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WEBSITE THAT STEALS ART: DO NOT SEARCH!!!!!!

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 22, 2012, 1:56 PM
[NEW DEVELOPMENTS] its worse than some may think ninjakato.deviantart.com/journ…

[UPDATE ON HOW TO HELP SHUT IT DOWN] darlingmionette.deviantart.com… link to a journal on dA on what you can do to help shut the website down.

some of you may have heard of this: DONT SEARCH THAT WEBSITE!!! I've read about this, if you search your username it steals your art, not before, AFTER. DO NOT GO ON THAT WEBSITE ITS A TRICK!

DO NOT SEARCH!!!!!!!!!! IF YOU SEARCH A USERNAME, THEN YOU HAVE SCREWED THAT PERSON OVER!!!!

"Also hey, just saw this whch y'know makes way more fuckin sense

""GUYS STOP PUTTING SEARCHES INTO THAT WEBSITE!!! DO NOT EVEN VISIT IT!

It's a site that works like a search engine and once you enter your username it can search the web and collect the information that way, similar to google. I can't see how else it could possibly have almost every single person who searches for themselves on that site.

I do not believe the site actually hosts your images, but instead snags them up AFTER you make a search. THE MORE YOU SEARCH THE MORE IMAGES/LINKS ARE FARMED ONTO THE SIGHT. THE SITE ALSO SHOWS SIGNS OF HOSTING MALWARE!

DO NOT GO TO THIS SITE. DO NOT ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO SEARCH FOR THEIR USERNAMES. There is already plenty of evidence to show that this is a bad site and there is no reason you should put your computer at risk. If you are wondering if your stuff will show up, chances are it will, only BECAUSE you searched in the first place! Don't let curiosity kill the cat this time!

Read the journal to find the steps you need to take if you wish to report the site BUT DO NOT VISIT IT. You can report the site without needing to visit it.""

apparently this is going around tumblr but I'm not sure where the original post is."

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:iconnakumah:
Nakumah Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!! 0o0
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:iconnj-shadow:
NJ-Shadow Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for telling us about this
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Lightnymfa Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
fuck...
my best friends sister searched my username on that...
she linked me the result then >.<
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:iconshadows-senpai:
Shadows-Senpai Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
KJHSDAJKDSHLKSHDALK GODDAMNIT JAKSHFKHJFSA *EXPLODES* Q~Q One of my 'friends' noted me a link to that today, and told me to look up my user in that website ..... :iconcannotevenplz:
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:icondemonml:
DemonML Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   Digital Artist
someone searched my username for me, even after I know not to go on that site TT^TT
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Shadows-Senpai Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
TT^TT :icontherethereplz: Damned Site .n.
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:iconheart0fink:
Heart0fInk Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to do a copy pasta of this journal if you don't mind.
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:icondemonml:
DemonML Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   Digital Artist
okay
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:iconheart0fink:
Heart0fInk Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ma'am. :salute:
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:icondemonml:
DemonML Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   Digital Artist
no problem, this needs to get out there to help stop this. All of my art is just for fun on here, but others make a living from dA and something like this can really be devastating.
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Heart0fInk Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here. I mean i don't do this for a living either, but it still bites my @$$ when someone thinks they can just come and take it. :grump:

What really gets me is that people that make programs/sites like that think that there isn't any consequence for them deciding to get greedy and taking other peoples hard work.

I just hope they take down the site and prosecute whomever made it. (Unlikely though that may be.) :\
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kroeger94 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I only visited it and I was like, what the fuck.
Because I saw a shit ton of my stuff and a friends.
I wasn't too happy.
I didn't know what to do about it so I left it alone. :\
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:icondemonml:
DemonML Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   Digital Artist
there is a way to report it provided in the journal links.
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:iconkatieosika:
KatieOsika Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
After reading yours and NinjaKato's journals about this, I opted to make a journal about computer safety. I'm promoting it here only because I want people to stay safe during this fiasco..

Mass Art Theft Survival Guide
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:icondemonml:
DemonML Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   Digital Artist
wow..this is...actually pretty useful c:
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:iconkatieosika:
KatieOsika Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yay, I'm glad you think so ^__^
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:icontsunami-noboru:
tsunami-noboru Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student General Artist
crap, I searched my username on that website.
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:icondemonml:
DemonML Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   Digital Artist
a lot of people did, but in the journal there is contact info for you to report it
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:iconmarlonthegreenwolf:
Marlonthegreenwolf Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
hahahaha
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:iconnutella-cat:
NUTELLA-CAT Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
casually searches people i hate
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:icondemonml:
DemonML Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Digital Artist
don't even do that, you'll just give the site more attention and put yourself at risk for malware and viruses.
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:iconnutella-cat:
NUTELLA-CAT Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
casually uses near broken ipod
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:iconsharkfu:
Sharkfu Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LMAO
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:iconnutella-cat:
NUTELLA-CAT Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
casually scrolls through dildos on livestreams
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:iconvencentio:
Vencentio Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
When I came online today, my friend told me how my 'art had been stolen'. She had searched for my username, thus getting a load of my art on there.
I'm not concerned, but I simply don't understand why websites like this exist.
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:icondemonml:
DemonML Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Digital Artist
they're just there to be a pain in the ass and make people's lives miserable
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:iconvencentio:
Vencentio Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
True
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:iconlizziecat1279:
lizziecat1279 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Actually I doubt this person cares about making people miserable, they're just wanting to make easy money. They get money for all those ads, regardless of the amount of malware in them
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theguynobodyknows Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
it just makes me wonder who would take the time to make this kind of site.. its just sad. i really do hope it gets shuts down, and sorry you had people search your name, so i want ti shut down even faster
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lizziecat1279 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student General Artist
They're not trying to make people miserable, they're making money off of this. Every ad they have gives them money, so technically if you don't have an adblocker and are visiting the site you are encouraging them to take more crap.
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HikariDana Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh gawd...I didn't know..I already searched my name on there and found 9 pieces of my artwork on there .~. ...well crap
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:icondemonml:
DemonML Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Digital Artist
[link] this tells you how to report it.
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:iconhikaridana:
HikariDana Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok,thx .u.
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swiftyuki Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I went on there yesteerday [stupidme]. I got two blank windows popping up and 24 popups blocked in one go.
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:iconillydragonfly:
IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Writer
Damn it. It already stole my works. It's so furstrating!
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:icondemonml:
DemonML Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Digital Artist
hopefully action is being taken against it.
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:iconillydragonfly:
IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Writer
But damn it, I even helped that because I tried to warn everyone and instead I made my friends click it! I feel so guilt now. :(
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:icondemonml:
DemonML Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Digital Artist
That's why I didn't provide the link, but its okay, a lot of people don't know....
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:iconillydragonfly:
IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Writer
I edited asking to not click and removed the link with the works stolen by my gallery.
I hope someone can make them stop, it's really annoying.
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:icondemonml:
DemonML Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Digital Artist
im sure it will be fine
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:iconillydragonfly:
IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Writer
:hug:
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Rurikredwolf Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Writer
I'm kinda skeptical. We have no information that this site exists, and to be h onest, stuff like this goes around too many times that it's hard to take seriously. There may be a site like this, but considering the lack of information, the lack of a website in general, and the lack of any form of concrete evidence does raise a few questions. In a way, I think that this is also a way to get people to the site as well; people will get curious and BAM.

Bescides, if you have a good anti-virus, the site will be immediately blocked if there are threats on the site, stopping more people from getting there. The site will likely be shut down if it exists, as a virus website does typically get shut down and many art sites that steal art generally get shut down.
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lizziecat1279 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student General Artist
It does exist, the original poster here simply didn't want to tempt you with going there by providing a link. It's not an art site, the creator is just wanting to make money. Which they do by selling adspace.
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Dark-Spine-Dragon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Not all anti-viruses saves people computers. The "google redirect virus" is a virus that only a certain program can detect. Not AVG, Not any anti-virus OR ant-malware. I have had run ins with this virus MANY times and I have something called Kaspersky TTDS Killer(i think). It is built to find the "google redirect virus" and remove it. From experience I do know the virus well and it seems to come from fraud sites or sites wanting money.
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:iconrurikredwolf:
Rurikredwolf Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Writer
No, you're right, but I was talking generally. That's probably what this site is giving out, or something similar. Think about it; artists get pissed about this site, they go to it, get a virus, get info, steal...rinse and repeat. It's like some sort of effing evil empire!
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Dark-Spine-Dragon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I honestly wouldn't be surprised if that "google redirect virus" is flying off that site. people wont even see it coming.
Same evil empire is correct, but that doesn't mean we can't warn others of it which is what Demon is doing. Weather the site is real or not, better safe than sorry.
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:iconrurikredwolf:
Rurikredwolf Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Writer
Nononono, never said that warning was a bad idea, but you already know some idiot has searched it since Demon posted it. Hopefully they will listen though. I honestly give it a month before it is removed if it's sprouting a virus like the GRV.
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Dark-Spine-Dragon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
If they searched then they are stupid fucktards in my opinion. They get what they deserve if a virus like GRV jump their computer cause then Google will become useless, webpages will show up weird and their computer will crash 15 times a day if it's on that long.
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Rurikredwolf Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Writer
Stupid fucktards indeed...It's like passing a sign that says 'DANGER NUCLEAR WEAPONS TEST ZONE' and strolling in with beach clothing.
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Dark-Spine-Dragon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yep. My thoughts exactly.
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