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June 20, 2011, 01:02:39 AM
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I think I've worked out who this person is who sent the emails. For obvious reasons I wont name and shame, but I must say that wether the intentions where good or bad. Not cool.
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June 20, 2011, 01:28:12 AM
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Got a 2nd email with a different link to TradeHill:

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From:  bittrader566@yahoo.com
Subject:  Was this the last straw with Mt Gox?

The latest in a string of hacks to Mt Gox has made me move to Trade Hill. Use this referral code to get 10% off all trade fees: TH-R13698

Sign up at Trade Hill today!

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June 20, 2011, 01:34:55 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, 04:15:15 AM
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Wow lot's of hostility!

I got the email also and personally appreciated the message. So what if he put a referral code in there? I think if he hadn't put the TradeHill reference then nobody would have a problem with his announcement/public service message. But the fact that he might -profit- from referrals... well that's unacceptable!!!

Not a big deal either way, and it's probably good for everyone on that list to have received an email informing them that the list was compromised.
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June 20, 2011, 05:02:10 AM
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Wow lot's of hostility!

I got the email also and personally appreciated the message. So what if he put a referral code in there? I think if he hadn't put the TradeHill reference then nobody would have a problem with his announcement/public service message. But the fact that he might -profit- from referrals... well that's unacceptable!!!

Not a big deal either way, and it's probably good for everyone on that list to have received an email informing them that the list was compromised.

I think people are hostile because they believe he's lying. If he's not lying, then maybe he's the one who compromised it. Or at least that's the feeling I got from them.

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June 20, 2011, 05:08:57 AM
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+1

I don't mind this email..will be one of many expected in the next days..As the email addresses are floating around in the wild a lot of spam is to be expected..
Just delete and ignore..

And it has a positive side effect as well..People are reminded that websites are always vulnerable for attacks and that you never should use the same password again and so on..

And in addition..it should also be a wakeup call for all the lazy server admin and IT ppl thinking, that they never will be hacked..Improve your security guys..before it's to late..

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June 20, 2011, 05:25:15 AM
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Wow lot's of hostility!

I got the email also and personally appreciated the message. So what if he put a referral code in there? I think if he hadn't put the TradeHill reference then nobody would have a problem with his announcement/public service message. But the fact that he might -profit- from referrals... well that's unacceptable!!!

Not a big deal either way, and it's probably good for everyone on that list to have received an email informing them that the list was compromised.

I think people are hostile because they believe he's lying. If he's not lying, then maybe he's the one who compromised it. Or at least that's the feeling I got from them.

He's not the one who compromised it, he's just someone who rote a program to extract the emails from the CSV file and then proceeded to email everyone on the list so a) he could get them to sign up to Trade Hill with his referral and b) they might send him BTC donations to the address he provided. Yes, he did this with the intention of hoping to get referrals/free coins but what he did was also informative if for some reason you hadn't already found out about MtGox
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June 20, 2011, 05:39:52 AM
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Wow lot's of hostility!

I got the email also and personally appreciated the message. So what if he put a referral code in there? I think if he hadn't put the TradeHill reference then nobody would have a problem with his announcement/public service message. But the fact that he might -profit- from referrals... well that's unacceptable!!!

Not a big deal either way, and it's probably good for everyone on that list to have received an email informing them that the list was compromised.

I think people are hostile because they believe he's lying. If he's not lying, then maybe he's the one who compromised it. Or at least that's the feeling I got from them.

He's not the one who compromised it, he's just someone who rote a program to extract the emails from the CSV file and then proceeded to email everyone on the list so a) he could get them to sign up to Trade Hill with his referral and b) they might send him BTC donations to the address he provided. Yes, he did this with the intention of hoping to get referrals/free coins but what he did was also informative if for some reason you hadn't already found out about MtGox

That's true. I was just answering why I thought people were being hostile. Although I don't understand ow I was in the list as I don't have a Mt Gox account. Unless other sites were compromised too.

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June 20, 2011, 06:46:29 AM
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Wow lot's of hostility!

I got the email also and personally appreciated the message. So what if he put a referral code in there? I think if he hadn't put the TradeHill reference then nobody would have a problem with his announcement/public service message. But the fact that he might -profit- from referrals... well that's unacceptable!!!

Not a big deal either way, and it's probably good for everyone on that list to have received an email informing them that the list was compromised.

I think people are hostile because they believe he's lying. If he's not lying, then maybe he's the one who compromised it. Or at least that's the feeling I got from them.

He's not the one who compromised it, he's just someone who rote a program to extract the emails from the CSV file and then proceeded to email everyone on the list so a) he could get them to sign up to Trade Hill with his referral and b) they might send him BTC donations to the address he provided. Yes, he did this with the intention of hoping to get referrals/free coins but what he did was also informative if for some reason you hadn't already found out about MtGox

That's true. I was just answering why I thought people were being hostile. Although I don't understand ow I was in the list as I don't have a Mt Gox account. Unless other sites were compromised too.

Well he used stolen email-addresses (even though he didn't stole them himself) in order to make money from a referral code. Not to help people, the mail would of course not exist without the referral. Spam in its worst form

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June 20, 2011, 12:33:56 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.

One is not ok. 15 (which I got) is not ok at all. What the hell good is it to send it more than once???


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June 20, 2011, 12:37:38 PM
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I think I've worked out who this person is who sent the emails. For obvious reasons I wont name and shame, but I must say that wether the intentions where good or bad. Not cool.

His intentions are clear: make money by referring people to tradehill.

The other stuff about "letting everyone know" is bullshit, because mtgox already did that.

This is very lowly behaviour. Shame on him.

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June 20, 2011, 12:42:20 PM
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well, counting 3 different mtgox-leak-related spam-emails up to now. this sux!

In addition to the one already mentioned, I received:

  • We Accept Bitcoins - GBVault - this one has the recipient list in "To" header, damn moron!
  • Was this the last straw with Mt Gox? - another tradehill referrer.

Sad

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June 20, 2011, 05:42:57 PM
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I think it is important to keep in mind that anyone could have sent those emails, it's likely not someone Tradehill is very fond of right now...

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

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June 20, 2011, 05:47:16 PM
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I think Tradehill should say that anyone that mass-spam mtgox users with referer will get banned and account stuff seized, this would stop.

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