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Old 06-03-2010, 13:09
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ATTN: The forum is being hacked by an anti-h4x0r hacker!

(2010-03-06) Some people who don't like h4x0r are currently hacking the board - as it looks, by finding out other forum members' passwords or logging in in their names via other means - and posting their trainer advertisements - and later plain crap - into this forum simply for abusement against the forum, h4x0r and me, not to help anyone. Please, stay away from those threads, otherwise you may fall victim to the ban stick. Also, make sure you have a secure password that is hard to guess by hand or by software (dictionary attack or whatever). If your account was hacked and has been banned without reason, please, have patience and we'll try to re-establish your account later when CheatHappens and their fans are finished (literally) on this forum.

We have also been threatened - in PM - by someone with intentional sabotage by uploading fake/broken trainers to GCW. This is now way beyond what could be attributed to acceptable frustration due to our impartiality in their war against h4x0r - who, by the way, never came up with such serious measures against our forum - and this is the point where CheatHappens and everyone related to it lost all of my sympathy. They and their fans will be dealt with accordingly later. Also, stay tuned for our results in the "h4x0r uses weird DLL's in his trainers against those of CheatHappens" topic which will be published within a few days (really!).

[...] We have just been threatened with attempts to break into moderator accounts, too. Without the necessary privileges, I cannot do anything more than continuing to permban hacked accounts but, hopefully, Empire will come here as soon as possible! Unbelievable: such a situation or anything even remotely similar to it has never occurred in the history of the forum.

[...] Empire intervened and the board software has been upgraded. (That was the reason for the short maintenance.) Hopefully, this puts and end to the hacked accounts.

[...] Fake trainers have just been uploaded (but not published on GCW!) so measures will be taken to distinguish them from real ones. [...] A few fake trainers that were already on GCW for a few weeks - it seems, the attack against us started weeks ago! - have been sorted out.

[...] (2010-03-07) I received the following PM. According to this, CheatHappens was not (directly?) behind the hacking.

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Originally Posted by Julian84
So, patching the forum code to the latest version was a smart move. Unfortunately the exploit still exists in this version as well. I can take over any account on this board, including yours. I could bring this entire board down if I wanted to. However, that's not what I want.

I wanted to show you first hand how it feels when it's your shit that's being hacked and ripped and you're absolutely helpless to do anything about it. That's exactly how myself and others feel every time someone like h4x0r rips our shit and then we see you over here giving people technical support for his ripped trainers. It's appalling.

So, I'm going to leave you be. I won't be hacking into any more accounts or posting any more messages as I feel like you got the point. I will however be monitoring the status of h4x0r and his ripped trainers and how you and this site continue to support them.

PS: The sticky regarding CheatHappens. While it's nice to have someone so easily take the fall for me, you are indeed barking up the wrong tree. I am not a member of CheatHappens, but I am someone who has also been victimized by h4x0r's thieving ways, so I can now sympathize. I'll let you draw your own conclusions about who I may or may not be. Seeing as how the list of people that h4x0r has wronged seems to be growing with every new trainer release, you have quite the pool of people to pick from.
[...] (2010-03-13) Funnily enough, we received the following E-mail, too, on 2010-03-06 - the reason for a few edits in this post, along with the thread title. I wonder, though, why CheatHappens is threatening us with their fucking lawyers when obviously none of them were able to do anything against h4x0r...

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While I have been banned from FF, someone sent me the following link along with the text:

http://www.fileforums.com/showthread.php?t=89176

Not sure what Joe is going on about, but this is very slanderous as it mentions us specifically, including our trademarked name. Unless you have some kind of proof, you know that thing that Joe is always going on about, then I would ask that you remove this text before I have to forward it to our legal counsel. I can assure you that no one from our site is involved with what Joe is accusing us of. I can’t help it if some anti-h4x0r peeps are attacking your board. That guy has a lot of people that hate him (present company included) and you guys seem to love him for some reason.

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Chris O'Rorke (chris(at)cheathappens(dot)com)
Co-Founder, Business Operations Manager
Cheat Happens.com - www.cheathappens.com
(2010-03-15) To my question came the answer.

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Originally Posted by Caliber
You wrote:

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I wonder, though, why CheatHappens is threatening us with their fucking lawyers when obviously none of them were able to do anything against h4x0r..
This is ongoing and we are taking his stealing of our code very seriously. He also just posted what he calls a 'cracked' trainer of ours on HIS website. We have a file on him that is huge, as do we have one one growing on GCW. This isn't 'funny' to us, this is our business and livelihood. We currently have investigators in play to locate him in his own fucking country and he WILL be turned over to the authorities there. We are spending thousands of dollars to do this, this isn't just an empty threat. People think they can hide behind the fact that they are thousands of miles away in some other country. His ISP and him are in big trouble, joe, so don't just assume that this is over. We are going after his 'content' right at the fucking source now, so do whatever you want regarding hax0r and 'his' trainers. thank you for rewording the thread as asked to, but you may be requested to do other things as required by law in the near future. i am mainly telling you this because of the small relationship with tippex, who i respect and want to steer him clear of all this. every person on earth LIVES somewhere and is under the LAWS of their own country. nobody is invisible. i don't know who gets 'paid' for what at GCW or who the 'owner(s)' is/are so take the info and do with it what you wish regarding people who need to be told, but i want tippex to get this. the rest of you have washed your hands of us so i have done the same. i've personally sent him trainers as favors and sheep and him go way back, etc. his box is full or i would have sent this to him myself. don't bother returning any messages and i won't be posting anything in the forums.
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