Another game company distributing malware

Christian Roberts
Christian Roberts

rockpapershotgun.com/2018/02/19/flight-sim-group-put-malware-in-a-jet-and-called-it-drm/

Flight sim DLC maker puts malware in installer that steals Chrome passwords but ONLY IF UR A PIRATE!!!!!!!!!1

“First of all – there are no tools used to reveal any sensitive information of any customer who has legitimately purchased our products… ”

The malware is meant to not activate if you didn't pirate.

“This method has already successfully provided information that we’re going to use in our ongoing legal battles against such criminals.”

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rockpapershotgun.com/2018/02/19/flight-sim-group-put-malware-in-a-jet-and-called-it-drm/
archive.is/lQ6Xo
youtube.com/watch?v=QMH8Tof69SE

Camden Taylor
Camden Taylor

seems bullshit to me. i bet it just mines crypto secretly.

Ayden Robinson
Ayden Robinson

someone should add their sites to an ublock filter list that everyone haves

Hudson Jenkins
Hudson Jenkins

you pirated our game? Well fuck you we are hashing ALL hour private data!
I hope they loosen their ass holes up in time for the big house

Owen Phillips
Owen Phillips

pc gaming

Charles Brown
Charles Brown

so wait a second
if I only download the crack and it steals my stuff then I can sue them right?

Adrian Foster
Adrian Foster

but we only targeted pirates
Two illegal actions don't make a legal action. They're fucked. I hope a class action is in the works.

Connor Barnes
Connor Barnes

It steals passwords.
Only if you're a pirate.
I get that piracy is bad but what they're doing is also illegal. isint that shit jail time worthy ?

Joshua Roberts
Joshua Roberts

No because you can't sue them because you pirated something from a 3rd party file sharing website.

If you downloaded the game from their site and then the malware activated, you probably could though, but I'm not a lawman.

Benjamin Gutierrez
Benjamin Gutierrez

pajeet makes a mistake
accidentally uploads the malware to legitimate customers
class action lawsuit

And that's why you never trust someone that does this "to combat le evil pirates."

Brayden Johnson
Brayden Johnson

combat something illegal by doing something more illegal

Landon Collins
Landon Collins

Could someone clarify whether this is official DLC or a community mod?

Christian Fisher
Christian Fisher

this is perfectly legal. It would be like mcdonalds putting rat poison on all the leftover food they throw out. No paying customer is going to root around the dumpster but a homeless bum trying to get free food will get fucked up. I see no problem with this

Jace Cooper
Jace Cooper

This is why piracy is a necessity

Carson Ramirez
Carson Ramirez

Based. Pirates deserve to be fucked.

Xavier Stewart
Xavier Stewart

You can be charged with these offenses even if you never had direct access to anyone’s computer, as long as the malware you were responsible for distributing accessed the system. You could go to prison for as long as 15 years for each offense of first degree computer tampering, so penalties if convicted can be very significant.

Jeremiah Gutierrez
Jeremiah Gutierrez

It would be like mcdonalds putting rat poison on all the leftover food they throw out
This is illegal though

Wyatt Anderson
Wyatt Anderson

McD would get sued for that, but I think you already know that.

Jaxon Barnes
Jaxon Barnes

There's absolutely no discussion if this is illegal mate.
It is. The only questions is how illegal it is.

Justin Stewart
Justin Stewart

I hope he does realize he's being a vigilante, which is illegal.

Isaac Allen
Isaac Allen

It's more like McDonalds putting rat poison in their food before it's sold (but not thrown out) to combat theft.

Dumpster food would be more like abandonware, which is easy to legally obtain for free.

Isaiah Gutierrez
Isaiah Gutierrez

Kek who cares about him being a vigilante.
He's distributing malware and stealing very sensitive data.

Hudson Turner
Hudson Turner

flight sim
Who plays this garbage anyways let alone pirate it

Jonathan Gutierrez
Jonathan Gutierrez

food analogy
t. pajeet who uploaded the malware

Jonathan Hill
Jonathan Hill

$100 for a single aircraft for a game

No fucking wonder people are pirating

Josiah Ross
Josiah Ross

Pirates aren't "PC gamers". They're larvas/insects who deserve to be crushed like the little shit they are.

Thomas Reed
Thomas Reed

steals Chrome passwords
I'm sure Google is fine with some game developer compromising the security of their service in the name of a petty vendetta against poorfags. These morons have put themselves at risk of being sued into oblivion by one of the most powerful tech companies on the planet just because they're salty about pirates.

Wyatt Russell
Wyatt Russell

Germans

Angel Watson
Angel Watson

It's a community mod.

And yes it's bullshit that they're charging money for them.

Gabriel Nguyen
Gabriel Nguyen

ITT angry butthurt pirates cucks. I hope you get doxxed by the devs and potentially sent into prison because they found out you had CP on your PC with their malware.

Jace Brooks
Jace Brooks

Oh yes, I'm sure the court will love a piece of evidence from a source like that.

Jack Bell
Jack Bell

buy all my vidya except EA made shit
get fucked over

Hudson Torres
Hudson Torres

Stop your trolling attempts user.

Julian Hill
Julian Hill

playing sim games
kind of deserve it

Jason Flores
Jason Flores

in most of the modern world their distribution of malware has a harsher penalty than piracy
in countries or places that consider piracy a non-issue or legal they are the only ones breaking the law

Jacob Cook
Jacob Cook

fuck off shill
archive.is/lQ6Xo

Robert Howard
Robert Howard

look how hard this fag is raging

Sebastian Mitchell
Sebastian Mitchell

This, even if they might not necessarily win any dispute they could keep the devs in court long enough with their army of lawyers to make them go bankrupt for shits and giggles if they felt like it.
Not likely to happen but still why even take the risk.

Dominic Bennett
Dominic Bennett

using chrome
Everything about this is hilarious

Evan Thompson
Evan Thompson

I anticipate the fallout from this with great satisfaction

Kevin Robinson
Kevin Robinson

playing EA garbage
Even if I was paid I would refuse to install an EA game.

Jaxon Gonzalez
Jaxon Gonzalez

using chrome
you deserve it

Grayson Jones
Grayson Jones

shutting down computer
computer waiting for background programs to close
steam
test

I never played any of these shit sims but i wonder if some other game might have this same bullshit.

Kevin Lee
Kevin Lee

Aktschualy. In germany stuff that has been recorded/copied/done without knowledge cant and wont be used against you in germany in court.

Zachary Cook
Zachary Cook

This method has already successfully provided information that we’re going to use in our ongoing legal battles against such criminals.
You mean to tell me they're gonna go up to court and show everybody that they did some illegal shit in order to fish for some other illegal shit

Andrew Thompson
Andrew Thompson

This method has already successfully provided information that we’re going to use in our ongoing legal battles against such criminals.
Lmao I bet using stolen passwords and login data goes over well in court.
Fantastic idea.

Brody Russell
Brody Russell

who /larva/ here?

Colton Hernandez
Colton Hernandez

You're the one raging here. As a non-pirate I'm not the one getting btfo.

Wyatt Lopez
Wyatt Lopez

You absolutely can sue them, distributing malware is illegal, even if you think it it is justified. They are fucking retarded for admitting it publicy, better start prepping their assholes

Leo Mitchell
Leo Mitchell

the old need for speed games were great user

Adrian Bell
Adrian Bell

I don't think any self respecting first world court would accept it.

This is going to be hilarious.

Jack Morales
Jack Morales

? Restaurants pour bleach into dumpsters so that homeless people dont hang out for the food. It is not in any way illegal. Same with a lot of supermarkets, although at walmart we would donate them to local places.

Brayden Flores
Brayden Flores

You approve of having malware in your legally bought games on the off chance it won't activate for you?
You sound bitter and retarded.

Jaxon Phillips
Jaxon Phillips

youtube.com/watch?v=QMH8Tof69SE

Jack Long
Jack Long

Pay up goy! Posting gonna cost you some sheckels oy vey!

Aaron Barnes
Aaron Barnes

present

Blake James
Blake James

$100 for a single plane
Yeah, no one bought that legitimately. Wouldn't surprise me if FSL uploaded the pirates versions themselves. The entire purpose of that product is to mine passwords.

Jordan Price
Jordan Price

You forgot to say "soy" and post a pepe picture.

Anthony Sullivan
Anthony Sullivan

no one bought that legitimately
Flight sim people are mostly retirees and midlife crisis types, that kind of pricing isn't uncommon.

Gavin Baker
Gavin Baker

is Chrome that insecure? Should I switch browser?

Matthew Howard
Matthew Howard

You steal from them, they steal from you, I don't see what the problem here is...

Adrian Anderson
Adrian Anderson

Chrome

Lincoln Lopez
Lincoln Lopez

The funniest part everyone ignores is that every serial key they "think" is pirated will trigger the malware that steals all your chrome passwords.
Buy like a good goy
Email gets hacked
Hacker posts serial online
Your serial is now deemed pirated
Malware triggers automatically hacking your email back from the hacker
Oh shiet

Jonathan Martinez
Jonathan Martinez

Use chromium

Carter Flores
Carter Flores

steal some shitty video game
they steal all your accounts and bank account / paypal info
um sweetie

Cooper Collins
Cooper Collins

Well, that's probably why you are an outcast from society.

Jonathan White
Jonathan White

I'm an outcast for not stealing, I am much confused.

Chase Stewart
Chase Stewart

people actually use Chrome
Chrome is actually a popular web browser
What a terrible world.

Andrew Stewart
Andrew Stewart

can i import my bookmarks?

Isaiah Roberts
Isaiah Roberts

I dunno

Nicholas Young
Nicholas Young

please user teach me ways of good browser. I'm sorry I'm a pleb. you can bully me but show me the way too.

I used to use Firefox but was having problems.

Luis Scott
Luis Scott

steal some shitty video game
Not even that, it's a fucking $100 paid mod.

Jeremiah Gutierrez
Jeremiah Gutierrez

Outright admitting to doing illegal shit to 'fight the pirates'

Uh oh

Grayson Williams
Grayson Williams

Do not entertain browser hipsters

Jace Bennett
Jace Bennett

Ungoogled chromium. Yes, you can import all your config.

Charles Miller
Charles Miller

use midori

Jeremiah Garcia
Jeremiah Garcia

salty buyfag thinks he does the world a service everytime he buys a game
no dumbass you are doing the opposite. people who choose to make games for a living deserve nothing!

Parker Foster
Parker Foster

Firefox is ass and developed by bigger sjws than even google

James Allen
James Allen

This is so comparable to "I ate at McDonalds and now I'm fat as shit. I'mma sue dem!

Adam Wilson
Adam Wilson

So what do you think is a better fork? Waterfox, or Chromium?

Matthew Price
Matthew Price

t. EA

Hunter Rodriguez
Hunter Rodriguez

Malware and viruses should be illegal. I'm all for internet freedom but the people who made utorrent and AVG should serve jail time.

Brody Lewis
Brody Lewis

dude i'm gonna stop these darn pirates by having my software commit a cybercrime
what do you mean that's against the law? REEEEEE

Thomas Parker
Thomas Parker

collecting information from south american BRs
there is literally no use for that information.
there is no use for DRM.

Cameron Williams
Cameron Williams

distributing malware is illegal
someone should tell microsoft, intel, amd, uplay, and denuvo about this.

Easton Hernandez
Easton Hernandez

aren't there um... Laws against that... and shit?

Isn't evidence obtained that why... Invalid in Court?

Logan Clark
Logan Clark

waterfox is good

Ian Scott
Ian Scott

this

Cameron Phillips
Cameron Phillips

utorrent

I stopped using that shit years ago, what did they do?

Liam Sanders
Liam Sanders

One of the hundreds of ads it has in the program does something funky to your comp, either data mining or stealing your information. It triggers malware bytes non-stop as long as you have utorrent open.

Jackson Moore
Jackson Moore

See Faggot

Robert Nguyen
Robert Nguyen

That's not really a hard rule as far as I know. It's almost always true for law enforcement but otherwise illegal obtained evidence is used plenty.
Note: generalization. There's like billion different factors.

Grayson Diaz
Grayson Diaz

Chrome collects your data. Firefox does not. I'm pretty sure Opera also does not.

Ayden Torres
Ayden Torres

imagine if someone taught ex-kgb members how to code software and told them to make it work for them

Brandon Baker
Brandon Baker

is qbittorrent still the way to go or is there a new better one?

Cameron Carter
Cameron Carter

Who said they were going to court?

Nerd in a Punisher T-shirt.jpg

Eli White
Eli White

I remember when it broke that utorrent was also installing some cryptominer in one of its updates.

Leo Gomez
Leo Gomez

qb is pretty good, using it now, no problems.

Blake Rivera
Blake Rivera

this is a nice /g/ thread

Angel Allen
Angel Allen

rtorrent

Gabriel Rivera
Gabriel Rivera

I throught "program install cryptominer" was a meme kek to think people actually did that is crazy

Sebastian Ross
Sebastian Ross

linking cuckpoopershitgun
using chrome
being a pirate
storing passwords in a browser
playing shitty games

Luke Rivera
Luke Rivera

thousands of people ranging in all age groups, backgrounds, and nationalities are going to get hunted down and jailed for pirating a video game
but not the known and liable single company that has admitted to distributing malware to all of it's potential consumer base.

Poor trolling user. Very poor.

Luke Morales
Luke Morales

How do think it became a meme?

Henry Robinson
Henry Robinson

qbittorrent is the GOAT. You can search for torrents from within the program itself. Which search engines it uses is completely up to you.

Joseph Perez
Joseph Perez

I know you probably don't know anything related to modern web design or proper architecture because you are a neet that frequents the same Web 2.0 sites so it doesn't affect you much, but Chromium is the most advanced accessible browser out there and you can be sure that a site will 99.9% always work best on Chrome, especially those that rely on modern frameworks.

nu-Firefox has gotten alot better too but is still behind the curve in many ways.

All the rest are just a joke and take ages to implement features webkit-powered Chromium did years ago.

But oh nooes the boogie man!!

Jason Morris
Jason Morris

I like how the site itself advertises itself as "an alternative to utorrent". Cheeky, but very smart.

Jacob Wilson
Jacob Wilson

and AVG
Nani? What happened with them?

Grayson King
Grayson King

There are many good alternatives nowadays but qBit is the best FOSS program. Reliable, simple, has broad support and community, great features like built-in tracker-crawler search engine, spares you the effort of going through ads-riddled sites.

If only you could add private trackers to it. Hell, you probably can, I never tried personally.

Carson Flores
Carson Flores

disable anti virus before installing our pirated game
who the hell falls for this?

Carter Martinez
Carter Martinez

More reason to pirate. Get cucked buyfags.

Jonathan Collins
Jonathan Collins

Idk what that user is specifically referring to but AVG is disgusting nowadays, it shoves itself in your face and pops up all the time and can't be stopped, it behaves just like the malware it's supposed to protect you from.

BitDefender did the same to me, I don't bother with any anti virus nowadays except MalwareBytes which is awesome.

Caleb Bailey
Caleb Bailey

AVG itself is malware and harasses you trying to get you to buy it's premium bullshit, installs itself with various other programs unrelated to it, and throws ads all over your PC. The only way to turn off the ads is to buy the premium version in order to select the "no ads" option.

Lucas Cooper
Lucas Cooper

if you use the free version they sell your information in return.
This somehow surprises people in current_year.
Did you upgrade windows 10 for free?
Well guess what, you're it

Lucas Bell
Lucas Bell

is there any anti-virus which isn't shit without ads nowdays? malwarebytes is great but doesn't have real-time protection

Christopher Cook
Christopher Cook

It’s funny because the very stereotype you’re highlighting is the same one where a “certain” group is extremely frugal with their money. They’ll do whatever it takes to not have to spend any of it. Sound familiar?

James Jackson
James Jackson

Chrome is just bloated. Install something like palemoon for something more lightweight.

Chase Bell
Chase Bell

PIRATES BTFO AGAIN!
Holy shit,BASED devs! Absolute fucking madmen. I salute them.

Jace Martin
Jace Martin

Kaspersky free edition is just fine, i stopped paying premium when I realised all core processes are still on the free version

Gabriel Ortiz
Gabriel Ortiz

But this fucks non pirates as well.

Levi Nelson
Levi Nelson

it isnt
the file containing login data is extracted whether you’re a pirate or not, then its matched with the flagged serial, so they got your data.
if they’re kind enough not to do anything with it its another matter
hey I broke into your house but I didnt steal anything I swear! just disable your home alarm

Jordan Clark
Jordan Clark

$99.95 for a fake jet
Did they model each roll of toilet paper inside?
That price is insane.

Adam Adams
Adam Adams

lmao who cares

Cooper Nelson
Cooper Nelson

using chrome
oh no somebody took your passwords from the browser that already gives away your passwords

Eli Allen
Eli Allen

Look at saved passwords in chrome, only one is twitch which has no personal information. Chrome eats up way too much of everything. I generally only use firefox

Jaxon Adams
Jaxon Adams

Your honor, I have proof that user broke in to my house and stole my custom "Asuka=waifu" t-shirt!
How so?
Here I have footage from the camera I secretly installed in to user's house, you can clearly see him masturbating in to my one of a kind shirt!
...

Jacob Ward
Jacob Ward

private tracker search
I'm pretty sure you can, I can search on rutracker which really isn't a private tracker, however it won't work unless you configure your login information. The issue is that there doesn't seem to be very many scripts to use private tracker search engines, at least on the qbittorrent site. Maybe there's a community dedicated to them elsewhere.

Luis Ward
Luis Ward

Have fun with your snail-based browser retard

Robert Collins
Robert Collins

using brokeium

Hunter Nguyen
Hunter Nguyen

buyfags get fucked in the ass by "based" devs
buyfags praise them for it
piratebros sit by laughing

Jaxon Wood
Jaxon Wood

its actually $140 if you want the version for the newer flight sim P3D. It does essentially simulate all systems and flight model of a real A320 but yeah flight sim's target consumer base is nothing but actual pilots that want extra training, boomers with too much money, and mega autists. Hence why the prices are all over the place.

Mason Wood
Mason Wood

X pushes Y
Y shoots them dead
Y gets charged for murder
Y: "B-BUT THEY COMMITTED BATTERY"

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