Recent Events...

Discussion in 'Community' started by Durandal7, Sep 1, 2002.

  1. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    Some of you may be wondering why my username has changed and why my profile has dissapeared. I have done this because of privacy concerns, Macrumors is a lot more popular then it used to be and I no longer wish to be as open except with members whom I trust. jef left because of the trolls and that is why I have done this.

    Someone has been sending me strange e-mails, they have apparently been finding information on me and attempting to hack a server I help to maintain. They do not realise that this was their worse move imaginable as I have gotten their e-mail account taken off-line and have convinced their ISP to terminate their account. My friends and I have dabbled in hacking and know how to trace them, to quote Alphatech "Don't f*** with me"

    I will restore most of my profile soon. In the meantime I have decided to keep the new username.

    -Durandal7 AKA asurace
     
  2. vniow macrumors G4

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    Oh, hi Durandal7/asurance. Stalkers are creepy huh? Hope you catch them. :)
     
  3. Durandal7 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Already did catch him :)
    It's good to have network and UNIX geeks as friends. Very weird e-mails though, I got the first one a few days ago but yesterday he revealed he had personal information on me. Barely legible, rambling on about "FlAmS" and "TroOOLS"
     
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Shame that. Some people have such a miserable life that their only happiness is to upset others.

    I hope, for your sake, that history doesn't repeat itself. :)
     
  5. teabgs macrumors 68030

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    oh that sucks man,....weird...seems like the s**t has hit the fan...MR is getting a bit too big for her britches I'd say....I think things will calm down a after a while...i've been getting some weird emails too....alledgedly from myself...containing HTML files as attachments and I recieved one that was sent back from the university of vermont....which I know nobody at which said I sent an email that had a virus attached...

    :( :mad:
     
  6. Durandal7 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That sounds like the same s*** this guy was pulling. He kept sending me viruses with things in the subject like "WinXP Patch" and "OS X Update"
    :mad:
     
  7. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    I think that the worst/most common virus events/occassions already happened. Remember back to "Code Red"? Luckily, however, only PCs fell victim, not Macs. :eek:

    There are probably a lot of people out there, who try and get personal info on others, either for fun/passing the time, or for criminal actions. With the upcoming 9/11 deal going on I think some people have hit the cuckoo's nest (uh, is that how you spell it?) and overturned.

    I'm glad that issue has been resolved, but there is one other: Do we now have to call you Durandal? :p
     
  8. teabgs macrumors 68030

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    this sucks....I never got any email with text that was talking about "FlAmS" and "TroOOLS"

    Unfortunately I deleted them and cant remeber aby if the subjects but they'd have subjects such a "x.html" or "xPatch" etc...

    bullsh*t really. One even had an .exe file...dumbass, I use a mac :rolleyes:

    AND THEN my girlfriend got a weird email that said she sent one out with a virus....now thats weird and not cool if its the same jerkoffs, cause they'd of had to have hacked the school's server to get that email...we figured it was something with the email server here....maybe not, Don't like the sound of this :mad:
     
  9. Durandal7 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Like I'm going to be in a real hurry to install a WinXP patch :rolleyes:

    And KC, I don't care what you call me but I think I'm keeping this username.
     
  10. teabgs macrumors 68030

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    wait.....I saved the last one...cause you never know when you'll need it ;)


    the subject is TABINDEX....alledgedly from myself. Now, it doesnt say theres an attachment but when I open it there IS one....its called "MREGKBCM.HTM"

    theres no text in the body of the email
     
  11. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    >(teabgs) bullsh*t really. One even had an .exe file...dumbass, I use a mac

    >(Duran) Like I'm going to be in a real hurry to install a WinXP patch :rolleyes:

    Those [explicit] might as well send a virus for a Mac AND a PC. That way, they've gotta be right. What if I'm shadowfax and I am receiving email over super-slow dial-up using a phone? :rolleyes:

    >And KC, I don't care what you call me but I think I'm keeping this username.

    That's fine. I'm just asking in case I slip up, which may happen eventually. :p
     
  12. Durandal7 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The subject on mine is "WinXP Patch" and is from "00o0x.@00o0x.com" and had a 150k attachment which I determined was a PC virus. The body contained only "Bruce/William" I have no idea what it meant but I got several more like that.
     
  13. Ifeelbloated macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, this thread is very topical for me at the moment.
    I've been getting some weird emails lately saying that something I sent wasn't sendable. When I know I didn't send any emails. I send very few emails and the ones I do are to close friends. One had a tag that sent me to a weird website called getlaid.net I was like what the F*CK??!! My suspicions tell me that someone hijacked my email address and is registering on websites as me. :mad:
     
  14. vniow macrumors G4

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    The most dangerous thing that's happened to my e-mail was that it was apparently gone for about 15 minutes, then it came back. I changed it anywayz, I'm now at Yahoo! :)
    I've gotton a few unknown .exe files but deleted them as soon as I saw them. Other than that, it's mostly bad porn
    :(
     
  15. Durandal7 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That could just be a sleazy spammer trick.
     
  16. Taft macrumors 65816

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    This all reeks of a disgruntled PC user trying to attack the Mac community. Or maybe an ex-Mac user that had an exploding iMac??

    All I know is I'm taking my e-mail address off of the forums.

    Do you guys think MacRumors is getting too big for its own good?? I'm starting to worry. :( :(

    Taft
     
  17. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    i took mine down too.

    that said, i think that a lot of sites that are even bigger don't have this problem. so i don't think it's the size per se...

    hmm... i don't know. people are freaks
     
  18. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a

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    Mind my ignorance or stupidity but how do i change my name for Macrumors?
     
  19. Durandal7 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The site will definitly have to adapt as it becomes more popular. I'm used to the old days when there was only 3000 users and only 20 of them ever showed up. I think the site will be okay, we just have to be more cautious in the future.
     
  20. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    you'd have to talk to arn...
     
  21. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    I posted this elsewhere, but I think criminals these days are also becoming more aware of what is going on (9/11, possible attacks, what people think of this) and seem to want to get the most out of life while they can. I recommend everyone just keep a close eye on your belongings/computers/cars/etc. in case you have something like this happen to you. If you just like to go around and open attachments unknowingly, I STRONGLY recommend you pick up Norton or another powerful virus tool.

    Unless it's from someone I know, then I'll go and look about a message. Recently, though, that hasn't happened.
     
  22. teabgs macrumors 68030

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    I took my email and homepage off my profile...

    Also, Ive been concerned about MR's growing size/popularity for a little while....things change, so must we...everyone just has to be careful to not give out too much personal info...and as of now, theres nothing big going down...nobody ever said these events are all related...
     
  23. Durandal7 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    None of these seem to be connected so it isn't some massive conspiracy. Just seems to be a bunch of a**holes with amatuer hacking programs.
     
  24. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, ok. Thanks for the info. I thought I it was just a setting I couldn't find. Thanks again
     
  25. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Here is my biography:

    Looking for personal info, frauders? Email me a virus, so I can defrag it with Norton Systemworks 2 and send you one back. Besides, it's disabled. I only trust the common posters reading this message.
    :)
     

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