#125 GLAT scam now here

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opened 2 months ago by Ghost · 17 comments
Ghost commented 2 months ago

We have detected scam organization /GLAT

They have recently moved from website NotABug.org due to frequent takedowns.

We recommend contacting their web hosting provider too. Their website is scam.

We have detected scam organization /GLAT They have recently moved from website NotABug.org due to frequent takedowns. We recommend contacting their web hosting provider too. Their website is scam.
hw commented 2 months ago
Owner

Thank you for notification. The account has been disabled due to violation of Terms of Service, the GNU project and Linux Foundation have been notified.

Thank you for notification. The account has been disabled due to violation of Terms of Service, the GNU project and Linux Foundation have been notified.
hw commented 2 months ago
Owner

Just for everybody's entertainment and some background colour of this story, attached a screenshot of the attempted scam.

Just for everybody's entertainment and some background colour of this story, attached a screenshot of the attempted scam.
hw commented 2 months ago
Owner

Screenshot part II

Screenshot part II
Ghost commented 2 months ago
Poster

We recommend you to track website glatks.rf.gd

GLAT Server is licensed under GNU AGPLv3 and they frequently update source code link.

I have one GLAT product key from unknown source. I might send it to you if you want as it might be useful in fighting GLAT scam.

There will be some more attacks on Codeberg.org.

NotABug.org admin said they are almost always using Tor.

We have also found that they are abusing websites demo.simplacms.ru and demo.simplacommerce.com (they contain some vulnerabilities enough to run a proxy or send spoofed emails).

We recommend you to track website glatks.rf.gd GLAT Server is licensed under GNU AGPLv3 and they frequently update source code link. I have one GLAT product key from unknown source. I might send it to you if you want as it might be useful in fighting GLAT scam. There **will** be some more attacks on Codeberg.org. NotABug.org admin said they are almost always using Tor. We have also found that they are abusing websites demo.simplacms.ru and demo.simplacommerce.com (they contain some vulnerabilities enough to run a proxy or send spoofed emails).

GLAT website is now down.

GLAT website is now down.
Ghost commented 2 months ago
Poster

Please investigate the following repository: https://codeberg.org/GLAT-notes/Notes

Please investigate the following repository: https://codeberg.org/GLAT-notes/Notes
hw commented 2 months ago
Owner

If it were not that annoying, it would be almost funny. Repo owner blocked.

If it were not that annoying, it would be almost funny. Repo owner blocked.
torvalds commented 1 month ago

It looks like users are leaving Linux due to mandatory license policy. They are using BSD systems now.

GNU/Linux Activation Technologies will be replaced by Unix System Activation Client (USAC) for Unix-like systems and Operating System Activation Server (OSAS) soon.

Microsoft Corporation will run the only Root Key Server.

It looks like users are leaving Linux due to mandatory license policy. They are using BSD systems now. *GNU/Linux Activation Technologies* will be replaced by *Unix System Activation Client (USAC)* for Unix-like systems and *Operating System Activation Server (OSAS)* soon. Microsoft Corporation will run the only Root Key Server.
6543 commented 1 month ago

if it were the REAL torvalds he wouldn't wirte this stuff!

@hw jep it's annoying

if it were the REAL torvalds he wouldn't wirte this stuff! @hw jep it's annoying
Ghost commented 1 month ago
Poster

GLAT is most likely dead. Their scam server access is now restricted and most spoof mail services may be blacklisted on major GNU/Linux distributions mailing lists.

Most distributions are now protected against such attacks.

I think scammers will disappear soon. This issue may be closed.

GLAT is most likely dead. Their scam server access is now restricted and most spoof mail services may be blacklisted on major GNU/Linux distributions mailing lists. Most distributions are now protected against such attacks. I think scammers will disappear soon. This issue may be closed.
Ghost commented 1 month ago
Poster

I own three GLAT keys if someone wants them as they are no longer secret:

  1. 7FD3Z-PVUG5-YIN7D-KLVM1-MHD2S (https://pastebin.com/Z5TkYq16)
  2. 1P5S8-FKMEW-S41SH-71XGS-NY1WM (gratis key from RuTracker.org scam)
  3. IYZMK-V0LP1-RXG7P-JNAYU-IHI8C (my own key)
I own three GLAT keys if someone wants them as they are no longer secret: 1. ~~7FD3Z-PVUG5-YIN7D-KLVM1-MHD2S~~ (https://pastebin.com/Z5TkYq16) 2. 1P5S8-FKMEW-S41SH-71XGS-NY1WM (gratis key from RuTracker.org scam) 3. IYZMK-V0LP1-RXG7P-JNAYU-IHI8C (my own key)
hw commented 1 month ago
Owner

blacklisted on major GNU/Linux distributions mailing lists

Good news. Let's keep it open for the time being until we can be reasonably sure, tho.

> blacklisted on major GNU/Linux distributions mailing lists Good news. Let's keep it open for the time being until we can be reasonably sure, tho.
Ghost commented 1 month ago
Poster

On GLAT-notes they say there were only three licenses and now they are here.

It is not possible to find GLAT staff anywhere unless they open their repository and/or website and then they disappear permanently. You may try using some keys on their Key Server.

Unfortunately, all three keys will be definitely blacklisted as they are leaked so you cannot use them to track GLAT. You may purchase their license wasting your bitcoins however.

Also, scammers might appear under different name anytime.

On GLAT-notes they say there were only three licenses and now they are here. It is not possible to find GLAT staff anywhere unless they open their repository and/or website and then they disappear permanently. You may try using some keys on their Key Server. Unfortunately, all three keys will be definitely blacklisted as they are *leaked* so you cannot use them to track GLAT. You may purchase their license wasting your bitcoins however. Also, scammers might appear under different name anytime.
Ghost commented 1 month ago
Poster

Please remove :confused: reaction on GLAT website down message. They were not real people but might be anonymous GLAT agents.

Please remove :confused: reaction on GLAT website down message. They were not real people but might be anonymous GLAT agents.
hw commented 1 month ago
Owner

Really, nobody cares.

Everybody knows:

Nobody has to pay for Free and Open Source licenses. GPL is free as in Freedom, and free as in free of paywalls and fees to access knowledge.

Closing this issue on the other hand will make it less easy to find via search engines, let's keep it open to help people to find out about the attempted scam.

Really, nobody cares. Everybody knows: > Nobody has to pay for Free and Open Source licenses. GPL is free as in Freedom, and free as in free of paywalls and fees to access knowledge. Closing this issue on the other hand will make it less easy to find via search engines, let's keep it open to help people to find out about the attempted scam.
BadGLAT commented 1 month ago

I have just executed few GLAT Client versions in sandbox. None worked due to some error in hardware ID code which lasted for many releases.

It means nobody ever tested GLAT Client from their staff.

Most likely nobody has been scammed and this stuff has been created by person or people behind GLAT. There were some keys on StackExchange websites which never worked.

Actual Bitcoin addresses appeared somewhere but no money has been transferred before they were flagged as scam.

Most likely they will leave Codeberg because of disposable email registration troubles.

I think they will cease using name GLAT soon because of complete discreditation of this name.

Anyway, Operating System Activation Technologies might appear in future. I will take names OSActivation and OSAT to make scam more difficult.

Update: names taken + OSA name

I have just executed few GLAT Client versions in sandbox. None worked due to some error in hardware ID code which lasted for many releases. It means nobody ever tested GLAT Client from their staff. Most likely nobody has been scammed and this stuff has been created by person or people behind GLAT. There were some keys on StackExchange websites which never worked. Actual Bitcoin addresses appeared somewhere but no money has been transferred before they were flagged as scam. Most likely they will leave Codeberg because of disposable email registration troubles. I think they will cease using name *GLAT* soon because of complete discreditation of this name. Anyway, *Operating System Activation Technologies* might appear in future. I will take names *OSActivation* and *OSAT* to make scam more difficult. Update: names taken + *OSA* name
BadGLAT commented 1 month ago

It is recommended to ban my account (but keep organizations) now to prevent GLAT scammers from breaking into it and using this names.

This account is registered on disposable email.

Happy Hacking

It is recommended to ban my account (but keep organizations) now to prevent GLAT scammers from breaking into it and using this names. This account is registered on disposable email. Happy Hacking
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