There is a new scam on the net affecting BitTorrent users, in an effort to try and extort cash from unsuspecting users.
Saw this a few days ago on torrentfreak, nothing new really there are other things that stay under the radar, this is just blowing its cover since it's malware, and windows can't detect pirated content, that blew their cover big time with anyone who is experienced in using a computer (though most aren't nowadays). The worst part is it's just a huge identity theft scheme which is worse than piracy.
Agreed, title should be "Watch out Inept BitTorrent users, you may be at risk of being financially scammed...if you are a moron"
Holy crap I actually probly would have fell for that!
BitTorrent is crap! Sure you can get some nice things, but 80% of the time your downloads are ungodly slow or or the item is non-existent and occasionally you get misnamed items (My friend accidentally got "Two Girls and a Cup" when downloading a South Park video.) This is exactly why I like Usernet (AKA Binaries). If you know how, you can get it for free. But most sites charge for download limits. However, downloads are as fast as your Internet connection and 99% of the time you get the things you're looking for.
If downloads are slow then its your PC or connection. If you have download limits then change your ISP. If you download fake files then its because you don't know what your doing. Its not difficult to check. I got last weeks episode of south park in 2 minutes 50 seconds. the 1.4gb copy of Clash of the Titans in 30 minutes. Got 24 last night in 5 minutes. Looking forward to downloading V tonight in about 5 minutes.
@ChrisW LOL, looks like you need to, L2Torrent. I get full speeds on almost all downloads as long as there is a good amount of seeds/peers. Trust me, the problem is your router. And ALL fake downloads/Mislabled files can be avoided. Its called "COMMENTS" If you goto a non-retard site like P'''''BAY.org you can read other user comments about the file before you download. I can tell in 10 seconds whether the file is worth my time or not.
AARRGH This be troubling times maties!
DAARGH Me timbers are shivering just thinking about it!
Argh... I say we catch them and make them walk the plank.
+Bubbles for cracking me up.
I can't believe that there are people stupid enough to fall for this.
So let me get this right, those using Torrent to copy pirated games and ripping off developers are now being subjected to getting ripped off as well? I know this is an old issue but come on, you have to see the irony here. lol
As long as you download from trusted users on say PirateBay and have good Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware you're fine.
Demon : p Most torrent users should know better.
Haha that was really funny. You have to be a total stupid to believe that scam. Its kind of like those free "antivirus" trojans.
I know someone that was dumb enough to install a virus from a torrent. He thought he was downloading Photoshop... but it was 3 MB... and he didn't notice. I laughed. He's pretty dumb when it comes to computers.
Wow, I honestly wouldn't be surprised if someone fell for this.
I'm using linux and my brother is a computer scientist so I'm invulnerable to viruses. Muwahahahahahahahaha! Sorry. I just felt like doing that.
I am in a similar situation, as my mother is a white blood cell and my father an antibiotikum.
That's what I get for downloading Barbie's latest 3D adventure where she looks for the mysterious pink Pegasus fairy.
i dont feel sorry for retards who fell for this.
i've moved on to rapidshare but i used torrents and i know all this i have met some dumb people with torrents though...*sigh* you introduce it to them and they abuse it
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