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Shareaza.com Hijacked and Turned Into a Scam Site

Postby Ne007 » Tue Dec 25, 2007 12:20 pm

Story : http://torrentfreak.com/shareazacom-hijacked-and-turned-into-a-scam-site-071224/

Shareaza.com, the home of the hugely popular Shareaza multi-network sharing application, has been hijacked by scammers. Unsuspected visitors to the site will be completely unaware that they will be tricked into downloading something that isn’t Shareaza at all, but subscription-based malware infected software instead.

The announcement on the SourceForge page of the Shareaza client was ominous: “As of December 20th, “Shareaza.com” is mirroring “Shareazaweb.com” - A known scam site. While we are working to resolve the matter, any help to contain this would be appreciated.”

The site looks convincing enough, labelled as it is “The Official Home of Shareaza” with the new operators of the site having seen fit to steal some of the original Shareaza artwork (originally created by ‘RocketX and Kid’) to complete the look. So who has taken over the domain?



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Re: Shareaza.com Hijacked and Turned Into a Scam Site

Postby ShawnSpree » Tue Dec 25, 2007 1:20 pm

How is it different then the malware stuff itself that reside on the network?? Just take a shortcut to get the crap without having to deal with trying to connect and download material that is infected.
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Re: Shareaza.com Hijacked and Turned Into a Scam Site

Postby Neglacio » Tue Dec 25, 2007 1:36 pm

Well, Shareaza has got nice filters ;) You can get them from http://www.shareazasecurity.be
Anyway, spread the word and let everyone know the .com is a fake one! :headbang:
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Re: Shareaza.com Hijacked and Turned Into a Scam Site

Postby xforce » Tue Dec 25, 2007 2:13 pm

every scam site seems to have a girl or a guy with a headset :tinfoilhat:
xforce the pirate.
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Re: Shareaza.com Hijacked and Turned Into a Scam Site

Postby zab » Tue Dec 25, 2007 2:48 pm

I'm not to blame for this. Santa misunderstood my wish. :howdy:
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Re: Shareaza.com Hijacked and Turned Into a Scam Site

Postby Psycho Ced » Tue Dec 25, 2007 2:56 pm

zab wrote:I'm not to blame for this. Santa misunderstood my wish. :howdy:

Wasn't your wish granted when you sat on his lap?
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Re: Shareaza.com Hijacked and Turned Into a Scam Site

Postby Andu » Tue Dec 25, 2007 6:42 pm

Since when is Shareaza "hugely popular"?
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Re: Shareaza.com Hijacked and Turned Into a Scam Site

Postby craftycorner » Tue Dec 25, 2007 6:51 pm

:tinfoilhat: I don't do no app with out a IP filter AP built in :roll:
My God, its full of files!

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Re: Shareaza.com Hijacked and Turned Into a Scam Site

Postby enigmax » Tue Dec 25, 2007 7:27 pm

Andu wrote:Since when is Shareaza "hugely popular"?


Current SourceForge Top 6

1 eMule 376,685,210
2 Azureus 158,165,388
3 Ares Galaxy 136,783,373
4 BitTorrent 51,850,559
5 DC++ 48,689,890
6 Shareaza 41,674,873

http://sourceforge.net/top/topalltime.p ... =downloads
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Re: Shareaza.com Hijacked and Turned Into a Scam Site

Postby Neglacio » Tue Dec 25, 2007 7:48 pm

craftycorner wrote::tinfoilhat: I don't do no app with out a IP filter AP built in :roll:

Seems like you never explored Shareaza. You can find about the IP and keyword filter + a great set of filters at http://www.shareazasecurity.be

BTW: Don't be that shocked that Shareaza has got around 9 times less downloads as eMule. We actually push our users to use the network to find the new installer with MAGNET's. And unlike Gnutella, G2 is able to search with the hashes from that MAGNET. We don't say we have the same popularity as eMule, but for always being the underdog, Shareaza is popular.
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Re: Shareaza.com Hijacked and Turned Into a Scam Site

Postby craftycorner » Tue Dec 25, 2007 8:05 pm

I use Linux. My APPs are aMule, Linux's version of eMule, and K'Torrent. I don't do torrents much because most of what I want is on the Mule. 8)
My God, its full of files!

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Re: Shareaza.com Hijacked and Turned Into a Scam Site

Postby Andu » Tue Dec 25, 2007 8:21 pm

Neglacio wrote:
craftycorner wrote::tinfoilhat: I don't do no app with out a IP filter AP built in :roll:

Seems like you never explored Shareaza. You can find about the IP and keyword filter + a great set of filters at http://www.shareazasecurity.be

BTW: Don't be that shocked that Shareaza has got around 9 times less downloads as eMule. We actually push our users to use the network to find the new installer with MAGNET's. And unlike Gnutella, G2 is able to search with the hashes from that MAGNET. We don't say we have the same popularity as eMule, but for always being the underdog, Shareaza is popular.


You are aware that the other networks do the same? ;)
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Re: Shareaza.com Hijacked and Turned Into a Scam Site

Postby craftycorner » Tue Dec 25, 2007 8:48 pm

I search for the scarce crap too. Amule/Emule tends to be best for the rare, especially kad.
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