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Vegas Sky Casino Redirecting Issue

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by DaftDog, Jan 16, 2013.

    Jan 16, 2013
  1. DaftDog

    DaftDog Full Member webmeister

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    When I visit xxhttp://www.vegasskycasino.com from my Windows Explorer browser I am redirected to xxhttp://www.trafficboyz.com/. This does NOT happen in any other browser. I've also tried from another computer and it does the same, so I'm sure it's not a virus or malware on my system.

    Anybody else having the same issue?
     
  2. Jan 16, 2013
  3. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

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    United Kingdom
    Seems to work fine for me.

    It is possible that a "browser helper" has infected both your computers, and is hijacking such requests.

    If it doesn't happen with a different browser, the problem appears to be local to the PC. If it were an external routing issue, it would happen from any browser on any computer connected to your internet connection.

    You should run a full malware scan using at least 2 different products.

    Useful free utilities are Spybot Search & Destroy, Adaware, and Advanced System Care.

    You can also try Malwarebytes free for 30 days.

    I had a similar problem with Google redirects, which turned out to be a known virus. It was the Malwarebytes free 30 day trial that caught it.
     
  4. Jan 16, 2013
  5. conker

    conker Super Moderator CAG MM webmeister

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    are you trying to get to skyvegas.com??

    xxhttpp://www.vegasskycasino.com is a new one on me and it wouldn't surprise me if trafficboyz are squatting on the domain looking for new business. It certainly doesn't sound like a legit brand.
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2013
  6. Jan 16, 2013
  7. conker

    conker Super Moderator CAG MM webmeister

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    I stand corrected, it is an online casino. I wonder how much Sky know about it as they are super-hot on anything close to their brand.
     
  8. Jan 16, 2013
  9. DaftDog

    DaftDog Full Member webmeister

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    In your kitchen.
    Were you redirected?
     
  10. Jan 16, 2013
  11. IanO

    IanO Regular Human

    Occupation:
    Marketing and promotions
    Location:
    Ireland.
    Fuzzy memory recall here.... but are 'Trafficboyz' not an affiliate group/site owned by marshmedia ?? Off to AGD I go for some research......
     
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  12. Jan 16, 2013
  13. DaftDog

    DaftDog Full Member webmeister

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    ...um, so were you redirected?
     
  14. Jan 16, 2013
  15. IanO

    IanO Regular Human

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    Marketing and promotions
    Location:
    Ireland.
    Sorry... I didnt even try. I have now... and no re-direct for me.
     
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  16. Jan 16, 2013
  17. me_and_ed

    me_and_ed Ueber Meister CAG MM

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    Vancouver
    I was redirected with IE9, not with Chrome or FF.
     
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  18. Jan 16, 2013
  19. DaftDog

    DaftDog Full Member webmeister

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    Aah ha. So it's not just me. I contacted Sky Vegas Casino yesterday about this but they obviously thought it was just my computer and have done nothing about it.
     
  20. Jan 16, 2013
  21. conker

    conker Super Moderator CAG MM webmeister

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    No redirecting for me in FF, is it actually an operator or just a hoax?
     
  22. Jan 16, 2013
  23. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

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    Rival

    Vegas Sky is a Rival white label. Has the usual Silverstone/Bonne Chance ownership & Curacao license. In trying to investigate, I "googled" the name and found a review site. I was then INFECTED WITH MALWARE and was blocked from accessing Casinomeister, and everything else was slow. There was also a very strange process in Device Manager (which I killed).

    It would seem that this attack happened at some point during my research.

    Vegas Sky itself has no presence on Google in it's own right, but is being promoted by many affiliates.

    I am now running a clean up, but I have THIS PC too, so can STILL vent about this, even though I can't paste the statement I lifted from the Vegas Sky site.

    SKY should really go after this lot, as it is clearly creating confusion with SKY Vegas, and uses the "SKY" brand name, which I am sure SKY have registered as a trademark for "entertainment" services.

    The Vegas Sky site does look dodgy from the home page as it has nothing about licensing shown there, no seals, no testing certificates, etc.

    This redirect issue may be connected with the infection I received during the research, and may be part of the payload for the virus.
     
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  24. Jan 16, 2013
  25. conker

    conker Super Moderator CAG MM webmeister

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    Have dropped a pm to the Skyvegas rep.
     
  26. Jan 16, 2013
  27. Redbush54

    Redbush54 Experienced Member PABaccred webmeister

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    Trafficboyz is owned by marshmedia (Jason Marsh) and has been closed for 6 months or so.
     
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  28. Jan 16, 2013
  29. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

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    I just tried in IE and got redirected too, found this javascript code at the bottom of the source code

    Code:
    <script id="pap_x2s6df8d" src="http://www.trafficboyz.com/affiliate/scripts/clickjs.php" type="text/javascript">
    </script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
    <!--
    papTrack();
    //-->
    </script>
    with a jump(); right at the end.
     
  30. Jan 16, 2013
  31. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

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    I am using IE, and found the same in source view, yet I am not getting redirected:confused:

    Maybe it is not supposed to redirect, but is part of the affiliate tracking code, and the redirect is a malfunction peculiar to some versions of IE with specific settings enabled.

    I have set mine to a higher than default security level, so maybe this is why I don't get redirected.

    It does show that this is all Rival's doing, and that they are involved directly with Trafficboyz, which seems to have been called out as a scam on a number of websites after spamming a number of affiliates on their unpublished private email addresses, refusing to reveal from where they were obtained.
     
  32. Jan 16, 2013
  33. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

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    Edmonton Canada
    What version of IE do you have VWM?
     
  34. Jan 17, 2013
  35. bsilva028

    bsilva028 Banned : multi-account fraudster PABnoaccred PABaccred

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    i opened the site fine
    in firefox
    i.e.9. and google chrome
     
  36. Jan 17, 2013
  37. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

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    United Kingdom
    IE 8 on Windows XP (The latest supported)
     
  38. Jan 17, 2013
  39. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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    Although yes, they are a Rival white label, I don't think there is anything dodgy about them - they are one of the better Rivals IMHO.
    I met the owner at LAC 2009 - just after they first launched - and he was a very straight-up guy. Since then I have heard very few problems relating to them, and certainly nothing serious.

    I'm pretty sure if Sky Vegas were going to take any action against them over the name, they would have done that years ago!

    Finally, I typed their URL into my ie and it worked normally.

    KK
     

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