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did anyone see gmtvs warning to stay off the internet on 24/11/2008 saying the biggest fraud

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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
event ever was being planned to steal peoples id
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#1
tell me more i missed it?
#2
oh noez














http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2007/startracks/071008/brad_pitt300.jpg
#3
it was on yesterday theyve planned it for then because thats when the christmas sales start i wont be buying anything or logging in for anything thats for sure
#4
stuntman9883
it was on yesterday theyve planned it for then because thats when the christmas sales start i wont be buying anything or logging in for anything thats for sure

lol another victim to teh meida.
#5
Paranoid much?
#6
fearmongering
#7
if its that serious surely it would be on every news/media website?
#8
lol now theres how to start a panic! Im am sure you will be fine to use the net that day, or even buy things, most good companies have encripted puchase systems and with a decent firewall/protection you will be ok, unless you decide to send someone your details cos you won a major lottery in south africa, or whatever the phising scam at the time is.
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yes i'm all set, i cleared out a space in my cupboard, have gathered assorted tinned food, bottled water, goggles 2 pots for bodily functions and shall retreat to said space in cupboard until it is once again safe to come out.
#10
ants97
yes i'm all set, i cleared out a space in my cupboard, have gathered assorted tinned food, bottled water, goggles 2 pots for bodily functions and shall retreat to said space in cupboard until it is once again safe to come out.

i lol'd:-D
#11
Because there is no way this could be a made up leak by the big stores to encourage people to spend on the High Street rather than the net to increase their Christmas profits. :whistling:
#12
ants97
yes i'm all set, i cleared out a space in my cupboard, have gathered assorted tinned food, bottled water, goggles 2 pots for bodily functions and shall retreat to said space in cupboard until it is once again safe to come out.


Room for two in there? Im not as well prepared as you!!
#13
Moofin
Room for two in there? Im not as well prepared as you!!


hmm no, I'm not sharing my survival rations with anyone, god knows how long this imminent disaster will last, could be years and i've only got one pair of goggles anyway. Good luck though I'll pray for you all.
#14
I've sold my soul to the Devil so they will have to fight him for the rights to my ID :)
#15
This is like when it was the millenium and everyone thought the world was going to end lol, everyone got flash lights, water and tinned spam to last for years... Madness lol
#16
I think with a few alterations my Zombie outbreak emergency kit could be adapted to deal with this disaster.
#17
or waited by there pc's/mobiles as loads of people where scared there was a real millenium bug lol and that ti would stuff up all our electricals :-D
angelwithdirtyw;3524208
This is like when it was the millenium and everyone thought the world was going to end lol, everyone got flash lights, water and tinned spam to last for years... Madness lol
#18
I don't know about stealing ID's but i'm sure a few posts have been stolen from here :lol:
#19
ohhh wow is me I must go to the high street to buy my purchases!!! or even better steal someone elses cards!!! :w00t:

EDIT: if it was on GMTV it MUST be true!!!
#20
Guys, please do take heed of this warning. GMTV, although they generally have nothing in common with the internet underworld, really have their finger on the pulse this time. Something pretty heavy is planned for the 24th. I don't know the exact details, or in what country the 24th is supposed to occur (to be safe, I recommend avoiding the internet between the 23rd and the 25th, accounting for international timezones), but you should avoid the internet that day.

Also, if you live in [insert name of major city here], don't go out on the 24th either. A friend of mine picked up a wallet and handed it back to an Arabic gentleman who thanked her, and then told her to stay away from [insert name of major city here] on the 24th. She said he was cereal. Like, super-cereal.

Be warned, folks.
#21
I'm still waiting for my comp' to blow up from the turning of 2000 :w00t: :p
everyday I boot up with caution!
#22
seems like GMTV must be in on it too, n their just giving a head up before hand
#23
dxx
Guys, please do take heed of this warning. GMTV, although they generally have nothing in common with the internet underworld, really have their finger on the pulse this time. Something pretty heavy is planned for the 24th. I don't know the exact details, or in what country the 24th is supposed to occur (to be safe, I recommend avoiding the internet between the 23rd and the 25th, accounting for international timezones), but you should avoid the internet that day.

Also, if you live in [insert name of major city here], don't go out on the 24th either. A friend of mine picked up a wallet and handed it back to an Arabic gentleman who thanked her, and then told her to stay away from [insert name of major city here] on the 24th. She said he was cereal. Like, super-cereal.

Be warned, folks.


Oh My God.

Are you saying that the one responsible may be Man Bear Pig!!

Doom is coming!!!!
#24
Whilst I may not believe everything i read or see, something like this i feel it wont harm me NOT to purchase anything on that day. I mean just one day, no big deal. If nothing happens so be it but i would rather be safe than someone who doesnt listen and there WAS a grain of truth in this announcement.
We would be the first to scream, why wasnt we warned if it did happen, then when we are, we mock it. People cannot win.

GMTV would have to have had some evidence before releasing this info.
#25
This is like when it was the millenium and everyone thought the world was going to end lol, everyone got flash lights, water and tinned spam to last for years... Madness lol


lol - I got paid 4 times my wages for working that night & a one off bonus on top of that to stay there and check all of our systems, the only fault we discovered was a paper jam in a photocopier.

As for this warning - I think it's just the peak of spam emails over the year, don't see it as anything extra to worry about really.

On the plus side if everyone in my area doesn't go on the internet for 24 hours my contention ratio should improve :)
#26
The spread of malware content and viruses are anticipated to reach a peak this year on November 24, with hackers attempting to take control of computers, a study from PC Tools revealed.

The company analysed the data fetched from 500,000 users of its antivirus products, and studied the information from the same period of 2007, and deemed next Monday, before Thanksgiving, as the high time for online security attacks.

PC Tools attributes this high time for attacks to the increased online shopping activity during this period, as people start purchasing gifts and other items for Christmas, and on Friday, a day after the Thanksgiving, when a large chunk of US stores hold massive stocks.

The company claims that the fraudsters will try to trick online shoppers into clicking tempting links on websites and emails that will download malicious software on to their PCs that let hackers to seize remote control over their computers, which in turn will allow them to steal crucial banking details and passwords.

PC Tool warned web users to stay vigilant while shopping online during Christmas run, and recommended them to upgrade their antivirus and firewall security.

It further advised users not to click on to the unfamiliar links, and enter their all important credit and debit cards information on secured web pages only.
#27
Or it could be this as its UK related..

Pre-Budget report set for 24th November

By Chris Marshall | 16:01:40 | 12 November 2008

Chancellor Alistair Darling will deliver the Pre-Budget report on 24 November, providing clarity on the government’s widely expected tax cuts to help boost the flagging UK economy.

Prime minister Gordon Brown has been giving strong hints that tax cuts will be on the cards, while he has been dismissive of Tory plans to offer employers a National Insurance break for taking on workers who have been on the dole for more than three months.

The chancellor will make his Pre-Budget Report speech to the House of Commons on 24 November 2008, setting out the policies for the eventual publication of the Budget next year, which will be the second that Darling has delivered.

He will use the opportunity to give his economic outlook, including his growth forecasts for the UK and tax, spending and borrowing.

It is thought that the chancellor could abandon controversial plans to increase vehicle duty that were due to come into force in March 2009.

Darling may announce a new tax exemption for dividends from overseas companies paid to UK companies, together with some new limits on the deductibility of interest.

There have been calls for a temporary cut in Vat from 17.5% to 12.5%.


:lol:
#28
I r protekt mai webz

http://www.analystdeveloper.com/progs/Firewall_12EAB/Firewall2.jpg
#29
pcnutta
GMTV would have to have had some evidence before releasing this info.


They do - an email that a viewer sent in, I'll wager.

Seriously, take no notice of it. It's just a hoax. The criminals that do ID Theft online, they do it by creeping through security holes to break into servers and steal their databases. Time is totally of essence. Security researchers are constantly searching for security holes and means to hack, and as soon as a threat is established, the companies responsible for maintaining the affected software get to work on issuing a patch. This is deployed very quickly, and the security hole is repaired, making the server safe again. If there was a hole to be exploited, it'll be being exploited right now.

If I'm wrong and they do crack all the servers of the world to steal your ID data from databases, not buying on the 24th won't help you. Your details are already stored, and are already available to be stolen. Not buying on the 24th won't make any difference at all.

I could go into more detail, and I will if youwant, but I can assure you that it is just a hoax. It's a hoax made by someone who doesn't understand the technology, who applies real-world terms to the virtual-world, even though they're completely not applicable. Besides all that though, since when have criminals put out press releases?

You're safe.
#30
Phew,

I know 2 people recently who have been victim to Identity theft. Its on the increase.
#31
I get about ten phishing emails a day from fake banks, not a new thing.

Make sure you have an up to date firewall.

Make sure you have antivirus and antispyware.

Run something like NoScript on Firefox.
#32
ants97
yes i'm all set, i cleared out a space in my cupboard, have gathered assorted tinned food, bottled water, goggles 2 pots for bodily functions and shall retreat to said space in cupboard until it is once again safe to come out.


lol:-D:-D
#33
Its ok, I have downloaded the enitre Internet ready for the 24th.
I have stored it in the cupboard under the stairs.
#34
dxx
Guys, please do take heed of this warning. GMTV, although they generally have nothing in common with the internet underworld, really have their finger on the pulse this time. Something pretty heavy is planned for the 24th. I don't know the exact details, or in what country the 24th is supposed to occur (to be safe, I recommend avoiding the internet between the 23rd and the 25th, accounting for international timezones), but you should avoid the internet that day.

Also, if you live in [insert name of major city here], don't go out on the 24th either. A friend of mine picked up a wallet and handed it back to an Arabic gentleman who thanked her, and then told her to stay away from [insert name of major city here] on the 24th. She said he was cereal. Like, super-cereal.

Be warned, folks.


This is like the hoax thingy that goes around every year... my friend found a guys wallet and he thanked her by telling her to avoid going to some random shopping centre at such a date because they are going to blow it up.... guff... if I listened to this every year I would be locked in my room staring at the walls lol
#35
On the 23rd I'll go and change my identity and open a new bank account just incase lol, or even better steal someone elses so my identity stays safe... lol

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