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Lime Proxies Scam , Limeproxies.com scam

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by leena, Jan 17, 2015.

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  1. leena

    leena Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    So today i received this email from Lime proxies, basically they are asking for Bitcoin donations from their members so that they can pay the so called "hackers" to not release the user database in public. I call this BS, they are trying to put blame on hackers but they are the ones who want the bitcoins not the hackers, even if they are hacked(which i highly doubt) its the responsibility of the company to settle the matter with hackers and not ask its user for donations.

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  2. Theodore

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    I received the same email, I think it is a load of crap as well. It's like business suicide there basically trying to say were not capable of running our business or looking after our clients security. Either way, I wont be using them again if they can not protect there customers details...
     
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    WTF ? i not think if they are going to release nudes. i not think if releasing customer emails and address are going to harm much.

    According to internet rules if there is any sensitive info released about you on net then you can take it down easily.
     
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  4. Grizzy

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    LMAO

    You should post this in their sales thread and in the shitlist.

    What a bunch of morons.

    LMAO
     
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    I thought limeproxies were a bunch of rich guys, I should have never hacked them first-hand.
     
  7. clfox

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm the owner of LimeProxies. Let me clarify what happend.

    12 hours back we had a authorized access into our email panel. The hacker then had sent out a mail using our email panel to all the users with the above posted content. The message was NOT sent by limeproxies.

    As soon as we discovered the hack, we disabled the access and have secured the system.

    No other system or data was compromised as the email states. The hacker basically attempted to extract money from users sending such a mail.

    Our email server, proxy nodes, website servers and support ticket servers are all seperately hosted so there is no threat to other systems. We are also monitoring our systems to ensure this does not happen again.

    As you all know, such hacking attempts are prone to all ecommerce sites.

    We have already sent a notification to customers explaining the turn of events . I would request the OP to edit the thread with this clarification so its not miscommunicated.

    Also for general information, only email addresses are collected and stored in our system. No other sensitive data is stored.

    Thanks for understanding.

    Please follow us on twitter for official latest updates https://twitter.com/limeproxies or contact our live support on our website www.limeproxies.com for any clarifications.
     
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  8. ExpressFans

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    @clfox I also received this email, but never received a followip email "explaining the turn of events".
     
  9. agnostic

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    At least you got an e-mail the one website I was got hacked and the whole database got leaked which I was associated with LOL.
     
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    That's right. The issue is we use amazon SES for outgoing mail SMTP. When the hacker sent out the bulk mail to users we reached out limit. So we are unable to send any more notification untill 24 hours.

    We sent out the follow up mail through another provider but since it was a marketing mail platform im not sure how many received it.

    We also have sent a notification through panel where customers can see it once logged in.

    Anyway's we have now taken down our panel to update some security . We will release a updated panel in a few hours with additional security features.
     
  12. HelloInsomnia

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    I'm not a customer of Lime Proxies, never have been. I read the email in this thread last night for the first time. I can understand how as a customer receiving this email you would panic - I would too.

    But from a perspective of somebody who isn't a customer and just reading that email something didn't sit right with me.

    As a company you wouldn't mention "some badass hackers"

    You wouldn't say "1, 2 BTC or more"

    And you wouldn't mention the hackers email address

    Not to mention it is littered with grammar errors.

    I just wanted to point that out. It's unlikely that a company with a recurring revenue model is going to throw away their entire business for a little bit of Bitcoin one time.

    Of course I can't say anything for sure, just my 2 cents.
     
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  13. leena

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    Got a PM from the owner that their system was hacked and the email was sent by hackers and not them, so closing this thread.
     
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