Important warning regarding Minecraft account theft

If you get asked to download from a website (like Mediafire, but not limited to just that one) or receive over Skype any program to “test it out” or for any reason really, do not do it. Here’s how this social engineering trick is played out – real attempt made on this server:

Minecraft Account Theft

This is a trojan program written in Java that will steal your Minecraft user and password and email them over to the person that wrote the trojan.

From that point on, that person – let’s call it Mr. Corley – has full control over your Minecraft account and can log on in to any server posing as yourself.

If you’ve downloaded or received over Skype or any file sharing website such programs in the last weeks, you’re advised to immediately change your Minecraft password.

There have been several reports of this going on and already several people lost their in-game items.

Pass this warning on to your friends too. Play safe people, think before you run unknown programs from strangers!

Stay safe, have fun.

33 thoughts on “Important warning regarding Minecraft account theft

    1. heatseeker0 Post author

      Yes it is. And so far I know 4 accounts just on this server have been stolen using this scheme.

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      1. Zoah123

        My account was hacked my was stolen but i never downloaded anything, i lost 600k and 2 beacons! plus all my other lesser valuables but i changed my password right away

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      1. Molybdenum33

        Hey Heat, I know this guy that tried to get me to download one his name is Bac0n8ter. He plays on your server, luckily i didn’t have skype. He asked me yesterday and I am glad I read this. If i had had skype I would have down it also. Thanks for posting this.

        And also amazing dude keep it up please.

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        1. heatseeker0 Post author

          That was a stolen account and was banned shortly after he started trying to distribute his trojan.

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  1. Ryandrew8

    😀 Thanks for making people aware heat. EEvolution acted like his program was a simple Java But it was keylogging my User and Pass. Thanks for clarifying to everyone that this could happen.

    And guys, its not just through skype. They can Email, Put it Through Dropbox, or even Mediafire. Just Be aware!

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    1. heatseeker0 Post author

      No, that’s not how his program works.

      By simply running it, it reads the encrypted file from your computer disk where Minecraft stores the username and pass, decrypts it and then emails it over to a GMail email address.

      2 seconds after you ran the program, he has your account and pass. You don’t have to enter anything or do anything else.

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  2. jjdahm

    i told him i would but I will look through the codes so he cant hack heat I would recommend sending the chat to notch and he will most likely ban his account and make it a safer server

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    1. heatseeker0 Post author

      The 2 accounts he used to try this were locally banned on this server. The second one is certainly an account he stole using this method.

      Getting the police involved in this, and passing over his real life details was probably the best way for me to handle this which I did.

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  3. jjdahm

    Heat can you roll back chat around 3:30 to 4:15 I saw another person not eevolution and he also had me download something I didn’t a told him I needed to look through codes so no hack but that wouldn’t work I told him he was a hacker and he replied back ok it is still trnsfering and i need to look through codes to make sure your not hacking my minecraft he said ok I said ok your a hacker he said your

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    1. heatseeker0 Post author

      I’ve already seen that chat, and I know it was the same physical person behind it but using a different stolen account. That account was banned on this server minutes later.

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      1. Sparky

        I would recommend making it a permanent ip ban.. That way it is impossible for them to keep doing this. But then again they know what they are doing, they probably can get pass the ip ban OnO

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        1. heatseeker0 Post author

          An IP ban can only do so much. Making people aware is more useful and helpful in the long run.

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  4. jossie2000:D

    When I first joined this server Which was a long time ago , i saw on the chat someone say “Oh im selling a minecraft account that I hacked! msg me a price” Something close to that.

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  5. WitchHat

    Thanks for caring for your server members, heat! I am immune to this as I lack a Skype, but I know many others have Skype.
    And please forgive me as my internet hasn’t been working lately, so I haven’t been on much 😛
    ~WitchHat (not signed in)

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  6. YourBoss_

    Heat, when this happened, it affected my island member as well but he refused to open the link. After that he said I wouldn’t be a part of the island until the problem is resolved. I want to know how this affects our island.

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      1. YourBoss_

        I was, I did change my password though. He said that I should leave the island until I talk to you about it. If you see him, can you talk to him please? His name is Tylerthegreat26.

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        1. YourBoss_

          I thought you meant affected by the trojan, I meant I was almost hacked, sorry I was not a part of the trojan

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        2. heatseeker0 Post author

          It’s good that you changed your password, for your own safety. I don’t get involved in who players add or remove from islands, sorry.

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  7. how to get free minecraft premium account accounts april 2013

    I enjoy reading a post that can make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!

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  8. Big_O_Nate

    I saw in the chat that Heatseeker said the real life police can get involed? is it against the law to do this
    “scam”? (dont email me im using my moms email, lol)

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    1. heatseeker0 Post author

      I am sorry but I’m no attorney so can’t offer any advice in this area. Your best bet, and my suggestion is if you were victim of an account theft is to contact a local attorney, explain them the situation and ask for advice.

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