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July 09, 2011, 03:11:51 AM
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this email to my mtgox.com address legit?
http://www.l5b.net/Bitcoin-Speed-Miner/
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July 09, 2011, 03:17:48 AM
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hmm, if you copy and paste http://www.l5b.net/Bitcoin-Speed-Miner/ into your browser url field it loads, but clicking the link doesn't? must be legit.
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July 09, 2011, 03:21:08 AM
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Link says 403 forbidden, mate.
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July 09, 2011, 03:22:41 AM
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exactly. but copy and paste this into your browser url bar..

http://www.l5b.net/Bitcoin-Speed-Miner/

 it loads right? they must be filtering referrers from this forum.
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July 09, 2011, 03:23:16 AM
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Link says 403 forbidden, mate.

If you click on the link it doesn't work, you need to put it in your URL bar and press enter.

But yeah, this is clearly not legitimate, don't do something stupid like downloading and running whatever that site gives you, it's clearly malicious.
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July 09, 2011, 03:30:58 AM
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the email i got was quite convincing as well, but it just stunk of malware when i clicked the link.
this is a screen grab of the site if you copy and paste the link.
http://i.imgur.com/G4rjL.png
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July 09, 2011, 03:31:14 AM
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Link says 403 forbidden, mate.

If you click on the link it doesn't work, you need to put it in your URL bar and press enter.

But yeah, this is clearly not legitimate, don't do something stupid like downloading and running whatever that site gives you, it's clearly malicious.

That was my point Wink or maybe they are blocking the referrers from this forum, the official bitcoins forum, to their bitcoin related project!
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July 09, 2011, 03:34:58 AM
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scam

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July 09, 2011, 03:37:24 AM
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just seems quite funny to me. miners are obviously fairly geeky and these guys thought it worthwhile to spam the mtgox database and set this up. i'm guessing it just steels your bitcoins if you run it, but obviously can't be sure. surely a lot of miners would need to fall for it for it to be profitable for them...
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July 09, 2011, 03:45:26 AM
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the email i got was quite convincing as well, but it just stunk of malware when i clicked the link.
this is a screen grab of the site if you copy and paste the link.
http://i.imgur.com/G4rjL.png

My favorite thing about this screengrab is that the McLeod security stamp that gives this a 100% safe approval features a completely different url (effectively the folder name + .com) and furthermore a simple google search for McLeod security yields absolutely nothing of substance.
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July 09, 2011, 03:53:53 AM
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that's what struck me as well. putting that much effort in to making a site and the malware, trying to scam joe public makes sense, but a few thousand geeky bitcoin miners?

surely it's a joke. McLeod security? seriously?

edit: i just googled the domain in the security seal (after a lot of other searches) and found this post...
http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=24437.0
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July 09, 2011, 03:58:30 AM
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def a scam

http://i.imgur.com/KN8Dd.png (http://wolf902.triplemining.com/register)
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July 09, 2011, 04:02:39 AM
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that's what struck me as well. putting that much effort in to making a site and the malware, trying to scam joe public makes sense, but a few thousand geeky bitcoin miners?

You have to look at the big picture. Yes it is a scam, but I do not believe it is one aimed at direct financial gains. The market is currently volatile due to the currency being in its infancy and the old money is just starting to take an interest and maliciously taking actions to destabilize it, so look at this scam another way. Every "nerd" they do get, is one thread or post of a proponent of the currency saying I lost everything. Just think of the damage it can do. Especially now when we really have to show our grit, with the volatile market, it is important to recognize these deliberate attacks and laught them off.

edit: After all, hitting the miners is hitting the community where it really hurts. Without miners, there are no bitcoins.
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July 09, 2011, 06:25:11 AM
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Does anyone have a copy of the exe on the website? I would like to analize it.

Thank you.
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July 09, 2011, 06:56:46 AM
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Does anyone have a copy of the exe on the website? I would like to analize it.

Thank you.
It uses ftp.app.brickftp.com to store the stolen wallets... Username: readme1, password: readme1 has a copy of the CoinMiner.exe used to transfer the wallets to the ftp.

The info used to store the wallets seems to change though, originally was omgomg/omgomg, now it is ongong/ongong
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July 09, 2011, 09:03:31 AM
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If it worked that well, he wouldn't be giving it away for free.

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July 09, 2011, 11:34:52 AM
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That look so fishy it's not funny. I would never think of getting that.

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