So I was bored at work today so I googled my username today just for giggles to see what came up. As I figured my Giantbomb profile and Xbox ECT were all top results then on the second page of results I saw a listing for a site called MRKK.org and it straight up is GiantBomb. I dont think it is just a redirect or something either as Im logged in on my phone. I think this goes way beyond using the API just wanted to bring it to attention. Not sure if anyone is going to care or whatever but figured Id give a heads up anyways.
What is going oooonnnn?
Oohhhhh, I think I now what this might be. A while ago somebody mentioned a method of accessing premium content without being a subscriber, I'd throw out a guess that this is what they were talking about. That's real scummy.
E: Nevermind, I tested it and it won't let me view any subscriber videos.
You know what it doesnt have... are the adds. For a non paid member its add free.
Whatever you do, don't click the store page. "storegiantbomb.zlxx.org" shows up in the status bar when hovering over the link.
I was just checking the source code for that fake site and it does some weird redirection.For example if you login on real GB you go to "auth.giantbomb.com/login", on a fake site it goes to "authgiantbomb.cdgames.org/login". It also have some other weird sites weaved into it zlxx.org, chitika.net, forumbuy.org etc.
I don't see the end game of the scam. They could harvest passwords if people log on or money if they buy from a fake store - but it isn't like anyone is going to stumble across the site by accident (expect that one dude who made this topic).