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I just received 2 emails from "Fairplay Games" with a link in them that takes you to a attack site. Their Email has been compromised. DO NOT OPEN EMAILS FROM FAIRPLAY GAMES or atthe very least click the links in them. It is either that they have had their database stolen or their computers are infected with a virus.
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Re: Fairplay Games Sending Virus Links!
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I just received 2 emails from "Fairplay Games" with a link in them that takes you to a attack site. Their Email has been compromised. DO NOT OPEN EMAILS FROM FAIRPLAY GAMES or atthe very least click the links in them. It is either that they have had their database stolen or their computers are infected with a virus.


Not necessarily. It could be a third party who has your email address and theirs in their addressbook. Oftentimes viruses will scan an addressbook and send an email to someone in the addressbook from someone else in the addressbook to make it look legit.

Of course, that doesn't rule out fairplay having the problem, but it doesn't necessarily prove that they do either.
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Re: Fairplay Games Sending Virus Links!
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I just received 2 emails from "Fairplay Games" with a link in them that takes you to a attack site. Their Email has been compromised. DO NOT OPEN EMAILS FROM FAIRPLAY GAMES or atthe very least click the links in them. It is either that they have had their database stolen or their computers are infected with a virus.


Have you run malwarebytes on your system lately? www.malwarebytes.com
 
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Re: Fairplay Games Sending Virus Links!
Never downloaded the emails they are on my email server. This is not my end. So unless GoDaddy is infected I would say it is on Fairplays side. seeing as how the emails came from AOL and Hotmail addresses it may be that their mailing list got hacked but this system that I am on right now has never been to fairplay games' website until after the emails came as I have not bought from them since last year and this is running windows 7 so I would say the OS is pretty recent and was a clean fresh install.

I am also running Norton IS 2009, Zonealarm Pro 2010 and Spybot Search and Destroy. Pretty sure I am virus and malware free.
 
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Re: Fairplay Games Sending Virus Links!
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lordunborn wrote:
I just received 2 emails from "Fairplay Games" with a link in them that takes you to a attack site. Their Email has been compromised. DO NOT OPEN EMAILS FROM FAIRPLAY GAMES or atthe very least click the links in them. It is either that they have had their database stolen or their computers are infected with a virus.


Not necessarily. It could be a third party who has your email address and theirs in their addressbook. Oftentimes viruses will scan an addressbook and send an email to someone in the addressbook from someone else in the addressbook to make it look legit.

Of course, that doesn't rule out fairplay having the problem, but it doesn't necessarily prove that they do either.


Very well could be a coincidence. It would be a pretty far stretch to believe that it is just a random thing that they used fairplay games' name as the sender and had a email address of a person that bought from them over a year ago and accidentally matched the two together.

I just want people to know to look out for anything from fairplay with just a link in it that says click!

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Re: Fairplay Games Sending Virus Links!
I also just checked my spam folder and I had two emails: one from someone called "Admin fairplay" and another from someone called "Fplay games." Both clearly spam.
 
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Re: Fairplay Games Sending Virus Links!
Three different e-mails in my inbox from "Fplay games", "support fairplay", and "Fairplay Games"...

Came here to find the reason. Thanks! (subsequently deleted)
 
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Re: Fairplay Games Sending Virus Links!
Yeah I found one in my spam folder as well on Yahoo mail. All it had was a hypertext link labeled "GO" but no message. Promptly deleted it. Does Fairplay know about this?
 
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It doesn't mean Fairplay's email system is compromised. They could just be spoofs.
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Re: Fairplay Games Sending Virus Links!
tibbs2 wrote:
It doesn't mean Fairplay's email system is compromised. They could just be spoofs.


Which is probably what they are. It is incredibly easy to spoof not only an email, but also a legitimate looking relay history in the headers.
 
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Re: Fairplay Games Sending Virus Links!
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It doesn't mean Fairplay's email system is compromised. They could just be spoofs.


As I said above the chances are very slim that this is a coincidence. Just seems pretty amazing that this is all random. I agree that it is NOT fairplay games sending virus links to people. That is just silly. This is a warning that EMAILS SENT WITH FAIRPLAY GAMES AS THE SENDER MAY BE A VIRUS.

Take it how you will but I am just putting out the warning. I could just sit back and say well there is nobody that naive that would open a email and just click a link because it said so. But I guess if that was the case then there would be no virus out there.

Don't think I am pointing a finger at fairplay games just saying that something is sending emails to gamers at random with fairplay as the sender

After searching the headers I "Think" that the senders IS NOT FAIRPLAYS COMPUTERS but that it is still pretty amazing that someone knows to send fairplay customers emails from fairplay. I just think that fairplay has been compromised.

I guess the title of this is misleading and will change the title of the main post.
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Thank you. I appreciate the warning.

Have you e-mailed Fairplay about it? I imagine they'd be interested to know of the issue so they can warn customers themselves of the threat or further attempt to rectify it.
 
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Yes I have and have been checking my junk mail box just incase a good email from them get filtered.
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It seems to me to be likely that fairplay's email list was compromised. Its possible someone is just randomly sending out to random people with fairplay in subject BUT, why would they choose fairplay to put in subject? They'd have far more responses putting something like "Bank of America" in the subject if it was to random people. The fact that they are putting fairplay in subject indicates its more likely fairplay's list of email addresses are compromised (or else someone has a grudge against them).

Also, the fact that 4 different BGG users with 4 different emails have responded in this thread within THREE HOURS, and I find it hard to belive that random emails going to a bunch of random people in the internet would arrive at 4 random bgg people who read this particular thread and post in it.
 
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Not the subject of my emails from them. they are the sender in mine. A simple look at the email addresses shows it is not fairplay games sending them but someone that got a hold of their prior customers emails. Was it just emails or was it also our credit card information????
 
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jschlickbernd wrote:
lordunborn wrote:
I just received 2 emails from "Fairplay Games" with a link in them that takes you to a attack site. Their Email has been compromised. DO NOT OPEN EMAILS FROM FAIRPLAY GAMES or atthe very least click the links in them. It is either that they have had their database stolen or their computers are infected with a virus.


Have you run malwarebytes on your system lately? www.malwarebytes.com


what's that?
 
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Fairplay's website must be compromised. I use domain-specific email addresses with my various online accounts, and I received some of these emails to that email address. I've used that specific email address on no other site.
I've emailed them.
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I got these two emails this morning too
 
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They have forwarded the information I sent to their security team is what they told me.

 
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lordunborn wrote:
Very well could be a coincidence. It would be a pretty far stretch to believe that it is just a random thing that they used fairplay games' name as the sender and had a email address of a person that bought from them over a year ago and accidentally matched the two together.


It's not a coincidence at all. It is extremely likely that there is a person out there who has emailed both you and Fairplay. If that person's computer has an email virus, that would be sufficient to generate virus emails to you with Fairplay in the "from" field.
 
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Again that would require certain conditions that I know have not been met.
 
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I also received a copy of bogus emails yesterday.
 
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sagitar wrote:
jschlickbernd wrote:
lordunborn wrote:
I just received 2 emails from "Fairplay Games" with a link in them that takes you to a attack site. Their Email has been compromised. DO NOT OPEN EMAILS FROM FAIRPLAY GAMES or atthe very least click the links in them. It is either that they have had their database stolen or their computers are infected with a virus.


Have you run malwarebytes on your system lately? www.malwarebytes.com


what's that?


A very good anti-malware program (it checks for spyware, adware, internet explorer hijackers, etc).
 
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lordunborn wrote:
I just received 2 emails from "Fairplay Games" with a link in them that takes you to a attack site. Their Email has been compromised. DO NOT OPEN EMAILS FROM FAIRPLAY GAMES or atthe very least click the links in them. It is either that they have had their database stolen or their computers are infected with a virus.


Did you send a complaint? They could be infected, but then again might not know it. goo
 
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