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    GAPT

    Brief Overview
    GAPT is a group aiming to make growtopia - and ultimately the web, safer by taking down Phishing sites in growtopia.

    Reporting phishing sites
    Reporting world: GAPTXYZ
    Reporting form: https://gapt.xyz/
    To contact us/report/watch/chill on discord: https://discord.gg/4yudzWU

    Mission statement
    1. To make the game a safer and more enjoyable place for growtopians
    2. To disrupt the ease of phishing in Growtopia

    About us
    GAPT will use tools available online to determine the hosters of phishing websites, and file the appropriate reports needed to take the site down. In cases where the hoster is unresponsive, we will escalate the report to the CERT/CSIRT based in the country where the website is located.
    As of the making of this post, we have taken down approximately 3500 websites.

    What is a phishing site
    A phishing site, is a site which requests for your personal login data while falsely promising rewards if you do so.
    An example would be the sites on the SB chat claiming that "you have won dls"
    Phishing sites come in all sorts, but for the ones broadcasted in GT, it will usually end with a .ml or a .cf

    Type of sites that are rejected
    1. Legitimate sites sent to troll us. (E.G google.com)
    2. Sites that ask for your username to generate items without asking for your password- In this case, the site is a fraudulent gift generator, not a phishing site. Fraudulent gift generators have not gained much international attention due to their relative harmlessness, with many internet hosters not receptive to take it down.
    3. Phishing sites for other gamesWhile our overall long term goal is to make the internet safer, we would like to specialise in growtopia to build on our foundations before moving to other games/fields

    Staff applications


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    2019 Report Released 25th December




    The new security frontier:
    https://www.growtopiagame.com/forums...57#post4162857



    Thank you for reading up to this point
    and for bearing with this for the whole of this year. Thread will go down when the new year begins
    Last edited by lucklife; 12-27-2019, 04:30 AM. Reason: Included 2019 report
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    Originally posted by lucklife View Post

    GTPP

    Brief Overview
    GTPP is a group aiming to make growtopia - and ultimately the web, safer by taking down Phishing sites in growtopia.

    Reporting phishing sites
    Reporting form: https://gtpp.ga/
    To contact us/report on discord: https://discord.gg/4yudzWU

    Mission statement
    1. To make the game a safer and more enjoyable place for growtopians
    2. To disrupt the ease of phishing in Growtopia

    About us
    GTPP will use tools available online to determine the hosters of phishing websites, and file the appropriate reports needed to take the site down. In cases where the hoster is unresponsive, we will escalate the report to the CERT/CSIRT based in the country where the website is located.
    As of the making of this post, we have taken down approximately 3500 websites.

    What is a phishing site
    A phishing site, is a site which requests for your personal login data while falsely promising rewards if you do so.
    An example would be the sites on the SB chat claiming that "you have won dls"
    Phishing sites come in all sorts, but for the ones broadcasted in GT, it will usually end with a .ml or a .cf

    Type of sites that are rejected
    1. Legitimate sites sent to troll us. (E.G google.com)
    2. Sites that ask for your username to generate items without asking for your password- In this case, the site is a fraudulent gift generator, not a phishing site. Fraudulent gift generators have not gained much international attention due to their relative harmlessness, with many internet hosters not receptive to take it down.
    3. Phishing sites for other gamesWhile our overall long term goal is to make the internet safer, we would like to specialise in growtopia to build on our foundations before moving to other games/fields

    Staff applications


    Extras




    Thank you for reading up to this point

    That font makes my eyes hurt so I didn't read any of it.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Caine View Post
      That font makes my eyes hurt so I didn't read any of it.
      Lel, but tbh, same
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      • #4
        Ok it's a nice system but why can't we just scroll down to the bottom and press "report abuse"
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Caine View Post
          That font makes my eyes hurt so I didn't read any of it.
          Originally posted by FourSides View Post
          Lel, but tbh, same
          Well you two, I have reverted back to everyone's favourite black tahoma from the old forums. Now give it a read

          Originally posted by SmartWaffle View Post
          Ok it's a nice system but why can't we just scroll down to the bottom and press "report abuse"
          Well yes you can do that, but that is only addressing 1 cause of the issue. The player. The site is still active and engaging in phishing activites. As long as the player has an alt somewhere, the phishing site will continue to be sent around. You need to control both in order to effectively solve this problem. We aren't mods, we can't ban them, but we can work on the other half of the problem.
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          • #6
            Great initiative although I don't see a real point to this.

            As far as I'm aware most people are aware about staff applications and how they work. A person with over 100 world locks most likely wouldn't but his/her credentials into the phising site.

            It's a very well known thing and with the advanced authentication method inside the game (if you've enabled it) it's pretty much not possible to get into the account without your extra premission.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Devours
              Correct, I do not expect to be remembered. We are invisible to the rest of the community, there is no telling how much hate we might get if every builder of a phishing site turns on us. Just like how the rest of my team is invisible to you. We do not expect anything.
              I know there is a lot of sites, even more than you since I've been on the frontline here. As I've stated, we've taken down approximately 3500 sites, and discovering more. Through extra tools like website blockers, switching search engines, I'm able to see the new sites and block the old sites, easily making the new ones visible. Thanks for your concern though.

              How long you ask? We intend to keep going until we meet technical issues that we cannot solve. Personally, as I've said, this is fun - destroying someone's malicious work.

              You have your opinion that people need to experience pain to learn, I have my opinion that internet laws should be upheld to protect users from pain. Let's end it here, stop responding to the thread thank you.
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              • #8
                Not a very big fan of this idea, but good luck
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                • #9
                  Shouldn't Ubisoft be the one doing this kind of stuff

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by lucklife View Post
                    GTPP

                    Brief Overview
                    GTPP is a group aiming to make growtopia - and ultimately the web, safer by taking down Phishing sites in growtopia.

                    Reporting phishing sites
                    Reporting form: https://gtpp.ga/
                    To contact us/report on discord: https://discord.gg/4yudzWU

                    Mission statement
                    1. To make the game a safer and more enjoyable place for growtopians
                    2. To disrupt the ease of phishing in Growtopia

                    About us
                    GTPP will use tools available online to determine the hosters of phishing websites, and file the appropriate reports needed to take the site down. In cases where the hoster is unresponsive, we will escalate the report to the CERT/CSIRT based in the country where the website is located.
                    As of the making of this post, we have taken down approximately 3500 websites.

                    What is a phishing site
                    A phishing site, is a site which requests for your personal login data while falsely promising rewards if you do so.
                    An example would be the sites on the SB chat claiming that "you have won dls"
                    Phishing sites come in all sorts, but for the ones broadcasted in GT, it will usually end with a .ml or a .cf

                    Type of sites that are rejected
                    1. Legitimate sites sent to troll us. (E.G google.com)
                    2. Sites that ask for your username to generate items without asking for your password- In this case, the site is a fraudulent gift generator, not a phishing site. Fraudulent gift generators have not gained much international attention due to their relative harmlessness, with many internet hosters not receptive to take it down.
                    3. Phishing sites for other gamesWhile our overall long term goal is to make the internet safer, we would like to specialise in growtopia to build on our foundations before moving to other games/fields

                    Staff applications


                    Extras




                    Thank you for reading up to this point
                    I tried reading it. This time there were too many words.

                    Jk I read. Good initiative.
                    Love the life you live and live the life you love

                    GrowID || Kitty

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                    • #11
                      Wow, this is pretty cool.

                      I've been reading all the back and forth comments so won't really mention how it seems very hard.

                      I'll try to do my part and report the worlds to you guys!

                      Also for the people who mention whats the point, this guy seems to kinda know what hes doing and knows theres no real benefit for himself.

                      On the other hand, if we can close these phishing websites, it may increase the app's rating cause less people will get hacked(by phishing).

                      Sadly i can't join in on the group cause I got a lot of hw usually...
                      They are two types of people in the world. Me and not me.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by NekoWolf View Post
                        Not a very big fan of this idea, but good luck
                        Ehehe, thanks, we'll be sure to publish our overall stats at the end of the year and impress you

                        Originally posted by Jedaki View Post
                        Shouldn't Ubisoft be the one doing this kind of stuff
                        Yes they should, every company should be responsible for keeping their own good image and reputation on the net.
                        However, it does seem like ubisoft has its own problems in game to deal with. Support has their own requests and mods are not trained to deal with this. That's why we stepped in at the beginning of the year.


                        Originally posted by Caine View Post
                        I tried reading it. This time there were too many words.
                        Jk I read. Good initiative.
                        Hey, what happened to the more the merrier?

                        Originally posted by Malware View Post
                        Wow, this is pretty cool.

                        I've been reading all the back and forth comments so won't really mention how it seems very hard.

                        I'll try to do my part and report the worlds to you guys!

                        Also for the people who mention whats the point, this guy seems to kinda know what hes doing and knows theres no real benefit for himself.

                        On the other hand, if we can close these phishing websites, it may increase the app's rating cause less people will get hacked(by phishing).

                        Sadly i can't join in on the group cause I got a lot of hw usually...
                        *The sites, not the world :]. We can't do anything about the worlds .

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                        • #13
                          This idea sounds interesting, I'm trying it out rn!
                          Don’t wait for opportunity. Create it.
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                          • #14
                            nice idea +1
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                            • #15
                              you said pp

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