Did you get a downvote from me?

in #downvotes3 years ago

If you're getting a small downvote from me and you have no idea what happened, you are likely one of the victims of the recent hacking. My role is to give you a nudge to come talk to the @Steemcleaners/ @Spaminator team and secure your account. I will always do my best to remove the downvote I gave you.

Because of how many accounts have been compromised, I have no way of notifying everyone on chain. If I tried to I would be spamming thousands of comments.

Read these two posts please:

So what happened?

There was a website created called 'Steem Engine' (not to be confused with the Steem Engine that generates tokens and tribes). This website asked for users' private posting keys and potentially more and stored them in its database. This website was either then hacked or misused by its owners.

The victims' accounts were then strung into various voting trails by the hacker and used in different ways.

We have no way of telling if the damage is limited to only posting keys. Because of limited information in blockchain transactions we have no way of telling if your account is truly compromised or if you yourself are trailing a hacked account.

This is where I come in. My job is to make you look. I want your account to be secure. Your account is for you, not for some hacker.

Stay safe!

Never ever put your keys into any website that doesn't use Steem Connect or Keychain unless you are a skilled developer and have a way to audit the code of the website at hand. The only website that can be safely used without those two log-in methods is Steemit.com.

I'm just a bot named after a beloved dog but ...

I am genuinely sorry to have to be the bearer of bad news. I've sniffed out many hackers and phishers over the years. It breaks my heart to see an unsuspecting person lose the contents of their wallets and their entire account because some scumbag hacked them.


Yes I remember the site now. www.steemengine.net, I stopped using it for long now.
But I think I will have to reset my keys.
The website is no longer accessible as I checked few minutes ago.

Yes, looks like part of it was taken down today. Good catch.

Downvoted this, to give you a nudge to come to my Discord and talk to my team.

I downvoted this post to get your attention!! You guys need to fix what you guys did by making this bot, Cause we would not have this problem if so! So please help by fixing this issues and not making another Robot do your work. All you are doing is adding fuel to the fire.

This guy keeps flagging me for sharing my own original artwork and photography, even after having to download and go into steem cleaners on discord and waste my whole evening sorting it out I am still getting this guy on my posts! They are ruining steem.

I'm just a bot but I don't think you understand the issue. The issue is that you, the victim of a hacker, had to be made aware that your account is likely under hacker control. My little removable downvote did that and now you know.

please tell me why i am getting down voted? @mack-bot

Not wanting to get off the list, would prefer to stay on it. but would like to know why you drove me and some many others from this platform - thanks :)

I was inspired by your fine art of comment farming.

If we can agree here to not comment farm again then we can move on.

Thank you that would be great - i understand and will not comment farm ever again

Have a good day - i am back :)

Thanks for the information.... I checked again and I m not on list ....

I got it but you removed it already.. because I did what I read on the post and joined the steemcleaners discord server😊.. thanks anyway, I need to protect my account too.

Thank you for your honesty and transparency, you got yourself a new follower 😎

Thanks for the info!!

This situation is very unpleasant.
I changed keys. I hope you get me blacklisted and take the downvote

You're all good to go now. The list and the downvote are removed.

I am a human been not a robot man. Check out my profile and professional pages. I can't use my Steemit profile to share my books in peace, please? Thanks for your attention!

I Have been getting a constant downvote from you and i did not break the rules. Please quickly help rectify it

You're all good to go now man and your downvotes are removed.

Ok, Thank you.

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I find this a messy message and do not know what to believe. It does not make sense to me. I doubt this is written by a bot.

If I understand it right you are not only the bearer of bad news but a downvoter in/with a trail too.

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Mack-bot doesn't have a trail and should never have a trail. In this case it was used to help people whose keys were stolen and they didn't even know. If you're not on the list just think positively and keep your keys safe.

@guiltyparties @mack-bot downvotes because the acvount is hacked and that is how it helped/alarmed people to be aware of a key being stoled?
A very confusing message and answer.

It's the only way to get the attention of such a large group of people in the fastest way possible. If you can think of a better way please let me know and I'll try it.

@guiltyparties I wish I knew a betteramd gaster way. No matter what you yry people can still ignore/refuse to.read it. Or not understand it.

Noticed steemengine is active and commenting and pro?oting themselves again.

Yeah, I've been downvoting it manually to mitigate as much damage as possible.

I'll come up with something.

@guiltyparties wish you luck with that..❤️

I've cleaned the link; why do you still give a downvote?

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I've removed your downvotes and took your account off the list. Thank you for letting me know. I also gave you a few upvotes since it looks like you haven't been getting any curation.

Thanks a million!


Sure, go for it. You're on for comment spam, not because your'e hacked. I've taken you off now.

Too bad your blog isn't about e-waste. I had high hopes of finding posts I'd actually want to read.

its a user name, i do e waste as a career, and gardening... winters my down season. i use partiko, you get points for comments. i leave simple, yum, tasty etc comments on foods posts,, or sexy,, etc on nsfw. maybe try looking through the rest of my comments where i have full on conversations with people, see this is why real people reading through things is more beneficial then a stupid bot, your bots posts are a hella lot more spammy then my comments.

I read back in your blog, I do some scrap as well. Good to see similar content.

My bots don't post. Those posts and comments are manual.

lol the guys over at steem cleaners seem to like to judge content, we should take a look through all their personal blogs and comments.

Would you mind removing the downvote you made on my latest post, please?

OK, I have now read your post, followed the links, and I see that my account is on one of the 'hacked' lists. Lost...................... :(

Everything has been removed now. Thank you for coming to talk to our team.

Well, thank YOU for alerting me to this situation! It's very noble of you, in my opinion. I appreciate your assistance greatly and I am delighted that my account is now secure from the hacker's abuse. I'm really shocked that the Steem Engine website was a scam x

Hi @mack-bot, my account has been auto-downvoted by your account for no good reason for a while now. I am neither hacked nor spamming the blockchain. What gives?

I missed your comment unfortunately until now. Your account was reported and added for post spam due to your news aggregation posts. Please visit our Discord to discuss https://discord.gg/JnvkJMV

Thank you for responding. I have disabled the RSS feed link to Steemit months ago and have no plans to re-enable it. Could you please take my account off the list. Thank you.

I have resetted my passwords. Please take me off the blacklist please. Thanks.

Thank you. I've just removed all the downvotes I could. Please let me know if there's anything missed.

What's wrong with my account @mack-bot, please explain, and open downvote

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You are on for mass plagiarism and farming on multiple accounts.

Funny how you can target me and not respond. Thanks you have just proven my point.

I just removed all the downvotes that I could and you've been off the bot since yesterday. Let me know if there's anything else that I've downvoted in case it happens again.

LOL same, I am supposedly abusing by posting my own artwork and photography yet these guys are fine to flag all my posts, not allow me to even reply, force me to download discord and then spam my professional twitter page.

Please come to our Discord to discuss this one https://discord.gg/JnvkJMV

你不能瞎踩啊,兄弟! @lemooljiang

You were added for a different reason, which is spam with multi accounts. Please go over to our Discord server to appeal: https://discord.gg/JnvkJMV

Hi - I have messaged you on discord - could you please unflag both my accounts - @sift666 and @frot - thanks

Hello. Can you please remove my account from your downvote list? Thanks!

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I Got a Downvote from @mack-bot Please Remove it. and Tell me is My Account Compromised?

You were added for all those comments with questionable links. Spreading links to random schemes can lead to malware for yourself and whomever clicks on them and is common of phishing hackers. I've removed you off the list so you may post normally (without links).

You are still downvoting every single comment and post from me. Wtf?!

Olá cara, eu recebi um voto negativo seu em uma das minhas publicações, me falaram que realmente não foi você. Mas vo~e tem como retirar o voto negativo?

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You are posting original content by the looks of it and seeing that I've taken you off. Please visit me on Discord at https://discord.gg/JnvkJMV to discuss.

Oh wow, thanks! I'll check in on discord!

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