The media is delving into the digital life of the teenage shooter who opened fire at McDonald\u2019s in Munich, Germany\u2019s Olympia Mall. Nine people were killed, and 27 others were injured in the tragic rampage. In the end, he killed himself. So far, it\u2019s been reported that he hacked Facebook to lure victims, bought a gun on the "dark net" and played the "violent" video game Counter-Strike.Shooter hacked a girl\u2019s Facebook account to target and social engineer victimsMass shooting gunman Ali David Sonly, 18, purportedly used Facebook to social engineer, aka \u201clure,\u201d victims to McDonald\u2019s. The Telegraph reported that the shooter, who had dual German-Iranian citizenship, hacked into a \u201cpretty teenage\u201d girl\u2019s Facebook account.Pretending to be Selina Akim, he posted on her wall, \u201cI am giving away anything you want as long as it\u2019s not too expensive.\u201dOne of the girl\u2019s Facebook friends allegedly warned the others that it was \u201ca fake account of one Ali Sonboly. Don\u2019t get your hopes up. The boy is psychologically disturbed and only wants attention.\u201dSonboly allegedly targeted \u201cTurkish and Arab\u201d teenagers via the hijacked Facebook account because \u201cthose group had picked on him in school,\u201d inviting them to meet \u201cher\u201d at McDonald\u2019s at 4 p.m.Facebook has taken down the hacked account.'Reactivated' gun purportedly bought on \u2018dark net\u2019Sonboly, who had at first wrongly been reported to have links with ISIS, reportedly was a big fan of mass shooting rampages. He was \u201cobsessed\u201d with mass killers and was \u201cinspired\u201d by Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik. The attack occurred exactly five years after Breivik murdered 77 people in Norway, gunning down 69 and exploding a car bomb in Oslo.Sonboly had also visited and photographed the site of a previous German school shooting. He had books and other material about mass killers. He reportedly received both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric treatment last year.Bavarian investigator Robert Heimberger said Sonboly \u201chad been planning this crime since last summer.\u201d He added that there were still \u201cmany more terabytes\u201d of data to analyze.Although the BBC said police don\u2019t how how he obtained the gun, which had its serial number \u201cobliterated,\u201d a German newspaper claimed he reportedly bought the Glock 17 off a dark net marketplace. It had been a reactivated \u201ctheater weapon,\u201d bearing a certification mark from Slovakia.Heimberger, pointing one finger of blame at technology, saying, \u201cI\u2019m not able to get on the dark net, but I am noticing that many teenagers are able to get on it.\u201dHe might be surprised by how many previously clueless people have learned to access the Deep Web and purchase bitcoins thanks to ransomware.Kicking up the same old blame on \u2018violent video games\u2019Some news reports are blaming violent video games, which is annoyingly common after mass shootings. ABC worded it a bit differently, claiming Sonboly was an \u201cavid player of violent video crimes.\u201d Der Spiegel reported the shooter played \u201cintensely violent games on the Internet.\u201d The game was Counter-Strike, according to a \u201cfriend\u201d who first knew Sonboly via TeamSpeak. He recognized Sonboly in a video as he shouted gamer lingo at local residents.German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizi\u00e8re claimed Sonboly was inspired by such games and those games were partly to blame for the tragedy. According to a Google translation of the German article, Maizi\u00e8re said, \u201cIt was clear that the \u2018intolerable degree of violence glorifying games on the internet also have a detrimental effect on the development of young people. This can no reasonable person deny.\u2019\u201dNaturally, reasonable people did deny that. University of Duisburg-Essen Computer Science researcher Maic Masucci rebutted that since \u201cno sensible scientists can assert [that] with such certainty,\u201d the Minister certainly could not.Der Spiegel delved into some of the \u201chate\u201d messages Sonboly had posted online, as well as the number of times the gunman praised other mass shooting gunmen. After Sonboly dropped out of the gaming group and deleted his profile, the rest of the players were reportedly \u201crelieved,\u201d as anyone in their right mind would have been \u201ca little afraid of him.\u201dYes, some violent, mentally ill people are scary and may play video games, but Sonboly also probably drank milk or ate bread, and you don\u2019t see anyone blaming those things.If you are curious, here is a translated version the heated exchange between Sonboly and an unseen man who filmed him. If profanity upsets you, then you don\u2019t want to read it or see the clip.