1. Post #1
    I'm a Wizard
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    March 2006
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    Source: http://blog.bittorrent.com/2011/09/1...rity-incident/
    This morning at approximately 4:20 a.m. PT, the uTorrent.com and BitTorrent.com Web servers were compromised. Our standard software download was replaced with a type of fake antivirus “scareware” program.
    Just after 6:00 a.m. PT, we took the affected servers offline to neutralize the threat. Our servers are now back online and functioning normally.
    We have completed preliminary testing of the malware. Upon installation, a program called ‘Security Shield” launches and pops up warnings that a virus has been detected. It then prompts a user for payment to remove the virus. We recommend anyone who downloaded software between 4:20 a.m. and 6:10 a.m. PT run a security scan of their computer.
    We take the security of our systems and the safety of our users very seriously. We sincerely apologize to any users who were affected.
    Clarification: This only affects users who downloaded software specifically from utorrent.com or bittorrent.com between the hours above this morning. Users who previously downloaded our software are not affected.
    Update #2: After further analysis, we don’t believe BitTorrent.com or the BitTorrent Mainline/Chrysalis clients were part of the incident.
    Do you need to worry?
    The download of uTorrent from uTorrent.com specifically (not bitorrent.com) between 4:20 a.m. and 6:10 a.m. PT is infected.
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  2. Post #2
    ShadoWxAssassiN's Avatar
    August 2011
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    I thought hackers and pirates were best buds.
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  3. Post #3
    CakeMaster7's Avatar
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    Better headline would be "Hackers Strike Pirates!"
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  4. Post #4
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    August 2007
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    I thought hackers and pirates were best buds.
    Yes because torrents have no legitimate purpose.
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  5. Post #5
    Official worst poster 2011
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    June 2007
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    Pirates pirated.
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    Begun the great war has...
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  7. Post #7
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    June 2011
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    Who would be downloading a torrent program at 4-6 in the morning?

    I'd be surprised if anyone got the infected file.
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  8. Post #8
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    August 2007
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    I thought hackers and pirates were best buds.
    What are you talking about? I want to go on a long rant about this but I think you might be trolling
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  9. Post #9
    IliekBoxes's Avatar
    February 2010
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    Good thing I dont get my Linux Distros form uTorrent
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  10. Post #10
    I'm a Wizard
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    March 2006
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    Who would be downloading a torrent program at 4-6 in the morning?

    I'd be surprised if anyone got the infected file.
    People without lives or different timezones. I dunno.
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  11. Post #11
    Ms. Andry
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    August 2005
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    Who would be downloading a torrent program at 4-6 in the morning?

    I'd be surprised if anyone got the infected file.
    you do realise that there are people who use the internet outside of north america, right?
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  12. Post #12
    Wam
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    July 2011
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    Who would be downloading a torrent program at 4-6 in the morning?

    I'd be surprised if anyone got the infected file.
    I dunno, any one who isn't American I guess, so like, the entire planet except for your small part of the island your country is situated on?
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    August 2011
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    What are you talking about? I want to go on a long rant about this but I think you might be trolling
    What I'm saying is that both pirates and hackers are committing computer crimes, and they both basically steal programs. So they are related on almost every level besides the means of getting the program. Hackers hack and jailbreak programs while pirates download it from uTorrent.

    Hackers shouldn't be attacking a program which gives them free shit.
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  14. Post #14
    Dennab
    August 2011
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    Begun the great war has...
    I readed that in a yoda voice.
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  15. Post #15
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    November 2007
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    What I'm saying is that both pirates and hackers are committing computer crimes, and they both basically COPY programs. So they are related on almost every level besides the means of getting the program. Hackers hack and jailbreak programs while pirates download it from piracy sites.

    Hackers shouldn't be attacking a program which gives them free shit.
    fixed, the utorrent websites downloads are completely legal, and there is no theft involved in software piracy, just copying

  16. Post #16
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    June 2011
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    Who would be downloading a torrent program at 4-6 in the morning?

    I'd be surprised if anyone got the infected file.
    typical american
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  17. Post #17
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    I readed that in a yoda voice.
    I think that was the point.
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  18. Post #18
    ShadoWxAssassiN's Avatar
    August 2011
    278 Posts
    fixed, the utorrent websites downloads are completely legal, and there is no theft involved in software piracy, just copying
    Corporations consider it copyright infringement, I got a song from uTorrent and I got a note from my ISP that if I download music from uTorrent again I'll be charged $1000 in fines (for one fucking song!)
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  19. Post #19
    Conservative Cunt who fucking loves piss
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    November 2007
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    Yes because torrents have no legitimate purpose.
    oh whatever

    I know torrents have a legitimate purpose, in fact I probably torrented the Linux distro I am using right now. But in 95% of cases torrents are used for movies, games, and other illegal shit.

  20. Post #20
    Ms. Andry
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    August 2005
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    oh whatever

    I know torrents have a legitimate purpose, in fact I probably torrented the Linux distro I am using right now. But in 95% of cases torrents are used for movies, games, and other illegal shit.
    you could say the same about ftp so who cares

  21. Post #21
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    August 2007
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    What I'm saying is that both pirates and hackers are committing computer crimes, and they both basically steal programs. So they are related on almost every level besides the means of getting the program. Hackers hack and jailbreak programs while pirates download it from uTorrent.

    Hackers shouldn't be attacking a program which gives them free shit.
    Trust me there is a world of difference between hackers and skiddies
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  22. Post #22
    Conservative Cunt who fucking loves piss
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    November 2007
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    I am not attacking it, or saying BitTorrent should be illegal. To just minimalize its use in piracy is foolish, however.

  23. Post #23
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    May 2008
    408 Posts
    Who would be downloading a torrent program at 4-6 in the morning?

    I'd be surprised if anyone got the infected file.
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  24. Post #24
    DERAILER OF THREADS DESTROYER OF IDIOTS
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    you do realise that there are people who use the internet outside of north america, right?
    Holy shit, there are people out there??
    It must be harsh not living in the north american utopia ):
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  25. Post #25
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    February 2008
    2,372 Posts
    I was trying to download uTorrent today but the download link would not load

  26. Post #26
    Atlascore's Avatar
    June 2011
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    Who would be downloading a torrent program at 4-6 in the morning?

    I'd be surprised if anyone got the infected file.
    Man, I wish all 8 people that rated my post got the joke, instead of just 4 of them.
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  27. Post #27
    Ms. Andry
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    August 2005
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    Man, I wish all 8 people that rated my post got the joke, instead of just 4 of them.
    man I sure wish you wouldn't backpedal on your stupid post
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  28. Post #28
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    June 2011
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    man I sure wish you wouldn't backpedal on your stupid post
    It wasn't back pedaling, it was a joke, if I was serious I would have posted earlier with something stupid like "I had hope people outside America didn't pirate things".
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  29. Post #29
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    June 2011
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    your post just seems stupid and not sarcastic in the slightest

    I'm a blunt person

  30. Post #30
    Atlascore's Avatar
    June 2011
    8,631 Posts
    your post just seems stupid and not sarcastic in the slightest

    I'm a blunt person
    It's kinda hard to catch on to something sarcastic when it's just text.
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  31. Post #31
    Conservative Cunt who fucking loves piss
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    Problem solved
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  32. Post #32
    Atlascore's Avatar
    June 2011
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    Problem solved
    I'm pretty sure barely anyone knows that thing exists.
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  33. Post #33
    I'm a Wizard
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    March 2006
    2,697 Posts
    I'm pretty sure barely anyone knows that thing exists.
    I don't have my glasses on. What is that? Debian?
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  34. Post #34
    Conservative Cunt who fucking loves piss
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    November 2007
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    On here, people do. I think.

    I meant that post somewhat sarcastically.

    Edited:

    I don't have my glasses on. What is that? Debian?
    ahahaa winner
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  35. Post #35
    Mega Raffler
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    September 2010
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    that clock says 3am
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  36. Post #36
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    May 2008
    408 Posts
    that clock says 3am
    Yeah, I couldn't be arsed to edit a few pixels.

  37. Post #37
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    February 2005
    2,657 Posts
    Ha I bet it was corporations...

  38. Post #38
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    August 2005
    3,914 Posts
    Yes because torrents have no legitimate purpose.
    Practically speaking, yes.
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  39. Post #39
    Oh dear, I was planning on downloading utorrent yesterday aswell

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  40. Post #40
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    July 2009
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    Oh gosh, I really hope the program didn't update itself to the infected version or anything. If that's even possible in the first place.

    Edited:

    welp, bad reading, looks like I'm safe since I originally downloaded it like years ago.