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Gamers anxious to try out DC Universe Online ahead of its official release have become the targets of a scam designed to trick them into completing bogus surveys. DC Universe Online, a multiplayer online game for Playstation 3 and PCs, will allow gamers to take out bad guys alongside the likes of Batman, Superman and other DC …


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  1. Alastair 7

    This article is a honeypot

    "suck boobs" indeed.

    1. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

      Re: This article is a honeypot

      If it is a honeypot, what does that make you?

      1. Alastair 7

        Re: This article is a honeypot

        I'm going to go for... a boob.

      2. AnoNymousGerbil


        He was prolly lured in reading in promise of potential iPad or some such, so maybe a honey pot fondler?

      3. Anonymous Coward

        Re: Re: This article is a honeypot

        Pooh bear?

        While Pooh bear lacks brains tho, he has an infinite source of luck. Perhaps one of the fake keys, combined with the current event of heavy solar flare, somehow got corrupted during transmission at some point between the 100 Acre Woods and Sony's server in Japan. Luckily for him the corrupted packets translates back into a working key at the SOE server. A one in a zillion event, but no doubt possible.

        It's just too bad that no mere mortal man has such luck.

      4. Anomalous Cowherd Silver badge

        You tell him, Bee!

        Defend the honyepot!

        1. Rob


          There's far too many double entendre when we have an article with the phrase honeypot and Ms Bee making an appearance in the thread.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    You're deliberately trying to mislead us with that headline aren't you?

    Presumably said scam was was perpetrated by the Norks.

  3. Robert Ramsay

    To be fair...

    ...there was no way the story was ever going to live up to the title.

  4. GeorgeTuk

    Love it...

    ...people still getting conned with that stuff to this day!

    But then again people still get conned by the market stall man with his black bags containing stuff worth at least £50 guvnor, £5 to you lot.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward


      I hate that -- and especially hate those 'honeyhuts' on Oxford Street in London.

  5. Phil Rigby
    Paris Hilton

    Security researcher

    That dude sounds more like an annoyed mark than an objective researcher to me.

    1. I didn't do IT.

      Re: Annoyed mark

      Potato, potatoe... gotta get the research from somewhere, eh lads?

      1. Geoff Campbell Silver badge

        One of my favourite ever lines from the great, great Andy Hamilton:

        Among, it must be said, many candidates.

        "You say pot*ah*to, whereas we....pronounce it correctly."

        From Revolting People. If you've not heard it, you've not lived.


  6. Christoph

    Real answers?

    Are people still giving correct answers to surveys? You'd think they actually want to be scammed and spammed!

  7. Anonymous Coward
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    As far as I can tell, affiliates exist only to give companies plausible deniability when they spam/scam or make money from those who do. "It wasn't us, it was the affiliate."

    This is a great way for major advertising brokers like Overture or whoever to launder clicks from hijacked web browsers. Back in the coolwebsearch days the vast majority of links on hijacked browsers went through two or three levels of affiliates, starting in Russia and working their way west, and ended up at Yahoo or Overture or Doubleclick - who all made a mint, undoubtedly.

    When asked for comment, all of the above said, "It's just the affiliates... we try to police it, but there are -so many-...." Right. You poor babies.

  8. J 3

    Superhero game beta sucks boobs into honeypot

    Glad to see I wasn't the only one expecting some story related to sweetened Bulgarian airbags in distress or the like.

  9. Toby Rose

    Do it!

    Gotta love the first video post on the Sunbelt site by user 'doitfaggots'!

  10. serviceWithASmile


    i only read this because of the headline....

    ironically, el reg seem to have made a boobsucking honeypot all of their own

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