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I think I/WE may be getting fucked with!! Commission Thieves?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by NickE83, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. NickE83

    NickE83 Junior Member

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    I have noticed what seems like a strange dip in my

    sales over the last few days, I know its hard to tell from

    just a couple of days but I am using conversion prophet so

    I know that I am getting good interest in my page. Also I found

    some very sketchy looking referrals in my records such as

    mhtml:file://C:Documents and SettingsBretDesktopmykeywordthememysite.mht

    and

    keywordhacker.com

    what is keyword hacker?

    And who the fuck is Bret?!!

    sounds very sketchy and

    confirms my fears that I am being hacked.

    What the fuck is this?!

    I think that someone may have used my details from being

    here to monitor what I was doing on the net and then find my

    site that was making money, and somehow intercept my sales!

    I am sure their are hackers on this forum and I know that most people

    would not know about this but, the evidence is very sketchy indeed.

    I don't know what I should do and I don't even know how someone could

    do this, if anyone is savvy to this sort of thing or even has any clues, please

    help. If someone is or could do this to me, then they could be doing it to

    many on this forum and this I consider to be not just black hat, I think this

    cuts right over the line and goes into something very illegal and at the

    I feel like if i find out who this is I am just going to take their nuts, stick them

    in a vice, and keep fucking turning that fucking handle!!

    Please help me guys this is really fucked up! I have worked my ass off to

    get to where I am now, and it someone has the knowledge to rip that right from me :(

    Please help
     
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  2. svakanda

    svakanda Guest

    lol cream of weak....
     
  3. NickE83

    NickE83 Junior Member

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    what does that mean man?
     
  4. NickE83

    NickE83 Junior Member

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    Also, I have records of a blocked referrer visiting my site.

    ??
     
  5. blackeye01

    blackeye01 Newbie

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    I don't think, I know you are:eek:. Theres a guy who creates programs to run along side with computers and scan Id's of affiliates and then launches Trojans into certain computers and it gives him the ability to gank your affiliate commisions from right up under your nose and if you try to rid your computer of trojans and malware it comes back even worse.

    It sucks but thats what they do, and they profit like $15k to $40k a month doing it all of yours and others hard work.
     
  6. litenup

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    If your not sure of what your doing, invest the money, take it to a pro, and have your machine cleaned.
    Check for cookies to, I had a site organically ranked at no 1 until some black hat picked me off using them. Still haven't completely recovered.
    Maybe put you affiliate stuff on hold until you get this figured out.
    good luck
     
  7. jbryant30

    jbryant30 Regular Member

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    Download Super AntiSpyware (its free type it in google) and add the following code to your .htacess file. "To block these spam referrers you need the following lines in your .htaccess file: "

    # set the spam_ref variable
    SetEnvIfNoCase Referer "^http://(www.)?some-spammer.com" spam_ref=1

    SetEnvIfNoCase Referer "^http://(www.)?other-spammer.com" spam_ref=1

    SetEnvIfNoCase Referer "^casino-poker" spam_ref=1

    # block all referres that have spam_ref set
    <FilesMatch "(.*)">
    Order Allow,Deny
    Allow from all
    Deny from env=spam_ref
    </FilesMatch> "


    I found that code on Google so I guess you could give it a try. Just trying to help
     
  8. scriptkiddy

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    Having .mht in your referer log only means that someone has saved a copy of your site in Internet Explorer for off-line browsing. When browsing offline relative links just go to the stored page but clicking on an absolute link will fetch the page live. So someone clicking an absolute link will give you such a referer entry...

    Keywordhacker.com is just a keyword research tool.

    I suspect it's just someone looking deeply into your site to see what you've done, perhaps trying to replicate it, steal ideas or content.

    There's nothing here to suggest you've been hacked, so I wouldn't worry too much.
    (it is of course a good idea to run regular scans anyway)
     
  9. NickE83

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    Hey guys,

    thanks for all your help, except for you svakanda :p

    I think all is well and I was just freaking out :eek: over nothing,

    I have made a few sales since, and I guess if i was being

    hacked I would not be making any sales hey??

    I did however find a malware on my computer and was

    wondering if maybe its possible that it is a bot that somehow

    steals commissions? hmmmm, anyway, this whole thing has made

    me a little less naive, and I will be more aware of "the dark side"

    of the internet from now on, so all in all it was a good thing.

    Thanks again for your help, :)

    Nick
     
  10. iamblackhat

    iamblackhat Registered Member

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    I don't get it. How is it possible for someone to steal your affiliate commission?

    Can someone care to explain this to me?
     
  11. crsk8andsno56

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    They have a trojan that when you login to FTP will access it and impliment there own cookie stuffing code