The whole of the Stardoll nation went in a frenzy after a bunch of “Elites” were “Hacked” by the Italian Mafia.
Old post I made about Italian Mafia in 2009: https://lel1996stardollblog.wordpress.com/2009/03/07/hacked-friends-request-gossip-gossip-gossip/
Just to get some background story for all those who do not know what is meant by the Italian Mafia. In the month of March 2009, very well-known members were hacked simultaneously and lost all their precious rares. One of the hackers was from Italy, so someone nick-named the hackers the Italian Mafia. To me that was pretty childish, not to mention discriminating against Italian Stardoll users.
People came up with the idea that the hackers figured out the passwords by sending a Password Log hidden in a Friend Request. I don’t think you can embed such a code into a friend request without any codes appearing in front of the users. People were claiming that these friend requests were those which you would accept – such as:
“Hi, Love you Suite. Beautiful Medoll. 5/5 :)”.
I don’t believe that was true in anyway at all. There was no evidential proof of this at all.
Now a few well-known Stardoll users were hacked yesterday and this appeared on their presentations:
They didn’t steal any Rares or Stardollars, all they did was change their Medoll’s and presentations – which I thought was pretty strange. If you are a hacker then surely enough the aim of it all is to receive something back from it. I’m not going to say that these people were looking for their “15 minutes of fame”, but at first it seemed that it may have been a publicity stunt or it was just all a joke.
Then on this Italian Mafia account there was a list of very well-known Stardoll users and they claimed they were either going to be hacked or deleted:
Suddenly – from nowhere- there were over twenty Italian Mafia accounts. Now when you search ItalianMafia on Search Friends, there is over 4 pages:
Also those are the only accounts that are females.
Not all these people are the same person or the same group of people. It’s like a snowball. Immature people think it will be funny to create their own ItalianMafia account to join in the parade and to scare others, when obviously they have no clue on how to hack themselves. To prove this:
Now I know the evidence I have shown seems like the whole thing is a hoax, well I was looking at some of the ItalianMafia accounts whilst I was not logged in and I seen Callie.Stardoll viewing their pages:
I never thought it was that serious. May be Stardoll was doing this to try to check up on any mysterious behaviours on accounts or just trying to calm down the situation. Think about it, if this was definitely serious then Stardoll would have taken drastic action against these accounts but they have done nothing and have not given out any warnings to anybody.
In my opinion, people are over-reacting. If any Mafia account threatens to hack you- they are just trying to make you feel vulnerable and scared. If you want to make sure that your account is safe, don’t view any mysterious links people send to you on Stardoll although tinypics are okay, don’t accept any friend requests and delete your Cookies and Internet browsing history often. I think if they are using a Password log, then every time you accept friend requests- immediately change your password.
UPDATE: Do not visit the Italian Mafia blog or Anonymous links on blogs. These are fitted with Tracking Cookies which helps the Hackers know your password. If you have visited the blog then delete all your Tracking Cookies and Internet Browsing data and change your Stardoll Password immediately.
People are making this out to be such a massive deal, although none of the “hacked” accounts had anything stolen, hadn’t been deleted and only the Medoll and presentation were changed. It’s just immature people online trying to give everyone a little scare.
Obviously I haven’t spoken about the other side of the story- from the people who have been hacked. Although according to one user who was hacked, the person from the ItalianMafia bribed the hacker to let people know it was the Mafia’s doing in exchange for gifts.
The first 2 pictures- credit goes to http://flashyfashion.blogg.se/