Phishing the Phisher

An allegedly true story from the Futuremark forums. Let this be a lesson to all the wanna-be thieves — choose your marks carefully.

If you enjoy this story, also try A Cybersex Encounter.

br0kenrabbit: hi

Greg_ValveOLS: good evening

br0kenrabbit: What’s ip?

br0kenrabbit: up?

Greg_ValveOLS: my name is greg a member of the valve online Support team

br0kenrabbit: On MSN?

Greg_ValveOLS: yes Smiley

br0kenrabbit: Why?

Greg_ValveOLS: we logged multiple ips from your account and ned to verifi your information

br0kenrabbit: My information?

Greg_ValveOLS: we believe someone may have stolen your account mmmm you havent shared youre account infomation with anyone have you?

br0kenrabbit: No. I don’t even have it written down.

Greg_ValveOLS: hmmm maybe a keylogger on you r PC then maybe you need a format?

br0kenrabbit: Well…

Greg_ValveOLS: if you can verify your account information to me i can insure that only your ip have access to it Its a new security feature were trying because this happens so muchlogin names and passwords aint safe anymroe You know. Smiley

br0kenrabbit: Well

Greg_ValveOLS: dont worry this connect it secure

br0kenrabbit: Can I be honest with you, Greg?

Greg_ValveOLS: k

br0kenrabbit: Look, I don’t know how you go this MSN account name, don’t really care, either.

br0kenrabbit: Unlike you, I DO work for Valve. Trace my ip and you’ll see.

Greg_ValveOLS: huh?

Greg_ValveOLS: bs

br0kenrabbit: Trace it.

Greg_ValveOLS: how

br0kenrabbit: Start/run/cmd type Tracert and then my IP address and hit enter.

Greg_ValveOLS: oh k

br0kenrabbit: As an employee, I know that Valve employees will NEVER contact users over MSN. I also know a valve employee will NEVER ask a user for his/her username and password.

br0kenrabbit: I’m putting a temporary hold on your Steam account.

Greg_ValveOLS: why?

br0kenrabbit: Have you read the ToS?

Greg_ValveOLS: Tod?

Greg_ValveOLS: tos

br0kenrabbit: terms of service

Greg_ValveOLS: were?

br0kenrabbit: Greg, this is a serious infraction against the Tos. You are at risk of losing your account.

Greg_ValveOLS: why

br0kenrabbit: I just told you why

Greg_ValveOLS: Frowning smiley

br0kenrabbit: I need some information from you if you want me to unlock you account. I’m going to write you up but I will only suspend you account for three days, since this is your first infraction, okay?

Greg_ValveOLS: k

br0kenrabbit: First, what is the name the account is registered to. Not the user name, the persons real name who created the account. This is for verification purposes.

Greg_ValveOLS: xxxxx xxxxxxx

br0kenrabbit: Is this you?

Greg_ValveOLS: ya

br0kenrabbit: Are you the only user of this account?

Greg_ValveOLS: ya

br0kenrabbit: Okay, and what is the username

Greg_ValveOLS: xxxxxxxx

br0kenrabbit: Okay.

br0kenrabbit: I see you have purchased a few of our games, thank you. Smiley

Greg_ValveOLS: some. dude

br0kenrabbit: Do you always log on from the same IP?

Greg_ValveOLS: ya

br0kenrabbit: And who is your internet providers, your ISP?

Greg_ValveOLS: xxxxxxx

br0kenrabbit: Thank you. One moment, please, let me verify this information.

Greg_ValveOLS: am i gonna be bale to play 2nite?

br0kenrabbit: What is your city of residence?

br0kenrabbit: That depends on if you cooperate. You’re doing fine so far.

Greg_ValveOLS: xxxxxx

br0kenrabbit: Illinios?

Greg_ValveOLS: yes

br0kenrabbit: Okay. And what is the password associated with this account?

Greg_ValveOLS: xxxxxxx

br0kenrabbit: Okay. Do not try to log into steam. If you are connected now you need to log off.

Greg_ValveOLS: why

br0kenrabbit: So I can update your account.

Greg_ValveOLS: can I play 2 nite

Greg_ValveOLS: clan fight

Greg_ValveOLS: wont win without me heh

br0kenrabbit: Heh. You’ll have to wait a few minutes. Are you logged off?

Greg_ValveOLS: ya

br0kenrabbit: Okay. Give me just a moment.

br0kenrabbit: Try to log in now.

Greg_ValveOLS: k

Greg_ValveOLS: It says login failed wtf wtf!@?

br0kenrabbit: Greg

Greg_ValveOLS: did u ban me???????????>WHY

br0kenrabbit: Greg

Greg_ValveOLS: what

br0kenrabbit: Valve will never ask for your username and password.

Greg_ValveOLS: what????

br0kenrabbit: I don’t work for Valve dude, but you just got pwnt.

Greg_ValveOLS: omg dude wtf why?

br0kenrabbit: Why were you trying to steal my account?

Greg_ValveOLS: i wanst

br0kenrabbit: Then why were you asking for my information?

Greg_ValveOLS: i was just making a joke but not cerious honest dude just give
my acount back pllllleeease i’m only 13 and save d up for like a year to buy it

br0kenrabbit: Greg

Greg_ValveOLS: dude pleas

Greg_ValveOLS: what

br0kenrabbit: Go mow some yards, bitch.

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