Warning!! Account wiped out by a Hack in Metatrader

May 01, 2017 at 11:25
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Member Since Feb 22, 2011   4862 posts
May 05, 2017 at 12:13
I have been trading for years.
I have never had a single issue with any kind of hacking software for mt4.
The only issue you might have is between chair and keyboard.
Yes you are the only issue.
Member Since May 06, 2017   2 posts
May 07, 2017 at 07:03
Norman66 posted:
Hello guys, I want to warn all of you that there is a hack out there called 'Anticapitalist' that when it detects operations in metatrader it gets in it to wipe out the account.

My account of 65.000 EUR in Pepperstone was wiped out for this hack. I claimed to Pepperstone but they said to me that it is my responsability for not having any antivirus software. PLEASE, BE CAREFULL WITH THIS HACK.

I happened to something very similar to you per less amount of money, it is very complex as this virus works, is devastating.
Member Since May 06, 2017   2 posts
May 07, 2017 at 07:21
Someone who says he has not had problems with some hacking in the mt4 is lying because somehow or other we are affected.
Member Since Feb 22, 2011   4862 posts
May 08, 2017 at 07:06
Guys,

as i said the problem is between the chair and keyboard.

There is no such virus for MT4,
even if there were such virus you should not have ran it on your trading server.
Member Since May 01, 2017   10 posts
May 09, 2017 at 06:24
Hi vontorgr, the thing is that I didn´t know about it. Ok, that I only want is to advise to all investors here, that´s all.
I hope I have helped with my notice.
Member Since May 06, 2017   2 posts
May 09, 2017 at 14:49
togr posted:
Guys,

as i said the problem is between the chair and keyboard.

There is no such virus for MT4,
even if there were such virus you should not have ran it on your trading server.

How can we prevent it from happening in the future?
Member Since May 06, 2017   2 posts
May 09, 2017 at 14:50
togr posted:
Guys,

as i said the problem is between the chair and keyboard.

There is no such virus for MT4,
even if there were such virus you should not have ran it on your trading server.

You say that because it has not happened, but the person in front of the computer how can you compete against a hack? It is easy to say what to do but when you find yourself directly affected is something else.
Member Since Feb 22, 2011   4862 posts
May 10, 2017 at 06:27
1000rdo posted:
togr posted:
Guys,

as i said the problem is between the chair and keyboard.

There is no such virus for MT4,
even if there were such virus you should not have ran it on your trading server.

You say that because it has not happened, but the person in front of the computer how can you compete against a hack? It is easy to say what to do but when you find yourself directly affected is something else.

If you use antivirus and firewall
and common sense so you dont open every fucking attachment you have seen
then you are safe.
Member Since May 01, 2017   10 posts
May 19, 2017 at 10:40
Hello guys, hack continue devastating accounts. A friend of mine, who was managing a PAMM account, lost 400k in a very short time. have ready your firewall, antivirus, pls
Member Since Jan 05, 2016   1189 posts
May 19, 2017 at 20:03
Norman66 posted:
Hello guys, hack continue devastating accounts. A friend of mine, who was managing a PAMM account, lost 400k in a very short time. have ready your firewall, antivirus, pls

It's really simple to prove if it was 'hacking' (which is probably wasn't), create a fully verified stats page here on myfxbook and make it public so we can see what is going on.

If you can't do that, then you're probably lying and just a really bad trader.


If it looks too good to be true, it's probably a scam! Let the buyer beware.
Member Since Jan 05, 2016   1189 posts
May 19, 2017 at 20:03
Norman66 posted:
Hi vontorgr, the thing is that I didn´t know about it. Ok, that I only want is to advise to all investors here, that´s all.
I hope I have helped with my notice.

It's really simple to prove if it was 'hacking' (which is probably wasn't), create a fully verified stats page here on myfxbook and make it public so we can see what is going on.

If you can't do that, then you're probably lying and just a really bad trader.
If it looks too good to be true, it's probably a scam! Let the buyer beware.
Member Since Sep 22, 2016   3 posts
May 22, 2017 at 12:05
I am reading this topic and I am scaring about it. How is that possible? Please Norman could you show us some proof?
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Member Since Nov 18, 2016   7 posts
May 24, 2017 at 06:51
Norman66 posted:
Hello guys, I want to warn all of you that there is a hack out there called 'Anticapitalist' that when it detects operations in metatrader it gets in it to wipe out the account.

My account of 65.000 EUR in Pepperstone was wiped out for this hack. I claimed to Pepperstone but they said to me that it is my responsability for not having any antivirus software. PLEASE, BE CAREFULL WITH THIS HACK.

Is this true? Can anyone else verify that it is true?
Member Since May 01, 2017   10 posts
Jun 01, 2017 at 06:05
Hi guys, a friend of mine suffered the same, what he sai is that kach is named EternalRocks, then what I can say, is take all preventions to stop this virus.

To ProfessionalX4, I am sure I am not the best trader, but what I want is to advise all people what happend to me and take preventions, that´s all.
Member Since May 11, 2011   235 posts
Jun 01, 2017 at 07:45
EternalRocks is not currently weaponized and in it's current state only propagates. (and of the ones released, you have inadvertently chosen to name the weakest of the batch).

You are trying to link Shadow Brokers (hacking group) to your issue (they target large financial institutions like banks) with a tool released by them (stolen from NSA) which has no payload, least of which targets MT platforms.

Keep your system updated, all known exploits have been patched since March. My current research shows no current MT4 or MT5 exploits 'that close trades' other than EA's specifically programmed to do so (don't buy and use untested EA's).

I'm really trying to believe and validate your claims, but every time your credibility suffers.

To everyone else, keep your system updated and if you are on older operating systems like 2000, XP, or Vista consider updating to the latest available release.
For every loss there should be at least an equal and opposite profit.
Member Since Feb 22, 2011   4862 posts
Jun 01, 2017 at 11:46
EternalRock is a worm that infects windows
It does not mess up with your trading.
If you are suspicious to be infected
simply change your MT4 password
Member Since Feb 22, 2011   4862 posts
Jun 01, 2017 at 11:46
Member Since Feb 22, 2011   4862 posts
Jun 01, 2017 at 11:52
xgavinc posted:
EternalRocks is not currently weaponized and in it's current state only propagates. (and of the ones released, you have inadvertently chosen to name the weakest of the batch).

You are trying to link Shadow Brokers (hacking group) to your issue (they target large financial institutions like banks) with a tool released by them (stolen from NSA) which has no payload, least of which targets MT platforms.

Keep your system updated, all known exploits have been patched since March. My current research shows no current MT4 or MT5 exploits 'that close trades' other than EA's specifically programmed to do so (don't buy and use untested EA's).

I'm really trying to believe and validate your claims, but every time your credibility suffers.

To everyone else, keep your system updated and if you are on older operating systems like 2000, XP, or Vista consider updating to the latest available release.

The issue is simply between chair and keyboard.
Only idiot can execute unknown program or EA on trading computer.
Updating system would not help to cure human stupidity :)
Member Since May 01, 2017   10 posts
Jun 01, 2017 at 14:55
vontogr, you must to take this seriously, my account was wiped out, just want to warm to everybody in this forum.

Member Since Feb 22, 2011   4862 posts
Jun 02, 2017 at 09:12
Norman66 posted:
vontogr, you must to take this seriously, my account was wiped out, just want to warm to everybody in this forum.

@Norman66
Your statement has the same value as you were kidnapped by UFO.
Any proofs?
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