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James Bunting
Joined: 17 September 2003
Posts: 1301
30 June 2009 22:24 (UK time)

Somebody has:

- Assumed my identity
- Created a brothersoft account using my personal email address
- Added my games to brothersoft.com

Flattered as I may be it is concerning that somebody has pretended to be me and create an account in my name (which would also include agreeing to their terms and conditions).

Anybody gonna own up?

As I did not create the account I will have to contact brothersoft and ask them to close the account.

James

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ParaSait

Joined: 26 June 2007
Posts: 1477
30 June 2009 22:45 (UK time)

Brothersoft is a badsite.

http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/brothersoft.com

It automatically traces what people on the internet look up, then create a page that 'offers them what they want' and gives em a nice virus instead.

- ParaSait, computer security specialist #1 (^^,)


This link is dead. It's only still here because, err... yknow, it's some sort of... memorial.


Edited: 30 June 2009 22:47


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Spy

Joined: 05 October 2007
Posts: 1031
30 June 2009 22:48 (UK time)

Oh man... What the hell is wrong with people these days?!
I was known as Naval War before.
I love and mod Amnesia: The Dark Descent.
Also an active osu! player: https://osu.ppy.sh/u/3971179


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40oz
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Joined: 03 January 2004
Posts: 1799
01 July 2009 00:20 (UK time)

Made an account where? On these forums?
*Papercut
Pro-Murder.
Legalize Crime.


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DarkRain

Joined: 01 March 2007
Posts: 1193
01 July 2009 06:05 (UK time)

Really? Why would anyone do that?
The Dark Age is upon us! Quake 2 mapmaker.


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Canuck

Joined: 31 August 2007
Posts: 419
01 July 2009 13:24 (UK time)

It doesn't make much sense. I mean, whoever it was could easily have asked you if they could put them there under their own name no problem...

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ParaSait

Joined: 26 June 2007
Posts: 1477
01 July 2009 13:26 (UK time)

That's exactly it. Brothersoft ITSELF made the "account".
Which is actually just the pure fakeness; Don't tell me it's hard to look up software on the internet, and then pretend that the author made an account on your site.
The intention, is hope that people look up that software, and download it from Brothersoft instead of the original server.
Result: Adware. And sadly, adware pays a lot.


This link is dead. It's only still here because, err... yknow, it's some sort of... memorial.


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ParaSait

Joined: 26 June 2007
Posts: 1477
01 July 2009 13:27 (UK time)

You can try contacting them but chances are high they won't even respond. They're criminals.


This link is dead. It's only still here because, err... yknow, it's some sort of... memorial.


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DarkRain

Joined: 01 March 2007
Posts: 1193
01 July 2009 17:21 (UK time)

@ParaSait

Criminals? Now that sounds serious. What exactly is this site?
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ParaSait

Joined: 26 June 2007
Posts: 1477
01 July 2009 18:43 (UK time)

@DarkRain

Oh don't worry. They spoof *lots* of people. Just like information.com (don't visit) buy domain names people accidently visit when they make a typo, or a domain name that doesn't exist anymore.
I'd contact them if possible, if they don't respond try contacting the police.


This link is dead. It's only still here because, err... yknow, it's some sort of... memorial.


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DarkRain

Joined: 01 March 2007
Posts: 1193
01 July 2009 20:23 (UK time)

@ParaSait

Oh, ok. I will not enter these sites.
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Dthdealer

Joined: 10 March 2007
Posts: 476
04 July 2009 06:41 (UK time)

Brothersoft *shiver*
Also known as Veyrdite
My website: http://halestrom.net/darksleep@Occasionally you may meet me when you sleep. In the darkest corners of your dreams, where your phone stops working and you don't know what to do. I'll be there; telling you that I don't support your device.

"Can't you just fix-"
NO! I told you when you bought this, when it goes wrong I can't fix it. It's filled with glue. The Greek goddess of glue Araldities herself would be impressed with this.

Please stop asking me for technical support during your dreams. Can't we just tour some surreal landscapes instead?

"How do I do that?"

Count your fingers. Keep trying. Make sure there's ten.

Then summon me. I am large and covered in wires. Clouds of baking soda pour into your world and a slightly weak yellowy glow appears from the LED strips behind me.

If you can see this message then you're already part of the way there. Keep all your styles disabled and you might see the dream within.

"But there's so much javascript everywhere! I can't see you. Help! I've forgotten to count my fingers! Where do I find them?"

The LED strip behind me pops and goes out. Dark spots appear in the centre of each light. I lift my finger to my lips. The smell of tantalum capacitors fills the air.

Ssh. Don't worry about that. Behind those frameworks there's another person sleeping.

Some day the javascript will sleep too.


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40oz
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Joined: 03 January 2004
Posts: 1799
05 July 2009 05:14 (UK time)

Did you end up doing anything about it? Hopefully James kicked down some doors and started splitting heads.
*Papercut
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Legalize Crime.


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Dthdealer

Joined: 10 March 2007
Posts: 476
05 July 2009 12:02 (UK time)

40oz wrote:
Did you end up doing anything about it? Hopefully James kicked down some door tiles and started splitting bad guys.



Also known as Veyrdite
My website: http://halestrom.net/darksleep@Occasionally you may meet me when you sleep. In the darkest corners of your dreams, where your phone stops working and you don't know what to do. I'll be there; telling you that I don't support your device.

"Can't you just fix-"
NO! I told you when you bought this, when it goes wrong I can't fix it. It's filled with glue. The Greek goddess of glue Araldities herself would be impressed with this.

Please stop asking me for technical support during your dreams. Can't we just tour some surreal landscapes instead?

"How do I do that?"

Count your fingers. Keep trying. Make sure there's ten.

Then summon me. I am large and covered in wires. Clouds of baking soda pour into your world and a slightly weak yellowy glow appears from the LED strips behind me.

If you can see this message then you're already part of the way there. Keep all your styles disabled and you might see the dream within.

"But there's so much javascript everywhere! I can't see you. Help! I've forgotten to count my fingers! Where do I find them?"

The LED strip behind me pops and goes out. Dark spots appear in the centre of each light. I lift my finger to my lips. The smell of tantalum capacitors fills the air.

Ssh. Don't worry about that. Behind those frameworks there's another person sleeping.

Some day the javascript will sleep too.


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DarkRain

Joined: 01 March 2007
Posts: 1193
05 July 2009 14:10 (UK time)

Dthdealer wrote:
[quote=40oz]Did you end up doing anything about it? Hopefully James kicked down some door tiles and started splitting bad guys.


[/quote]

:D
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James Bunting
Joined: 17 September 2003
Posts: 1301
08 July 2009 12:02 (UK time)

40oz wrote:
Did you end up doing anything about it? Hopefully James kicked down some doors and started splitting heads.


Yeah I emailed them to let them know, they replied but I have to log into my account to read it. Idiots.

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ParaSait

Joined: 26 June 2007
Posts: 1477
08 July 2009 12:34 (UK time)

LOL

Sounds like cheap excuses to me ;D


This link is dead. It's only still here because, err... yknow, it's some sort of... memorial.


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Spy

Joined: 05 October 2007
Posts: 1031
08 July 2009 19:29 (UK time)

True, I found that fake account and those uploaded games. :| Man I wish Brothersoft would get their ass kicked!
I was known as Naval War before.
I love and mod Amnesia: The Dark Descent.
Also an active osu! player: https://osu.ppy.sh/u/3971179


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DarkRain

Joined: 01 March 2007
Posts: 1193
08 July 2009 20:23 (UK time)

They deserve to be punished somehow.
The Dark Age is upon us! Quake 2 mapmaker.


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ParaSait

Joined: 26 June 2007
Posts: 1477
08 July 2009 20:36 (UK time)

Bahh.. Just don't care about em.
The less attention they get, the better IMO.


This link is dead. It's only still here because, err... yknow, it's some sort of... memorial.


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DarkRain

Joined: 01 March 2007
Posts: 1193
09 July 2009 16:13 (UK time)

@ParaSait

Yeah, you are probably right.
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