A close call


by 6 years ago in Event horizon

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20th January, 2013&lt;br /&gt;<br />
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It was around 18:00 hours, when I was browsing the game. I had been doing several tasks at the same time: checking up on some of my minions and installing spam on the inactive ones (installing log encryptors on each of them to hide my presence) in one tab, testing the casino and looking up on the rules of blackjack in another 2 and having the bar open in a 4th to keep an eye on the bar chat, while, at the same time, I was also thinking on what I was going to write for my homework essay that day... in other words, I wasn&amp;amp;#039;t too focused on any one task.&lt;br /&gt;<br />
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Then, at some point, I noticed Silver commented &amp;amp;quot;damn, 330 security/nice dude&amp;amp;quot; in the bar chat... As I was the only guy online with that much security, I understood that he was referring to my security... &amp;amp;quot;Sh*t, he must have found my IP somehow!...&amp;amp;quot; - I said to myself, as I rushed over to check my security and logs... And surprise surprise, I saw that &amp;amp;quot;149.46.xxx.xxx [Silverside&amp;amp;#039;s IP] connected to the system; 18:02:35 20/Jan/2013&amp;amp;quot; and that my security started going down... though, thankfully, it had only begun to go down, so nobody could have breached it yet.&lt;br /&gt;<br />
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&amp;amp;quot; Thanks &lt;img src=&quot;<a href="http://secretrepublic.net/images/smileys/smile.gif">http://secretrepublic.net/images/smileys/smile.gif</a>&quot; width=&quot;16&quot; height=&quot;16&quot; alt=&quot;<img src="http://secretrepublic.net/images/smileys/smile.gif" width="16" height="16" alt=":)" title=":)" class="bbcode_smiley" />&quot; title=&quot;<img src="http://secretrepublic.net/images/smileys/smile.gif" width="16" height="16" alt=":)" title=":)" class="bbcode_smiley" />&quot; class=&quot;bbcode_smiley&quot; /&gt; / It&amp;amp;#039;ll take you about half an hour to crack in &lt;img src=&quot;<a href="http://secretrepublic.net/images/smileys/tongue.gif">http://secretrepublic.net/images/smileys/tongue.gif</a>&quot; width=&quot;16&quot; height=&quot;16&quot; alt=&quot;<img src="http://secretrepublic.net/images/smileys/tongue.gif" width="16" height="16" alt=":P" title=":P" class="bbcode_smiley" />&quot; title=&quot;<img src="http://secretrepublic.net/images/smileys/tongue.gif" width="16" height="16" alt=":P" title=":P" class="bbcode_smiley" />&quot; class=&quot;bbcode_smiley&quot; /&gt;&amp;amp;quot; - I said, once I got back to the bar. As I wasn&amp;amp;#039;t finished with checking up on several more minions, I thought that I&amp;amp;#039;d just keep him out of my computer by changing my password and restoring security until I finish up and then change my IP, as counter-hacking him was pointless - he only had basic software on him (I had found his IP several days before, so I knew what he had on him), though, of course, I could have at least connected to him to kill his apps to prevent him from being able to damage my security, but, frankly, I was just too lazy and not motivated enough to do so at the time &lt;img src=&quot;<a href="http://secretrepublic.net/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif">http://secretrepublic.net/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif</a>&quot; width=&quot;16&quot; height=&quot;16&quot; alt=&quot;<img src="http://secretrepublic.net/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif" width="16" height="16" alt=":D" title=":D" class="bbcode_smiley" />&quot; title=&quot;<img src="http://secretrepublic.net/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif" width="16" height="16" alt=":D" title=":D" class="bbcode_smiley" />&quot; class=&quot;bbcode_smiley&quot; /&gt;. However, once I noticed that password changing wasn&amp;amp;#039;t disconnecting him and that my security was going down at an alarming rate (I later found out that he seemed to have been doing twice the damage to my security than to any of the newbie accounts that he had hacked before... Oh sure, I&amp;amp;#039;m so &amp;amp;quot;special&amp;amp;quot; that people have a 2x damage multiplier against me?! That is sooooo &amp;amp;quot;fair&amp;amp;quot; and so typical... WHERE DO I FILE A COMPLAINT?!!!! I am REALLY beginning to think that the system HATES me for some reason &lt;img src=&quot;<a href="http://secretrepublic.net/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif">http://secretrepublic.net/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif</a>&quot; width=&quot;16&quot; height=&quot;16&quot; alt=&quot;<img src="http://secretrepublic.net/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif" width="16" height="16" alt=":D" title=":D" class="bbcode_smiley" />&quot; title=&quot;<img src="http://secretrepublic.net/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif" width="16" height="16" alt=":D" title=":D" class="bbcode_smiley" />&quot; class=&quot;bbcode_smiley&quot; /&gt;), so I had no choice but to immediately change my IP.&lt;br /&gt;<br />
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In the meantime, I asked Silver, where had he found my IP out of curiosity. As I was hiding my logs on each IP, I was worried that I might have missed a log somewhere. Well, apparently, he had accessed the computer I was connected to at the time (100.44.xxx.xxx) and was transferring spam to and retrieving my log encryptor from... Was pretty obvious that I was the one who was doing this, as I was the only other guy online with a pro log encryptor, so Silver sent a revealer in to recover my IP and that&amp;amp;#039;s how he was able to trace me. Pretty clever actually... at least it was till he started talking about my computer in the bar, which tipped me off that he was cracking me. I would have probably noticed him either way, but he most likely would have at least had enough time to crack my security before I would notice him.&lt;br /&gt;<br />
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All in all, this was definitely a close call. And, apparently, I should start keeping an eye on whether anyone else is connected to the computer when connecting to my minions next time &lt;img src=&quot;<a href="http://secretrepublic.net/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif">http://secretrepublic.net/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif</a>&quot; width=&quot;16&quot; height=&quot;16&quot; alt=&quot;<img src="http://secretrepublic.net/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif" width="16" height="16" alt=":D" title=":D" class="bbcode_smiley" />&quot; title=&quot;<img src="http://secretrepublic.net/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif" width="16" height="16" alt=":D" title=":D" class="bbcode_smiley" />&quot; class=&quot;bbcode_smiley&quot; /&gt;

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