Jem has done such a great job on her new article, that I really don’t want to try to post about anything new.
On the 2nd of July (this year) a friend of mine received an e-mail from “Frozen Midnight, LLC” hosting. The e-mail contained threats of legal action, the involvement of the local law enforcement and demands of grossly inflated fines because my friend’s account had apparently been caught breaking the Frozen Midnight terms of service. In a fluster, my friend agreed to pay a set price each month providing FM could prove that there had been malicious activity from the account concerned. At the same time, she posted a public cry for help because this was not something that had happened to her before.
After some delay FM got back in touch with some PDFs, claiming that my friend owed them hundreds of dollars and that she must pay within 3 months. However, upon closer inspection of the PDFs it seemed that while — yes, one of FM‘s servers had been used to execute a DoS attack (amongst other things) — the server IP that my friend was originally on did not correspond with the IP of the exploited server or show any connection whatsoever.
You can read the rest of Jem’s article by visiting Frozen Midnight: Defrauding Customers. But to add onto it, if you do know someone that has been contacted by Jamie Timbre of Frozen Midnight with charges for hacking, phishing, DoS, or anything else of that nature, please contact me!