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Author Topic: Impressive little scam  (Read 4969 times)

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Impressive little scam
« on: May 08, 2007, 12:36:45 PM »
http://tech.cybernet...-windows-activation/

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There is a new Trojan in town, called Kardphisher, and it could be one of the trickiest computer scams ever made. It uses the annoying Windows Activation to make a user think that their system has been activated on another computer. It then prompts them to reactivate their PC by entering in some of their personal information, including their credit card number.

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Re: Impressive little scam
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2007, 12:39:50 PM »
good thing I am not stupid, I would probaly have to look at it for a couple of seconds and then figure out I shouldn't be filling it out.
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Re: Impressive little scam
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2007, 12:40:45 PM »
Clever, yes. But, anybody stupid enough to think that MS needs your credit card info along with your security code and ATM pin shouldn't be carrying a card anyway. In fact, they shouldn't be on that interweb thing.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2007, 02:44:10 PM by edbro »

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Re: Impressive little scam
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2007, 01:02:31 PM »
Non-sophisticated users can get sucked up into scams like this easily.

Good post, maybe it would be a friendly thing to let those not as computer savvy as others know about it.

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Re: Impressive little scam
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2007, 01:06:04 PM »
It doesn't take a "stupid" person to fall for that kind of stuff. It only takes a distracted person.
People that don't really depend on computers, and only use theirs for work.
Some of these scams are quite complex, and very similar to the real pages.
The first time i looked at www.phishtank.com, i was very impressed with the amount of this kind of material that is out there, and how damn real some of them look.

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Re: Impressive little scam
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2007, 02:20:37 PM »
Sorry ANYONE who fills in their ATM pin number is a COMPLETE IDIOT without any brains whatsoever.

What is the point of a Pin number that you are contractually obliged to keep private (and not even divulge to your own bank) if idiots fill it in on screen to be posted god knows where?

Having said that I hope the people responsible are caught, hung by their balls while crows peck out their eyes. Bastards.

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Re: Impressive little scam
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2007, 02:25:00 PM »
atm number, lol, ok that is a bit of a clue that this is a scam :)

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Re: Impressive little scam
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2007, 02:26:56 PM »
Systems Affected: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Somehow, if I were running Windows 95 and XP Activation came up, I don't think I would believe it.  ;D

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Re: Impressive little scam
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2007, 02:57:49 PM »
ahh Carol, i think we can come up with something a little nastier and more painful for them with a little thought  ;)  :D

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Re: Impressive little scam
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2007, 03:36:23 PM »
Systems Affected: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Somehow, if I were running Windows 95 and XP Activation came up, I don't think I would believe it.  ;D
LOL  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Impressive little scam
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2007, 01:46:22 AM »
lol :D

Yes, if you're this dumb, you deserve to pay for it in cash. lol
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Re: Impressive little scam
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2007, 02:20:39 AM »
lol :D

Yes, if you're this dumb, you deserve to pay for it in cash. lol
Yeah, I'm sure your mother or grandmother would agree.  ::)

Unless they're morons also.

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Re: Impressive little scam
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2007, 06:20:47 PM »
Yes, if they would fall for this, then yes, they are morons.

Thankfully, because of evolution, there is hope for the human race.
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Re: Impressive little scam
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2007, 01:04:01 PM »
I would crap my pants laughing if I was using 95 and the xp activation box came up.
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