Offical EgoPay position about last hacking attempts RSS - comments

On December 28th during the holiday period, Egopay suffered a hack that greatly impacted key merchants and partners. False values were made available in the merchants platform, when no actual value was transmitted in Egopay.

This hacker then proceeded to convert this fake value into irreversible currencies all within a one hour window. These merchants believed that this value was in their Egopay account, but unfortunately it was not. Upon discovery, at this point, Egopay immediately put restrictions in place and placed transactions from being automatically completed, to manual review to contain further damage and impact on our merchants. The Shopping Cart Interface (SCI) was also restricted. The impact amount was between 1M to 1.5M total for a handful of merchants.

We concluded, that this hack must have been perpetrated by someone from within who knew the inner workings and had privileged access, so we took immediate actions and suspended everyone that we suspected while this investigation was underway. Unfortunately, this resulted in our support services being delayed or non-existent. Support tickets were not being answered and our transaction interface was taken down to stop any further exploit. Considering the evidence on hand, Egopay was left with no choice but to take these drastic actions.

An investigation team was called in to help on December 30th, 2014. This is when things began to unravel. The team was repeatedly asking for certain accesses in order to do their job, but it was not forthcoming. Egopay reached out for help from its payment partners, including Astropay and Payza as well a few key merchants to gauge interest in helping remedy this situation. Egopay was looking for help to discover the truth of the hack, for funding or liquidity, as well as to help consult on how to resolve this situation.

The hack also exposed a gap in the cash reserves of Egopay. On January 5th, 2015 it was uncovered that the real owner of Egopay (Amir Aziz) who operated behind the scenes was embezzling money from the company for a period of time. We took immediate action to restrict all his accesses as well. Between January 5th and 16th, the remaining Egopay employees (Tadas & team) did not know who to trust anymore.

On January 16th 2015, the investigative team was finally granted full access to the servers and systems. On January 18th, 2015 Amir Aziz social engineered his way with the hosting provider to reset his accesses and grant him access again to the servers which he used in turn to delete his Egopay account from the system (we would assume to cover his scheme) and removed all other Administrative accesses.

Newsletter: EgoPay in troubles. MajesticSwan and CryptoStrategy new addons RSS - comments

Hola mis amigos,

it will not be the happiest or bubbliest of newsletters, I have to say. We're trying to get to the bottom of the EgoPay situation and hoping that it is not some big old LibertyReserve déjà vu.

People usually love their déjà whatevers, but trust me, amigos, you will not like this one. However, we did add two cool programs to our esteemed list, so be sure to check that out!

 

NEW PROGRAMS ADDED: MAJESTIC SWAN, CRYPTOSTRATEGY

Two program characters lead our way today: Majestic Swan and CryptoStrategy. Good names, interesting programs.

Let me start with something Epic, I mean, Majestic, that flies. With a glorious home page photo and domain name locked until 2014, Majestic Swan is sure making an impression. When you add to this the location, the Cayman Islands (BritCay House, 236 Eastern Avenue, George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands), and a put together website, this little bird tells us that it's all about the Forex: "as a fully legal company with over 4 years of experience in the trading business, we leverage our services on providing our clients with maximum returns on their investments". Its pretty website is secured with Comodo RSA Domain Validation Secure Server valid until December 2019.

As one may notice, the company seems to be all about the long-term commitment. Unfortunately, not much is known when it comes to the people running the program; all you get are stock-photo-looking pictures of the CEO, founders and managers. Advertised in a youtube clip as "the elite investors club", Majestic Swan offers the following plans for the long-term lovers: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced all "have no fixed length investment term, in other words you will be receiving daily interest payments for as long as you wish to stay with us".

EgoPay turned to scam or hacked? RSS - comments

egopay scam hackedFor some time now there has been some speculation regarding a very popular payment system, namely EgoPay.

It started more or less a week ago on HYIP-related and very specialized fora and there has been no stop to messages, posts and articles regarding the issue.

What is ”the issue” everybody’s talking about? EgoPay regulars started complaining that funds were missing from their accounts. No small amounts of money either, one should add. What’s more, exchangers could not (and cannot) withdraw their funds from EgoPay — regardless of the payment method chosen — as they are ”frozen”. Despite several attempts to contact EgoPay directly via live chat or e-mails, no enquiries regarding this case were answered. One cannot be sure whether it is a coincidence or cone of silence since there has been no official statement issued by EgoPay.

Some call it a ”scheme”, some ”theft”, others ”misunderstanding”. Officially, Ego Pay calls it a ”system hack” in which money were ”temporarily frozen”. Unofficially, it has been said that the whole issue may stem from a disgruntled ex-employee (there are some major changes going on at egopay currently, which includes management changes) or that merchants received e-mails with ”fake transactions”. Another big player in the payment processor game, Payeer, has joined the discussion saying that EgoPay stole their money as well. Sources say that the money in question was no less than $200,000:

Newsletter: DigAdz, AtrexTrade, PharmaFinance adds, EU5 scam signs RSS - comments

Hola mis amigos!

Are your chestnuts roasting on an open fire (no pun intended)? Is Jack Frost, the wicked man, nipping at your nose? Have your country let it snow?

All in all, is the Christmas spirit upon you, amigos? Or are you ready for some money-related issues? Actually, it doesn't matter which answer you ticked as correct, you will be given some materialistic information anyway. After all, Christmas is all about getting recently, right?

 

NEW PROGRAMS: DIGADZ, ATREXTRADE, PHARMA-FINANCE

We have three new protagonists today, amigos. Yes, it's the abundance of riches. I've told you, Christmas time is near!

First of all, there is DigAdz, one of the most annoying and, yet, memorable names in the recent history of domain names (is there such a history? If not, there should be one). While the name evokes such life-altering images as the registration plate "2QL4SQL" in a Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen movie, the website is actually as cool as you think it would be. You get the "How it Works" site with some cool graphics and slogans, but also the rather informative "Faqs" thanks to which I can now tell you that DigAdz is a revenue sharing program that deals with ads (duh, I know) and all the "marketing solution services" attached to them. DigAdz has a point system called DigPoints and "every 1 Point will deliver $0.001 worth of Value ad to your account".

Newsletter: ClubForex, Dragam, Bidex adds, EastOil, EU5 updates RSS - comments

Hola mis amigos!

What a wonderful Movember we've been having! Yes, I did say Movember, I'm officially on the bandwagon. I mean, I do love Ron Swanson, so mustaches are in the package deal.

Anyway, this wondrous month also means adding some new programs and appreciating the status quo. That's right, again, you do not need to stress out about anything major this week. Just some nip and tuck news, amigos. Let's get down to it.

 

NEW PROGRAMS ADDED: CLUB FOREX, DRAGAM, BIDEX

Our first protagonist is a private investment company called Club Forex Ltd., which is currently No. 14 on our list of programs with its fresh paying status. The information on its efficiently prepared website states that "Club Forex Ltd was founded back in 2013 and it is an officially listed company, headquartered in London". Naturally, its main focus is the Forex market, and Club Forex offers one simple option: a single investment plan which may give you up to 2.5% daily, meaning from Monday to Friday. The minimum to invest is $30 or 30EUR. As of now, the daily average – according to the charts on the website – is 1.76% with the average daily loss of 0.81%. The program accepts payments made via EgoPay, Payeer, Perfect Money and Bitcoin, but the list may be expanded in the future. Setting up an account here means giving Club Forex the minimal personal information, namely your first and last name, your country and your phone number, so it takes up to 2 minutes. As far as the company itself is concerned, not much can be found, but we do know that the company resides in Chiswick Village, London and the website's domain was created on the 18th of September this year, but the expiration date is unknown. The page is, however, secured with Comodo's RSA Extended Validation Secure Server certificate valid until October 9, 2015. To get in touch with Club Forex, you may use the contact form, the e-mail address (support@clubforex.co.uk or info@clubforex.co.uk), or 02081 447675 phone number. You can also follow Club Forex on Twitter (https://twitter.com/clubforexltd) or like their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/clubforexltd).

Newsletter: PokerAutomatics add, EastOil, MTV, EgoPay, NanoIndustry updates RSS - comments

Hola mis amigos!

First of all, let me just start by saying that everything's fine. No major dramas. We all hate drama, right?

Another thing we all normally hate is slow Internet and, yes, the elephant in the room, programs going down. But we should start with something positive, I am not a spoilsport. Speaking of sport, are you one of those who count poker as one?

 

NEW PROGRAM ADDED: POKER AUTOMATICS

Our newest, and only, hot off the press protagonist is a true gambler. I mean, in a sense, we all are, but the program I'm talking about is called Poker Automatics, so you catch my drift. Yes, the name is self-explanatory: what they are doing is making playing poker automatic. The creators of PA, as I will call it, have been working on their program for at least 8 years, as one may learn from the truly deeply comprehensive "About Poker Automatics" section. Written in a catchy and yet informative way, it tells you all you need to know about the odds, the players, the game and PA's approach. Basically, you earn because robots play, which sounds like fun and like a James Cameron movie at the same time, which at times are the same thing.

Newsletter: Oil-Group, CryptoAssets adds, NanoIndustry Investments accept skrill RSS - comments

Hola mis amigos!

Welcome, welcome to the new and improved money-monitor newsletter! Please, take a seat and make yourselves comfortable.

OK, now I sound like a flight attendant, but you do get my point, right? We're beginning a new chapter of our relationship and it's called "life after a break". Yes, I took a break (vide Ross Geller and his "We were on a break!") from you guys, but just to cleanse my palate so that I can look at our world with fresh eyes. Nothing will get past me now! Not that it did in the past, amigos, don't you worry. But you know as well as I do that we're all just getting older and we need to keep our wits about us.

 

NEW PROGRAMS:  OIL GROUP, CRYPTO-ASSETS

Two new protagonists of our saga today, covering all the basis: oil and money. If you have all two, you're basically happy, aren't you?

We do get to learn something about OIP-group, but no details, let me assure you: "a certified international company which is a part of the association financial investment companies that provide the activities of oil-producing enterprises." Here's what we know: the server is located in France, headquarters in Road-Town, British Virgin Islands and clients come from such countries as: "Oman, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Iran, Kuwait, Iraq, OAU, Russia, USA, China, Mexico, Norway, Spain, Kazakhstan, Romania". We also know that the domain was created on September 16, 2014 and does not expire for 1 year, and that the website is secured with Comodo RSA Domain Validation Secure Server certificate issued on September 25, 2015 and valid for a year. As far as the page goes, it is one of those pages that is filled with interesting reading materials.

Payza offer credit cards withdrawals RSS - comments

We know you’ve been waiting for this feature, well now it’s here!

Payza members in select countries can now withdraw funds from their Payza balances directly to their Visa credit and Visa debit cards. The Withdraw Funds by Credit Card feature has been fully restored and is available for Payza members in most countries no matter the account type. Check Payza’s Local Payment Options page to ensure that credit card withdrawals are available in your country.

LAXO TRADE: 100th day online RSS - comments

Today we have a little jubilee - exactly 100 days since we are online. It is a relatively short period, and in it we managed to become one of the leading online investment programs. We could not have achieved that without you support and, for that, we sincerely give you our thanks! For that special occasion we have decided on a small promotional bonus: all deposits today and tomorrow will receive a 10% bonus.

The bonus will be added manually. We estimate that it will not take more then 12 hours to apply the bonus. After that, it shall be normally available on your balance and ready for withdrawal. This offer will be available until the end of Monday, which is to say until Tuesday the 29th at 00:00 hours. Consider that we are in the GMT time zone. We hope this bonus will provide some initiative for our inactive members, as well as ones that want to reinvest. If you have any questions feel free to contact us. We would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for your trust.

Link to the program

Newsletter: ResortFinance, PaidVerts adds, Uinvest Compensation Fund RSS - comments

Resort FinanceHola mis amigos!

Lots to do, lots to tell. It has been of juxtapositions: silent and noisy, uneventful and difficult. As life is, I guess.

Since there are three new programs, some important updates and lots of problems to discuss, let's just dive right into today's portion of money-monitor selected information.

 

NEW PROGRAMS ADDED: PAIDVERTS, RESORT FINANCE, AUTORICH

Since Paidverts has been having problems with DDoS attacks, it's been hard for you or for me to discuss the website in detail. This MyTrafficValue-related program is "an advertising platform that pays you to interact with advertisers". What does it mean? The program lets you earn by copying text about the ads and visiting the website for 30 seconds.

First of all, despite suffering some sort of paralysis, the program's Facebook page was being updated rather regularly, for instance yesterday we were constantly informed in regards to the site's condition, so to speak. The admin let the users know when the page was down or up, or "finishing up the maintenance for the best security. Bare (sic!) with us. I will let you know once the site is up". Having ways of letting people know what's going on has always been something I consider important – Paidverts here is also on WhatsApp – even if Paidverts wants us to get naked with them, instead of being patient with them…

The domain was set up May 30, 2013 an expires in 2015. Unfortunately no SSL certificate has been implemented yet. Money earned may vary from day to day, but what stays the same is the non-returnable amount of money you need to start investing, namely $1.00. There is no maximum or minimum to withdraw. As I mentioned in the very beginning, the website shares some common ground with MTV – it was "constructed via crowd funding from MyTrafficValue" – so it's only natural that they also share the same server, hence the DDoS problems as well.

As far as the user-type activities go, registering is a piece of cake, but you do need to "enter an accurate date of birth" since it's the "primary security question". What you need to remember is that you cannot view different ads at the same time, you need to pay attention to just one – true in Paidverts, true in marriage… Paidverts accepts payments via PayPal, Payza, EgoPay, STP, PM, Western Union or bank wire. Another important snippet of information is that cash-outs may take up to 7days. Patience is your friend, here, amigos.

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