Sunday, May 07, 2006

Beware

A friend of mine got his online account raped. He is going to get his money back (I think) but it serves as a lesson to everyone. The method used to do this was simple. He gathered some personal information about Aeq and was able to get Yahoo! to give him the online mail account using this information. It was then simple to log into his online poker accounts and click the "I forgot my password" option. It sent his password via Yahoo! and walla, free money. The guy ended up blowing the money at a 10/20 table and was eventually caught. I guess the lessons you can learn here are to not use an internet email account possibly. Also be careful about what information you give out to people.

8 Comments:

Blogger DuggleBogey said...

Walla is half the name of a city in Washington.

The word you are looking for is voilĂ .

12:41 AM

 
Blogger TraumaPoker said...

I like walla. I am too lazy to sign up for an account to see the post, can we get a copy and paste for the lazy folks!!!

3:57 PM

 
Blogger C.L. Russo said...

I didn't catch the "walla" thing the first read through.

too funny

8:20 PM

 
Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

I can not wait until the Bloggy awards, Duggle for sure gets "English Editor of the Year" award in my book.

11:51 AM

 
Blogger DuggleBogey said...

Yeah, can we get a cut and paste? I'm insterested on how this actually happened. Your explanation doesn't really make sense...

2:28 PM

 
Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

Starts like this:

Someone got me. Good.

Seems like a few of my internet accounts have been taken over. PokerStars, Neteller, and Yahoo, which contains my email account.

I had the Stars account shut down, and Stars security department is in the process of investigating any and all activity occuring between 6:30am and all times thereafter, including games played, money transfers or chip dumping scenarios.

I also had my Neteller account shut down after talking to support on Live Chat. Interestingly enough, this person attempted to tranfer funds from my bank account. GG Bank fraud! I had support cancel the transfer and close the account. They have recorded the attempt to withdraw funds from my bank account.

As far as my Yahoo account, I'm in the process of talking with support.

As I said, I got punk'd. Problem is, as of right now, I have no idea who it is. Could be someone that I know in real life (though I doubt it), or it could be someone online... possibly someone from this forum? I'm hoping to find out soon enough.

I hope that I can regain my accounts after this is all said and done.

Word to the wise: Double check your passwords, and make sure you are precautious.

4:52 PM

 
Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

I dunno. Its like 9 pages d00ds.

But the idea is call Yahoo! Ask for your password. Provide some information. They will give it to you. Then go to Stars, and ask for your Stars password to be mailed to you, via Yahoo! and voila! Hacked!

4:54 PM

 
Blogger The Edge said...

Nasty story. I have a lot of stuff stored in my walla account. Better delete it all!

1:27 AM

 

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