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=ELITE=^Moto^

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#1 12 years ago

All Members, I have recently been a victim of a scam on xfire. A user the nick name of Leon James has been sending out messages to random xfire users stating: “Leon James: Hello, i am Leon James from X-Fire Xtreme, we are a brand new company working on ways to update and enhance current game accessories such as X-Fire. By enhanceing X-Fire we binded many more chatting programs that are oftenly used such as AIM, MSN, and Yahoo, and soon to be mIRC, To download this product or for more questions go to -URL removed by forum staff- Thanks!” I quickly noticed that this was a hoax and decided to research the site and its program using a Linux machine. Smart move on my part, one of my friends downloaded and opened his “program”. This is what happened to him: First nothing. A quick double click revealed that it appeared to not work. 30 minutes later he was playing counter strike and noticed that his ping was very high on all servers . He figured that xfire voice (which me and him were using) was killing the bandwith and he closed xfire. That’s when the fun began. His computer immediately slowed (a 3.0ghz P4 with 2gb of ram) to a crawl in windows. He ran a spyware check to find hundreds of items of spyware on his computer which was just reformatted less than a day ago. Then all of his icons disappeared. Soon after he received warnings to insert his windows cd to repair damaged system files. Next his start button logo disappeared. And finally his audio drivers died. He later went offline without warning, and has yet to return. The user name of this “Leon James” is [COLOR=black]rodjames I also collected his ipaddress of 68.23.130.213 [/COLOR] [COLOR=black] [/COLOR] [COLOR=black]I have tons more info including transcripts of his conversations. I am more than willing to share them with any members wishing to see them.[/COLOR] [COLOR=black] [/COLOR]




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#2 12 years ago

wow thanks for the heads up.

post the transcipts up if possible




=ELITE=^Moto^

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#3 12 years ago

Well they are long, and I got kinda of angry with the guy (aka the mods would have quite the job ahead of them). So here is the link to them on my website: http://www.teamxout.com/Leon.txt The transcript is uncensored, so read it at your own risk.




KoЯsakoff

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#4 12 years ago

Thats why you always have to be carefull with what other people send you..




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#5 12 years ago

The transcipt is pretty useless it doesn't really help as he is talking to you about about his program yet you don't even run it , instead your friend does, so you can't give first hand infor on the system specs.

The Person seems quite calm about this, are you certain he caused it.




=ELITE=^Moto^

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#6 12 years ago

Quite, download his file and try it. :P come on a 9kb IM client... right :roll: . I am going to try to get some info off my friend, but his computer is hosed; so it might be a while. if you really want proof, pop in a linux live cd and go to his site and look arround. Or even contact him. I willing to bet my entire gaming rig on the fact that he is a hoax.




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#7 12 years ago

wow good one bmd11 in decompiling the program and trackin him down and giving us heads up =)




=ELITE=^Moto^

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#8 12 years ago

Ty, and np.




DnC

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#9 12 years ago

In the transcript, I liked the part where in the middle of a heated argument you both stopped to complain about a sucky Sound Blaster card. :lol: Anyway, ty for heads up.




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#10 12 years ago

9kb is in no way capable of housing support for lots of IM clients like he said. Even if it could, anything with that little code would suck beyond belief.

The fact that he didn't tell what language it was written in, which makes no difference at all to anyone's ability to 'steal' software, shows he is untrustworthy.

What an ass.