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New Security Alert / Scam:

Discussion in 'Security' started by PPNSteve, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. PPNSteve

    PPNSteve Well-Known Member

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    Just got a private message on our main site's forum about cpanel database being hacked...

    i'm posting this as a heads up and so you all can a) protect yourself b) get a good laugh from it.

    IP Address: 67.84.245.87

    well aside from knowing this is total BS.. i did get a kick out of it.. like someone might really reply to him.. hahaha.. lol
     
  2. eth00

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    Can you please send me all of your bank information so that I can verify that your funds that should be present are?

    Seriously thanks for the heads up, hopefully nobody will get taken by this lame attempted at social enginering.
     
  3. PPNSteve

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    Indeed.. the nerve of some people.. lol

    well at least it's funny too, so some good came of this.
     
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    Additionally, this should be directed to cPanel. Perhaps send an email to security@cpanel.net.
     
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    *sigh* Good grief..........

    Thanks for the lookout. Hopefully, as already mentioned in this thread, nobody will fall for that now that the word's out.

    I dare someone to reply to that dingbat with some fake info. :p
     
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    I bet ya someone has replied with some bogus info, or perhaps a full page ( 100's ) of bogus info. That would be funny :D
     
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    And I wonder if that dingbat is dumb enough to actually try that info :p

    *pretends to send him the following:

    Server: dingbat.knucklehead.org
    User: root
    Pass: [insert censoring bleeps here]*
     
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    dumbass fool cant even spell encrypted.

    Regards,
    Brent
     
  9. TheMillionaire

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    The dumbass fool probably couldn't DoS a server if he had the tools sitting in front of him :p

    But you do bring up a point........one way to sniff out those scam emails are some of those misspellings of words.
     
  10. PPNSteve

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    Oh it gets better.. here's part 2 from an AIM IM:

    Of course he stops answering now... couldn't grab his IP but i'll be watching this.. I really like how he used the whois info from one of our domains to make him feel more legit.(complete with original font formatting, you can't see on the quote above) hehe

    stay tuned for part 3, coming soon..

    P.S. Oh yeah.. I've talked with Josh of cPanel about this.. so someone from cPanel's staff is aware of this... :)
     
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    Hmmm......that guy is more than a dingbat.......he's a few lugnuts and roof flaps short of a Nextel Cup car. lol

    Speaking of Part 3......you plan on making it a TV series? :p j/k

    I thought someone already told CPanel about this........at least we know they know about it now. :)
     
  12. fusioncroc

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    Look's funny i really wanna just talk to him and pretend i fall for it ;)

    Well maybe once i finish with the transfer of a few account's :rolleyes:
     
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    Some people will just try anything to get into accounts these days.
    By right you should do an IP Lookup and report this person to their ISP. Obviously he/she is attempting to do nasty things to your account and therefore should not be allowed on the Internet period!
    Thanks for the headsup.
     
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