If it's public, it's public.
Doesn't get much simpler than that.
Any decent coder would exact revenge upon those that steal code and claim it as their own. I know I do that, I outright shun anyone who doesn't. But then, consider the fact that coders who do public hacks have to realize that their hack will be all over the net in a week or less.
The tnt hack used to open up to a page, presumably a hacking site? Tracking? idc.
All that matters is that it's out- and it works.