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July 26, 2013, 04:58:26 AM
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So its 12:50 in the morning and am on satoshidice and peerbet... next then you know a message box with the title nsa surveillance pops up on my screen. They know my name, and that I have been engaged in bitcoin related activities. I wanted to take a picture but acted to fast in turning off my computer. went like this:
Hey andrew, do you use bitcoin?

yes why?

did you buy illegal substances with your bitcoin?

I didnt reply bc I was in shock that they new my name and that I use bitcoin. I've never bought illegal items but I do mine and gamble. The question is are they remotely looking at my computer now? I need some answers and help. Has anyone else got this message? I live in sc and a man in charleston sc recently was arrested for buying and selling illegal drugs with bitcoin so I figured thats why they are monitoring my state and picked up on me.. I don't know if I should gamble, toss my computer, or wtf to do. And advice would be nice, thanks
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July 26, 2013, 05:02:21 AM
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That was the new super-secret MR division of the NSA checking up on you...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2bmImPNKbM

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July 26, 2013, 05:02:55 AM
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sorry but i just cant believe this story Undecided

i wish i could because it would be fascinating if true

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July 26, 2013, 05:03:16 AM
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Throw your computer out your window do it nao!!! Run they are coming to get you!!! LMAO The gnomes under my bed said that the NSA is around the corner!

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July 26, 2013, 05:05:22 AM
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sorry but i just cant believe this story Undecided

i wish i could because it would be fascinating if true

I have no reason to lie. If it comes up again, Ill be sure to screenshot it.
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July 26, 2013, 05:11:21 AM
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Sounds like your friends playing a prank on you. I had a friend who setup remote access to another friend's computer when he was in the bathroom, and messed with him in somewhat similar ways.
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July 26, 2013, 05:14:49 AM
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Sounds like your friends playing a prank on you. I had a friend who setup remote access to another friend's computer when he was in the bathroom, and messed with him in somewhat similar ways.

I greatly hope its a prank.... im sketching. I went and removed my wallet.dat files just in case that was a virus attempt to files on my computer. I googled this and nobody has ran into this... I dont have friends smart enough to do that though... It was either a new virus attempt or really them.
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July 26, 2013, 05:15:56 AM
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Why would the NSA inform you of the fact that you are being monitored? I think they're smart enough not to go by the honors system: "Hey, have you been breaking the law? No? OK, cool." They would probably wait silently gathering evidence until they had enough to kick your door down. This sounds more likely to be a virus.

Also, the NSA should not be in charge of drugs. Wrong agency. They also should not be concerned with gambling. They should have asked you if you are donating Bitcoins to Wikileaks, or overseas terrorists, or something like that.

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July 26, 2013, 05:18:13 AM
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Also, the NSA should not be in charge of drugs. Wrong agency. They also should not be concerned with gambling. They should have asked you if you are donating Bitcoins to Wikileaks, or overseas terrorists, or something like that.

Or even worse, he might have voted for one of the 200 rebellious congressional representatives...

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July 26, 2013, 05:19:05 AM
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Why would the NSA inform you of the fact that you are being monitored? I think they're smart enough not to go by the honors system: "Hey, have you been breaking the law? No? OK, cool." They would probably wait silently gathering evidence until they had enough to kick your door down. This sounds more likely to be a virus.

Also, the NSA should not be in charge of drugs. Wrong agency. They also should not be concerned with gambling. They should have asked you if you are donating Bitcoins to Wikileaks, or overseas terrorists, or something like that.
I'm going off of what was in the message mate. I'm only sketched due to a man being caught with illegal things bitcoin related and he lives in my state, and is an hour away. Thats why I feel like this could potentially be real. But if yall believe it isnt then im not going to really worry. I'm no longer playing dice on this computer though and I'm strictly only using tor browser
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July 26, 2013, 05:23:31 AM
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format the thing and scrub your hard drive for good measure. reinstall with linux and focus on security. make sure all your ports are closed up. get good antivirus software. run anything the least bit risky in a sandbox. run your browswer with noscript. yada yada yada. not even the nsa could break into your pc if you take the right precautions.

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July 26, 2013, 05:24:50 AM
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I used to open and close cd drives and make fake error messages pop up in the library when in high school. While someone was working on a paper I'd pop up a message saying there was a virus that would delete everything if they didn't answer correctly. The question I put in was something like "What is the average rainfall of the Amazon river basin?" and the only answers were Yes, No, and Cancel. By the time they would get a teacher I would close the window. Fun times.

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July 26, 2013, 05:27:04 AM
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I used to open and close cd drives and make fake error messages pop up in the library when in high school. While someone was working on a paper I'd pop up a message saying there was a virus that would delete everything if they didn't answer correctly. The question I put in was something like "What is the average rainfall of the Amazon river basin?" and the only answers were Yes, No, and Cancel. By the time they would get a teacher I would close the window. Fun times.
wow wow wow... maybe thats what this is... my cd drive kept opening 5-10 mins before this happened...
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July 26, 2013, 05:29:08 AM
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You should be more worried about malware. The probability is that a malicious but non-government entity has your identity, or suspected they did. I fear that when you responded to their message, you may have confirmed their suspicion. You should inspect your computer.

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July 26, 2013, 05:31:15 AM
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You should be more worried about malware. The probability is that a malicious but non-government entity has your identity, or suspected they did. I fear that when you responded to their message, you may have confirmed their suspicion. You should inspect your computer.
I responded to see if it was even real. whats a good free software to download to scan my computer? my nortons is old
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July 26, 2013, 05:34:49 AM
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July 26, 2013, 05:35:33 AM
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You should at least have windows defender.

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July 26, 2013, 05:42:17 AM
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thanks for the help everyone. I running virus software now.. norton couldnt find anything other then my wallet exes so I don't think if it was a virus, it was successful. Will keep ya'll updated if it occurs again.
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July 26, 2013, 05:43:49 AM
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Check your remote desktop settings and look for any teamviewer type programs.

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July 26, 2013, 05:48:02 AM
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