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Pharmboy/slashdot blog

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:59 pm
by Vhaelrun
Pharmboy writes "It seems a 13 year old was trying to pose as a Steam employee to gain access to someone else's account, and had the tables turned on him. In a battle of wits, it helps to be smarter than the next guy." From the post: "br0kenrabbit says: Unlike you, I DO work for Valve. Trace my ip and you'll see. Greg_ValveOLS says: huh?" In the interests of being nice to Futuremark's forums, I've gone ahead and pasted the whole coversation below. Read More for the entire, priceless, exchange.

br0kenrabbit says: hi

Greg_ValveOLS says: good evening

br0kenrabbit says: What's ip?

br0kenrabbit says: up?

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

br0kenrabbit says: On MSN?

Greg_ValveOLS says: yes :)

br0kenrabbit says: Why?

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

br0kenrabbit says: My information?

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

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

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

br0kenrabbit says: Well...

Greg_ValveOLS says: 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. L:)

br0kenrabbit says: Well

Greg_ValveOLS says: dont worry this connect it secure

br0kenrabbit says: Can I be honest with you, Greg?

Greg_ValveOLS says: k

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

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

Greg_ValveOLS says: huh?

Greg_ValveOLS says: bs

br0kenrabbit says: Trace it.

Greg_ValveOLS says: how

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

Greg_ValveOLS says: oh k

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

Greg_ValveOLS says: why?

br0kenrabbit says: Have you read the ToS?

Greg_ValveOLS says: Tod?

Greg_ValveOLS says: tos

br0kenrabbit says: terms of service

Greg_ValveOLS says: were?

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

Greg_ValveOLS says: why

br0kenrabbit says: I just told you why

Greg_ValveOLS says: :(

br0kenrabbit says: 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 says: k

br0kenrabbit says: 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 says: xxxxx xxxxxxx

br0kenrabbit says: Is this you?

Greg_ValveOLS says: ya

br0kenrabbit says: Are you the only user of this account?

Greg_ValveOLS says: ya

br0kenrabbit says: Okay, and what is the username

Greg_ValveOLS says: xxxxxxxx

br0kenrabbit says: Okay.

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

Greg_ValveOLS says: some. dude

Greg_ValveOLS says: m

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

Greg_ValveOLS says: ya

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

Greg_ValveOLS says: xxxxxxx

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

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

br0kenrabbit says: What is your city of residence?

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

Greg_ValveOLS says: xxxxxx

br0kenrabbit says: Illinios?

Greg_ValveOLS says: yes

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

Greg_ValveOLS says: xxxxxxx

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

Greg_ValveOLS says: why

br0kenrabbit says: So I can update your account.

Greg_ValveOLS says: can I play 2 nite

Greg_ValveOLS says: clan fight

Greg_ValveOLS says: wont win without me heh

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

Greg_ValveOLS says: ya

br0kenrabbit says: Okay. Give me just a moment.

br0kenrabbit says: Try to log in now.

Greg_ValveOLS says: k

Greg_ValveOLS says: It says login failed wtf wtf!!@?

br0kenrabbit says: Greg

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

br0kenrabbit says: Greg

Greg_ValveOLS says: what

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

Greg_ValveOLS says: what????

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

Greg_ValveOLS says: omg dude wtf why?

br0kenrabbit says: Why were you trying to steal my account?

Greg_ValveOLS says: i wanst

br0kenrabbit says: Then why were you asking for my information?

Greg_ValveOLS says: 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 says: Greg

Greg_ValveOLS says: dude pleas

Greg_ValveOLS says: what

br0kenrabbit says: Go mow some yards, bitch.