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June 30, 2011, 07:53:08 PM
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psy,

make it smaller or the first thing I'll shitlist is your signature.  Tongue

Other than that, by the ease the folks around press the "SCAMMER" panic button you'll have plain of work... hope you enjoy fightrooms.  Tongue

Yeah, i love fightrooms :p

Sig Image smaller: Done! Don't wanna be my first customer Cheesy

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June 30, 2011, 08:05:58 PM
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Sig Image smaller: Done! Don't wanna be my first customer Cheesy

Still too big in my opinion, I would make the height no more than 2/3 of what you have it now.

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July 01, 2011, 01:45:32 AM
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Still too big in my opinion, I would make the height no more than 2/3 of what you have it now.

I agreed it was massive earlier, but come now. It's fine now, even on my palmtop.

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July 01, 2011, 01:18:48 PM
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I agreed it was massive earlier, but come now. It's fine now, even on my palmtop.

I had to block it anyways. Can't have that on my screen at work.

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July 01, 2011, 01:47:46 PM
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I agreed it was massive earlier, but come now. It's fine now, even on my palmtop.

I had to block it anyways. Can't have that on my screen at work.

LOL -> Maybe you should be working instead of browsing bitcoin forums Wink

Sorry to the OP, it seems i diverted the thread from it's main purpose  Undecided

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July 03, 2011, 03:57:04 AM
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BUMP!

Still gets spam about this.

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July 03, 2011, 01:11:41 PM
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BUMP!

Still gets spam about this.

You sure? Or you just hadn't check your mailbox for a while?
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July 08, 2011, 03:52:01 PM
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I have a bit of news/speculation about this scam. I just got this email:


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On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 10:16 PM, wac <waldo*******00@yahoo.com> wrote:

    Hi:

    Ok I have not run your script but what I can see while reading its sources I can see you are definitely a dedicated miner. I tell you what. You are speaking with a skilled software developer (http://is.gd/KSGjLg) so ads posting is definitely not the job that I should do and not the best thing i can ofer you either. I know some OpcenCL/CUDA. Now what if I tell you I could increase your mining capabilities to approximately 2x by just running a faster miner using an optimization that I saw while checking the source code of publicly available ones? I don't have it but I could have it.


 Also I want to tell you that the script you are running is really not helping you. You need something more user friendly than that as you almost need to be a programmer to do all of that. Also ppl could see it as malware. I did a check right away just in case. I could help you with that by building a more advanced robot. That one is way too much manual. I know you need some intelligence to post the adds but not for all the steps.

 Now regarding the US telephones take a look at this, is likely going to be useful to you:

http://www.lleidanet.us

They have there a virtual handset that can be used to have an US telephone capable of receiving sms. Don't know about voice calls.



    Let me know if what I mentioned to you seems interesting to you.

    Regards
    Waldo

I edited the quote above to disguise his email address from spam bots (******* = alvarez) and hide the URL from Google. I also shrunk the uninteresting stuff and bolded the really interesting claim.

I was immediately suspicious, and thought of this thread. I became even more suspicious when I visited their website, and saw that he writes software to evade anti-virus programs. My suspicion hardened further when I saw this page: http://is.gd/ihpQXb with its unclickable generic badges similar to the ones found on the scam site that started this thread (http://img804.imageshack.us/img804/6800/bitcoinminingaccelerato.jpg)

I'm not claiming that Waldo or his friend created this wallet-stealing fake miner, just putting out the thought for you guys to chew on.

Here is my reply to his email:

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Hi Waldo,

I'm satisfied with how my script works currently, but I am very interested in your claims about faster mining software. A 2x gain in mining speed would definitely be helpful!

Would you be interested in sending me your faster miner, and sharing in the increased profits?

Thanks - Let me know!


If Waldo is following this thread, you can probably guess what kind of reply I will get. If he tries to send me something to install, I'll post it here.

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July 08, 2011, 04:12:51 PM
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LOL

This ones sent the mail a bit too soon:

http://cypherx.org/pricing/

The trojan isn't yet available for download and they already have reviews  Grin Grin
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July 08, 2011, 04:19:11 PM
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I actually figure someone on these forums is smart enough to crack open the file and see if you can find the return address on it Smiley   Where does this person want everything they steal going back to?

Reverse engineer. Works great with keyloggers.. back when I was 14 I would download youtube keyloggers and get their ftp info.
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July 08, 2011, 05:08:58 PM
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I actually figure someone on these forums is smart enough to crack open the file and see if you can find the return address on it Smiley   Where does this person want everything they steal going back to?

Reverse engineer. Works great with keyloggers.. back when I was 14 I would download youtube keyloggers and get their ftp info.

If only you could send negative BTC to somebody!

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July 08, 2011, 05:12:59 PM
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LOL

This ones sent the mail a bit too soon:

http://cypherx.org/pricing/

The trojan isn't yet available for download and they already have reviews  Grin Grin

I didn't mean to imply that the hacking tools for sale on cypherx.org are trojans (although I suppose they might be). He didn't ask me to download that software. I suspect that if he sends me something, it will be a re-cypher of the program that was available on the site that started this thread.

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July 08, 2011, 06:13:28 PM
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Actually that's the issue;

"Used in 35 countries"
"User reviews vouching for it"

But... no software at all is available to download anywhere.  Grin
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July 09, 2011, 03:21:52 AM
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heres another copy http://www.l5b.net/Bitcoin-Speed-Miner/

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July 09, 2011, 04:15:36 AM
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please note just clicking the link wont work, its filtered to block referrals from this site. you must copy and paste the url into your address bar.


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July 09, 2011, 04:17:37 AM
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just posted about this myself- fixing

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July 09, 2011, 04:29:49 AM
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I have a process fetching and deleting new wallets automatically now, so hopefully he won't get his hands on any more.

Hey, you're awesome, man.  Thanks for doing this.  I can't think of anything that's not corny to say but it really warmed my heart to see that you were on top of this, saving the wallets.   Cheesy Grin
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July 09, 2011, 09:47:42 AM
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This thing is starting to look like a Tom & Jerry cartoon  Cheesy

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July 13, 2011, 07:25:31 AM
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Just for the record, I was unable to recover any more BTC.  The following addresses of mine hold the secured BTC:

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18a1RoNu3WRneMimHEUYAB9FTmnhymagW1
The coins that are now at this address belonged to a guy who used his email address as the label for his primary receiving address.  I've contacted him and he is in full panicmode (not a native English speaker, so I don't think the "I have your coins, they are safe" part got through completely).  So these coins at least are accounted for.
This guy has his coins back now.  The bulk of the remaining coins came from these two addresses in the same wallet:

18AUW2KuwqiCJVWDTBmBtDj5GPYM2znnWv
1FLSA6bs2iAeZXJ85jBV3bUCq8J7G7XVyk

If they are yours, please contact me with some evidence (a copy of your wallet.dat to start and we can work from there) and we'll see what can be worked out.

If nobody claims them, I would like the community to decide what should be done with them.  I don't want to be a part of that discussion since, by controlling the funds, I have a conflict of interest.

Tried to contact you through both mail and PM here.. but you haven't responded Sad
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July 13, 2011, 02:09:13 PM
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Tried to contact you through both mail and PM here.. but you haven't responded Sad
Sorry, I've had a bit on my plate.  The messages are still in my inbox and I'll try to investigate this before Friday.

Tips are always welcome and can be sent to 1CZ8QgBWZSV3nLLqRk2BD3B4qDbpWAEDCZ

Thanks to ye, we have the final piece.

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