia, Brother Peng, PP (Peng Quan), Tian Xing (Cheng Weishan), IceWater (Huang Lei), and Little Rong. The group disbanded in 2000 and its rise and fall was described as “confusing” by insiders who consider it one of the enduring symbols of the Chinese hacker movement. The Green Army is said to have hacked “uncountable foreign web sites.” Indeed, many of China’s top hackers were past members of this group.

So, where is he now you ask? Apparently he is spending quite a bit of time playing World of Warcraft and doing a bang up job. In an interview with, Goodwell was congratulated for his world record breaking move from level 60 to 70 in under 24 hours. There were some details in the article about how he achieved this feat but it had a bunch of World of Warcraft stuff I don’t understand…but he did it…without hacking…he said. During the interview,which was conducted in September of 2007, he intruduced himself as the founder of the Green Army Hacker Organization Goodwell (Real name Gong Wei).


Picture of Goodwell’s Character on WOW




Screen name: Silver Dragon

Real name: Goodwell (Gong Wei)

Occupation: Hunter

Faction: Tribe

Server: 7th Region? An Geluo

Guild: Green Base

Apparently, there were some problems when his guild (over 2,000 players) was located on the 5th Region server (Unsure of the the translation for servers as regions) for moving up too quickly in ranking. So, they changed their name from the Chinese for Green Army Corps to the English word Greenbase. He Just can’t seem to let go of the old days…and that should scare you WOW players.

Group photo of Greenbase Faction after breaking record


9 responses so far

9 Responses to “China’s Most Famous Hacker…Playing World of Warcraft?”

  1. 回声on 16 Feb 2008 at 11:22 pm

    Heike I wish you provided information about how you obtained these photos and screenies. Inquiring minds want to know. A source URL would be sufficient.

  2. Heikeon 17 Feb 2008 at 12:38 am

    Sorry, a typo in the link I provided. Your wish is my command:

  3. Heikeon 17 Feb 2008 at 12:43 am

    Plus, fixed link in article so others can go directly to the Chinese report. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

  4. Heikeon 17 Feb 2008 at 1:15 am

    Just in case you were wondering about the CCTV picture of Goodwell, it is on his blog here:

  5. Heikeon 17 Feb 2008 at 1:18 am

    I am just very reluctant to link directly to hacker sites…don’t want to have visitors here getting something bad loaded onto their computers.

    Good enough for inquiring minds? And, I really do want you to answer this question!

  6. [...] Beggar Wan Tao Net Name: Old Eagle Affiliation:  The China Eagle Union Net-fu: 4 Stars [...]

  7. The soon to be hackeron 04 Apr 2008 at 8:20 am

    yo nice army yo send me a meessage and tell me how u hack WoW

  8. Andrew Drazdik Jron 10 Jun 2008 at 5:50 pm

    I think software companies are ripping people off everyday. The usage of high technology is becoming more dangerous everyyear with the confusion of what makes society great and what wastes time.

    The culture and prosperity of people is going to suffer from the wrongfull uses of software to waste time and entertain the logic parts of the brain for useless activities such as color preception of different shades with high tech sounds. The people of society and their culture stand to lose their essence as a people and become less than a memory of the history of mankind.

  9. Manishon 12 Jul 2008 at 12:09 pm

    how i can hack window xp2. plz sir tell me at my email id.