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Emergency hacking alert


#1

A user name ********* send me a message with a project file “Project.exe”

Do not open it. Never open exe files. He is reported to fiverr and i hope people don’t get hacked by him. Beware!


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#2

I got a worse one the other day project.doc with a nasty virus embedded in it. Still annoyed at myself for falling for it, but they were super clever :frowning:


#3

Just curious, when you got the file, what kind of message was attached?
Anything that gave away signs/hints before you opened it, or was it something veeeery normal like
"Hi, I’m so and so, could you please check out the file and give me a quote?"


#4

No. He is a scum.

Thats he said:

Him: Please i need you to create a website for my school project with this content.

Me: Hello! Yes my pleasure. Tell me about it.

Him: Here is the project content i want exactly run it and go through it[URL to sendspacedotcom]

“Me after i saw the file named as Project.exe”

Me: Project exe? What is this?

Him: Yes open it the content will open on your cmd

Me: You are reported to the police.

And then i flag him

An exe file opens a console command?? Seriously you don’t want to open this file.


#5

My person sent me a file and the request looked totally normal - I didn’t open the first first, as he asked for a video (with a personalised request) and I said I just do voiceovers. So he replied and said, oh I actually want a voiceover, please check the file for details (called project.doc or something similar). So I opened it and a message came up saying this file is using an old version of Microsoft Word, click enable macros to see the contentse (and I was tired and clearly a bit dumb) and I clicked! Then I immediately realised what I had done when there was nothing on the doc and I realised that the message was actually an image.

I was SO cranky about it, thankfully Malwarebytes seems to have sorted it out for me…


#6

The same thing happened to me a few weeks ago, I was given a link to visit their website and when I clicked the link, suddenly the Fiverr page pop out saying you must log in to continue, but the URL above was not fiverr.com


#7

Don’t you people have anti-virus program on your computers? There are free ones. Your AVP should of automatically kicked in when downloaded an infected .exe, .doc or whatever else.


#8

Oh dear, sorry to hear and thanks for the heads up to be more cautious and alert.


#9

Who said i did? I’m not stupid.

exe files most of the times are made up programs by hackers.


#10

This was fake fiverr page. They can steal your password if you type it there.


#11

Yes, I was already aware of such tricks.


#12

So be aware of it dear.


#13

Sometimes, we cannot trust anti-virus, since they are bots and will kick the downloaded files even if it is not infected.


#14

Maybe the dude made a vb program and wanted to convert it to js or something, a .exe is not necessarily bad, a .rar, .pdf or any other extension could have a virus too.
I use virustotal to check for virus, or my phone to open the file if I’m feeling lazy.


#15

Yes, I am agree with you


#16

Can you trust a guy who sends project files in exe opened by cmd? I don’t. Read the conversation i had with him.
Him: “Yes open it the content will open on your cmd”


#17

As I said, I would scan the file first. Seeing a .exe and then immediatly assume he wants to break into your bank account, use your pc as a botnet, steal your nudes and use your vga for bitcoin mining is a bit paranoic, just ask him why Its a .exe and if he can send you a png or something. Telling him you are calling the police without asking for an explanation is not very professional. Maybe he is not sending you a virus, maybe he is just really dumb (there are a lot of dumb buyers).


#18

What? omg. Ok… end of discussion


#19

(There are a lot of dumb buyers) This is true.


#20

A dumb buyer who send to a graphic designer exe file? So he is dump enough for me and would never work with him anyway if he is a hacker or not.