PSA: Brickers Abound

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Foxi4, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. Lorderpy

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    I've been aware of this happening for a while now, and I can calm you all down.
    The person behind this is just some trolling kid who decided to spread in the Open Shop Channel Discord server back in early August, a "Wii Pong" trojan.

    The user is trying to scare people, and is basically powerless. Nobody would be stupid enough to run it on their Nintendo Wii consoles, and he has no way of spreading this around.

    Me (dhtdht020) and other members have attempted our best at making sure the user will be taken as a pure troll and won't be given the attention they want.
    In return, the troll behind this has created "Wii Bricker 9000 - dhtdht020 edition - This won't be going away anytime soon! Enjoy being associated with a bricker!" which is basically the exact same thing, just has my twitter username on it.

    In short, the troll is absolutely powerless- an attention seeker, and is no threat to anybody.
     
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  2. Essasetic

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    Looks like I assumed correctly.
     
  3. Underguy573

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    Thank God but let us still make sure to stay on guard that first day of it.
     
  4. SushiKing

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    Why the Wii?

    I found mine in a junkyard that still works 100% fine.
     
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    Where the buffalo roam.
  6. Lorderpy

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    I'd also like to state his "team" consists of two members.
    One well known and possibly trusted by the community, who very obviously is there mainly to spy- and well, the troll himself.
    The troll also originally claimed being "transgender", and had in their github bio "she/her"
    we realized very quickly it's a lie, after he started forgetting about his preferred pronounce.
     
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  7. Flame

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    Some people just want to watch the world burn!
     
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  8. Dartz150

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    Don't you guys have Wii's? D:
     
  9. Trash_Bandatcoot

    Trash_Bandatcoot A Nintendo DSi-madman (and yet he doesn’t code)

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    Alright, lets break everything down, and tell exactly what happened here, because I know literally EVERYTHING about this situation, even meeting this asshole online.

    It started all off on GBAtemp, when some guy was talking about a "DS Owata" or "r0mloader". At the time, I didn't know what we was talking about, so I did some research. Apparently, a guy named DarkFader was all the way back in 2005 inspired by another group of PSP brickers to make a trojan horse for the Nintendo DS. Read the whole article here (once the RGDWiki gets back up, I'm looking at you Ben) https://wiki.mariocube.xyz/index.php?title=CrashMe. Everything went fine for a couple of days until someone posted on the RiiConnect24 and Open Shop Channel Discord servers a simple Wii Pong game, and he needed for people to test it. Quickly browsing to the AWFUL code in a hex editor, we were able to make the app work on Dolphin and found a little application known as Wii Bricker 9000.

    upload_2019-9-2_17-21-27.

    Even the maker of this app had the balls to tell that he was inspired by my article, asking if he could join as many Wii-related Discord servers as possible, just for attention, fame, and more importantly, bricking Wii's. After that, this guy was mostly a clown. He was most of the time an annoyance, he got banned from the Open Shop Channel, RiiConnect24 Discord servers, banned from the r/WiiHacks subreddit. He would sometimes post something on his newly-made Github account and post stuff in the wild. So far, there is this:
    -A forked/fake RiiConnect24 patcher that downloads Wii Bricker 9000 instead of the usual RiiConnect24 Wii Mail Patcher.
    -Wii Bricker 9000 - *REDACTED* Edition (not the actual name, but someone's name was mentioned in it).
    -The Wii Bricker 9000 I mentioned above.
    -A forked Wii Bricker, who'se name I also won't mention, but he made that bricker waaaaay before this whole thing went down.
    -Some minor leaks of "Project Dandelion".

    But why is he doing this? Simple:

    upload_2019-9-2_17-28-45.

    Attention. That's it. And here are we now. A bunch of yet-to-be-released brickers and a Github account where I still have to await a responce if they will take it down or not. Now, what can you do, or what can we do?
    -Do not give this guy attention, neither positive or negative attention, that is what he wants.
    -For the coming weeks, be careful with what you download from Nintendo Discord servers, Wii-related subreddits, WiiBrew and other Nintendo Wiki's, and more importantly, GBAtemp.
    -Do not accept any given application from a random account that DM'ed or PM'ed you out of nowhere, block them instantly, and notify any online moderator or admin on that server, wiki or forum.
    -If you obtain one of these brickers, DO NOT SHARE OR ARCHIVE ANY OF THESE BRICKERS AROUND. According to a message he posted, he has 800 different checksums ready, all of which will be posted probably somewhere. Make sure you keep your MD5Checker handy.

    If you have any questions left up your mind, make sure to either reply to this post with this post mentioned, or hit me up with a PM.
    That is it for now, Trash_Bandatcoot out.
     
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  10. Underguy573

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    He probably will be banned from github because he broke the Terms of Service. (spreading malware/viruses)
     
  11. Lorderpy

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    The user has been reported by multiple users, github responded to every report with a simple "We will be investigating this".
     
  12. Voyambar

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    This seems like literal bullshit. I can smell it even. Nonetheless I appreciate you guys warning your users about this if it actually turns out to be true.
     
  13. Trash_Bandatcoot

    Trash_Bandatcoot A Nintendo DSi-madman (and yet he doesn’t code)

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    Nope, Github recieved my report, and threw it onto a pile of "We'll come back on those next time".
     
  14. Zense

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    Personally I hope this person spends lots of his miserable time on this planet on making malware for an obsolete console, and not on his social life, ensuring that he'll never get the opportunity to produce offspring as degenerate as himself, and nature gets to do its thing and the rest of us move on.

    So to reiterate I hope this "hacker" spends the rest of his days developing petty viruses for the wii/gameboy/ds/3do/jaguar/virtualboy/ouya, and truly what a legacy that will be to behold.

    Meanwhile, these were the only 4 mins I could afford to spend on this. Bye.
     
  15. Lorderpy

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    A few days ago I jokingly asked the person behind this about their social life, he responded that he has no friends.
    I can doubt that's actually true- but after thinking about the stuff he spends his time on, it will be no surprise that's true.
     
  16. Trash_Bandatcoot

    Trash_Bandatcoot A Nintendo DSi-madman (and yet he doesn’t code)

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    We both have seen how much of a literal clown this guy is, seeking for attention left and right. I bet he has someone, but not anybody online.
     
  17. MrHuu

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    Yeah.. everyone, only allow official GIT!

    Well thats bs. About 95% of the visitors in atleast the 3DS thread are NOT interested in any code or whatsoever.

    If the source is available.. nice! But hardly anyone is interested or capable to actually determine if it malware or not.

    It sucks tho that they're makin this.
    Sh*theads..
     
  18. Jack54782

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    Project Dandelion? Sounds like the name of an Animal Crossing mod, so cute.
     
  19. maddenmike95

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    Would said malware/brick be able to transfer through save files? I have been downloading a lot 100% save files to go try out as of lately. Also it's on a wii u running in vwii mode.
     
  20. Trash_Bandatcoot

    Trash_Bandatcoot A Nintendo DSi-madman (and yet he doesn’t code)

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    From what we've seen, it's not very cute. Keep that in mind :P.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Nope, this little kiddy just quickly smacked something together to ruin our day, so nothing should come of it in save files.
     
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