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Java Exploit stole 14.60088128 Bit coins out of my wallet. Users beware

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by HerpDerpSlerp, May 4, 2013.

  1. HerpDerpSlerp

    HerpDerpSlerp Power Member

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    I wasn't sure where to post this so I figured that here would be the best spot. I have been experimenting with bitcoins over the last month or so since there was so much hype on this site about it. At first I found a lot of "faucets" that would give me tiny amounts of uBTC every hour or so.

    Then I attempted to mine and that got nowhere fast.

    last week I went over to mtgox and purchased roughly 1600$ worth of BTC. With my wallet looking good I wanted to find even more ways to make money. I found a faucet site which would allow a java app to run on my machine and earn very little BTC (every little bit counted)

    After I left the PC for about 8 hours I saw a transaction to a wallet 1k6pYMy6MTbntuJksJdopY8JHrDe8dh7P which I didn't authorize. I troubleshot my bitcoin wallet for awhile and after realizing there was nothing I could do to revert the changes I ran malwarebytes and found win.keylogJS.gen

    After some additional research it turns out it was a generic keylogger that takes advantage of java exploits. At the current exchange I am out a little chunk of money and it is a little disheartening

    There is nothing I can do to get my bitcoins back. I just need to start over.
    For new people into bitcoins beware all those free faucet sites and if any site asks you to use java close it right away. IF I decide to invest in bitcoins I will only be trading them on mtgox and not try to penny pick over the net.

    THIS SUCKS.
    Don't let this happen to you.
     
  2. lancis

    lancis Elite Member

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    Sorry for your loss, mate.

    I can but confirm that - Java is your worst enemy. My PC has always been clean, until the moment I installed Java.

    This applies to your smart phones as well btw. If you keep something valuable there, one day Java will make a move.
     
  3. Valefor

    Valefor BANNED BANNED

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    how much is that in real money?
     
  4. DarkPixel

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    He said in the OP: "1600$ worth of BTC"
     
  5. monkid

    monkid Power Member

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    That's a lot of money! Sorry for your loss mate. The best encryption tool to protect yourself from keylogger, you can use keyscrambler
    For Java, turn on auto update to the latest version. Java always have problems with exploits security, make sure you use the latest version.
     
  6. omar37

    omar37 Newbie

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    It's called a "java drive by" and it sure did get you, I use to do it and steal Runescape and WoW accounts.
    good times. Sorry for your loss though
     
  7. aceofwisdom

    aceofwisdom Newbie

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    good time to steal peoples accounts ? ... If I just had the banhammer :)
     
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  8. HerpDerpSlerp

    HerpDerpSlerp Power Member

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    At todays rate it would be $1,552 USD

    I decided to get back into bitcoins. But no more faucets.
    Hopefully nobody else gets burned like I did
     
  9. WilliamIMnSEO

    WilliamIMnSEO Newbie

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    sorry for your loss, you have opened our eyes, we'll be very careful from now on! Thanks
     
  10. thegamekind

    thegamekind Newbie

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    today i ran something like that it tried to access my wallet on my desktop as a withdraw point for the money i would have "earned" but then i got suspicious as the program finished and tried to gain access to chrome and it would shut it down and open internet explorer so had to re-install chrome and 30 minuets later i had a attack and avg saved my ass and that's why i now use online coin wallets
     
  11. HerpDerpSlerp

    HerpDerpSlerp Power Member

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    I use two computers now. One wallet is for trading, the other is for online stuff. I guess I could control two wallets on one pc but I don't want to chance it now. With big companies accepting bitcoins I expect the value to exceed 250$ per BTC in 6 months so I am trying to invest as much money as possible while it hovers around 100$ or so.

    I will probably sell at 250$ and then get out of it while the going is good. I need to make up a 1600$ loss now. The money is not the issue it is the stupidity of falling for such a scam. I just don't want anyone else who cannot afford to lose even 100$ to experience what I experienced.

    man I was mad for a awhile.