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June 19, 2011, 11:25:44 PM
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Just got this in my email..  not cool!

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Dear Sir or Madam,


A few hours ago the Bitcoin trading website Mt Gox has been hacked. Malicious individuals have been able to obtain a database containing usernames, email address and encrypted passwords. This information has been posted publicly on the internet.

As a Bitcoin supporter I'm now sending a message to every email address contained in the hacked database. This is to warn you that your username, email address and password have been leaked. I therefore strongly advice you to change your passwords. If you have used the same password on different websites it's highly recommended to change your password on all of your accounts!

For a more secure alternative to Mt Gox, the community appears to be moving to TradeHill. So this is no reason to lose faith in Bitcoin itself. It must be seen as a warning that not every website can be trusted with your data however! Their link is http://www.tradehill.com/?r=TH-R15683 (Note: You can remove the Referral Code when registering if you want!) This is certainly not the only website where you can exchange Bitcoins, also check out http://www.thebitcoinlist.com/dp_bitcoin/bitcoin-exchange/


Sincerely,

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June 19, 2011, 11:28:23 PM
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Just got this in my email..  not cool!

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Dear Sir or Madam,


A few hours ago the Bitcoin trading website Mt Gox has been hacked. Malicious individuals have been able to obtain a database containing usernames, email address and encrypted passwords. This information has been posted publicly on the internet.

As a Bitcoin supporter I'm now sending a message to every email address contained in the hacked database. This is to warn you that your username, email address and password have been leaked. I therefore strongly advice you to change your passwords. If you have used the same password on different websites it's highly recommended to change your password on all of your accounts!

For a more secure alternative to Mt Gox, the community appears to be moving to TradeHill. So this is no reason to lose faith in Bitcoin itself. It must be seen as a warning that not every website can be trusted with your data however! Their link is http://www.tradehill.com/?r=TH-R15683 (Note: You can remove the Referral Code when registering if you want!) This is certainly not the only website where you can exchange Bitcoins, also check out http://www.thebitcoinlist.com/dp_bitcoin/bitcoin-exchange/


Sincerely,

A Bitcoin supporter
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June 19, 2011, 11:29:28 PM
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I got the same message. This is bona fide spam. It's bulk, unsolicited, and commercial in nature.

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June 19, 2011, 11:31:16 PM
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This is a good chance for tradehill to show that they won't put up with spam sent to stolen emails. Ban that user.

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June 19, 2011, 11:34:42 PM
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This is a good chance for tradehill to show that they won't put up with spam sent to stolen emails. Ban that user.
This.

I will contact Tradehill about this, and suggest others do the same.
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June 19, 2011, 11:40:03 PM
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I was OK with one. But I got six of the same e-mail. If you're going to e-mail all the users in the leaked database like a badass 31337 Internet hero, do it properly.
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June 19, 2011, 11:40:54 PM
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I think tradehill posted in another thread they'd be removing this users referrals.
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June 19, 2011, 11:44:29 PM
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This is a good chance for tradehill to show that they won't put up with spam sent to stolen emails. Ban that user.

But that means that would have to ban everyone who identifies themselves as "A Bitcoin Supporter."

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June 19, 2011, 11:48:56 PM
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This is a good chance for tradehill to show that they won't put up with spam sent to stolen emails. Ban that user.

But that means that would have to ban everyone who identifies themselves as "A Bitcoin Supporter."

 Huh how did you draw that conclusion?
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June 19, 2011, 11:58:49 PM
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I only got 3 copies.

I tried searching the referral code found this thread.

its also on github and pastbin  user zapnap. was on overclocker.net and hackernews or somethign.

Set up the same thing..
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June 20, 2011, 12:03:13 AM
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This is a good chance for tradehill to show that they won't put up with spam sent to stolen emails. Ban that user.

But that means that would have to ban everyone who identifies themselves as "A Bitcoin Supporter."

Couldn't they just ban the one guy that has that referral code?

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June 20, 2011, 12:12:19 AM
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This is a good chance for tradehill to show that they won't put up with spam sent to stolen emails. Ban that user.

But that means that would have to ban everyone who identifies themselves as "A Bitcoin Supporter."

 Huh how did you draw that conclusion?

The email (for me) was signed

"Sincerely,
A Bitcoin supporter"

It was a joke.

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June 20, 2011, 12:21:52 AM
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I admire his hustle, but this guy is a real fool.

My guess is Trade Hill has this guy's real name, etc.

What he did is very illegal, and there's a reason spammers don't tell you who they are. YOU personally can sue this guy (for something like $16,000 I think). Of course odds are he doesn't have enough assets to cover even 1 settlement, let alone thousands, so you're not going to get rich off him but he is probably in a world of hurt from this.

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June 20, 2011, 12:24:52 AM
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Fire Away! This is the email address it was sent from.


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This was recovered from the email's source code.

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June 20, 2011, 12:25:28 AM
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I admire his hustle, but this guy is a real fool.

My guess is Trade Hill has this guy's real name, etc.

What he did is very illegal, and there's a reason spammers don't tell you who they are. YOU personally can sue this guy (for something like $16,000 I think). Of course odds are he doesn't have enough assets to cover even 1 settlement, let alone thousands, so you're not going to get rich off him but he is probably in a world of hurt from this.
Very illegal??

Fire Away! This is the email address it was sent from.
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June 20, 2011, 12:27:11 AM
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Fire Away! This is the email address it was sent from.


goemitar@bonecrusher.gulfsouthmedia.com

How do you know?

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June 20, 2011, 12:33:44 AM
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Unless i'm mistaken, email senders can be spoofed quite easily...

(I dont always get new reply notifications, pls send a pm when you think it has happened)

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June 20, 2011, 12:46:17 AM
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I think tradehill posted in another thread they'd be removing this users referrals.

This thread http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=19707.0

In short, we hate spammers as much as you do and this isn't how we run our business.
At the least he'll have his referral codes stripped.


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June 20, 2011, 12:54:20 AM
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I got that shit to  Angry.
Fuck you whoever you are!

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June 20, 2011, 12:59:12 AM
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I got 7 of those emails.

I'd also like to say that this person is not affiliated with The Bitcoin List in any way.

Still around.
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