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Posts Tagged ‘DigitalPoint’

Digital Point is under attack! – Live Report!

By Mohnish On November 25, 2008 10 Comments

As we all know Digital Point – The best webmaster forum in the entire world which was reported to be worlds biggest online scam market with newbies having cash in their paypal accounts and roaming around. We also brought news about Shawn Hogan stuffin’ home made cookies into members computers. Now, we bring you HOT LIVE NEWS: Its under attack! Whoa! ATTACK ATTACK ATTACK! Possible Reasons: Idiotic Mods BANNING the good guys and leaving the scammers open. This had to happen one day.

We bring you a live report directly from DP :-
Monty: Hi LazyBum.. Could you please update us about the recent spamming on DP Forums?
LazyBum: Hey.. The spamming has been HUGE! Over 50k threads have been created within no time! Its a terrible situation here
Monty: Oh ****! So what are the mods doing ?
LazyBum: The mods are clearing the spam and buffalo is roaring and kicking those spammers out!
Monty: So what are the possible reasons for this attack?
LazyBum: Possible reason is DP Mods banning people for no reason!
Monty: By when can we expect everything to be normal?
LazyBum: As soon as Shawn wakes up and stops stuffin’ his home made cookies. 😛
Monty: Any other Errors caused due to this spam attack?
LazyBum: Yes,  alot of database errors and downtime. Recently there was a database loss and Shawn dint have a recent backup. A few thousand members lost their accounts. DP is having alot of downtime, I doubt if the forum would last long. Ddos attacks have also been witnessed.
Monty: Thanks LazyBum for the live report.. This is Monty from Sensonize.com with reporter LazyBum signing off!

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Shawn Hogan (Owner of DP) Sued For Cookie Stuffing

By Mohnish On August 30, 2008 No Comments

eBay Sues Alleged ‘Cookie Stuffers’ SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – Three men defrauded eBay in a “cookie stuffing” scheme that made it appear the men’s companies should be paid commissions, eBay claims in Federal Court. It sued Shawn Hogan and Digital Point Solutions, Todd Dunning and Kessler’s Flying Circus, and Brian Dunning and Thunderwood Holdings. eBay says the men devised software programs that, “unbeknownst to the [computer] user, redirected the user’s computer to the eBay Web site without the user actually clicking on an eBay advertisement link, or even becoming aware that they had left the page they were previously viewing. As a result, the eBay site would be prompted to drop an eBay cookie on the user’s computer even though the user never clicked on an eBay advertisement or even realized that their computer had ever visited the eBay site.” The complaint continues: “once the cookie was stuffed on the user’s computer by one or more of the defendant’s any future revenue actions initiated by that user when the user later visited eBay intentionally, and not as a result of any advertisement places by defendants, appeared to be eligible for commissions payable to one of the defendants”. eBay claims the defendants also used deceptive means to prevent it from discovering the fraud, and to conceal it. eBay demands compensatory, treble and punitive damages. It is represented by David Eberhart with O’Melveny & Myers.

Confirmed Sources:
http://www.courthousenews.com/
http://dockets.justia.com
Thread at DigitalPoint Forums