What is spoofing? ICE_POSEIDON apparently victim of serious ID hoax - Dexerto
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What is spoofing? ICE_POSEIDON apparently victim of serious ID hoax

Published: 21/Mar/2019 18:07 Updated: 21/Mar/2019 18:22

by Calum Patterson

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Popular IRL streamer Paul ‘ICE_POSEIDON‘ Denino has apparently been the target of a ‘spoofing’, causing the FBI to raid his Los Angeles home and confiscate electronics. If you don’t know what a spoofing is, here’s what you need to know.

A spoofing ‘attack’ typically involves the use of technology to impersonate or “masquerade” as something or someone else, and then use that impersonation either for monetary or informational gain, or, in the case of ICE_POSEIDON, to carry out a dangerous hoax.

Many streamers have fallen victim to ‘SWATting’, including Denino himself, but spoofing is perhaps a step further, as it is reported that FBI believed ICE_POSEIDON had been making bomb threats, after the spoofer impersonated his phone number to make the calls.

The scene outside ICE_POSEIDON’s home on March 20.

Known as Caller ID spoofing, it is one of the most common forms of spoofing attacks. Caller ID spoofing is actually legal in the United States, unless it is done “with the intent to defraud, cause harm, or wrongfully obtain anything of value”.

It appears Denino’s phone number was ‘spoofed’, potentially by one of his fans, and then used to make fake bomb threats, prompting the response from authorities.

On March 20, the FBI raided ICE_POSEIDON’s home, which is also home to a number of other YouTuber’s and streamers, in what was said to be a five hour long operation. Denino himself didn’t go into any details in his only social media post that day.

The fake bomb threats alone will be enough for the ‘spoofer’ to be criminally investigated, not to mention his illegal use of Call ID spoofing.

However, the law on spoofing attacks is not necessarily the same in all jurisdictions, meaning that if this individual was not based in the United States, legal action could become more tricky.

It was originally believed that the reason for the raid was Denino’s apparent admission that he was running a ‘Ponzi’ scheme, but reports of the spoofing attack would be a more logical explanation for the FBI’s show of force.

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Karl Jacobs teases Jackbox lobby with Corpse, Sykkuno, Dream & James Charles

Published: 21/Jan/2021 23:05

by Alan Bernal

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A party’s about to go off on Karl Jacops’ Twitch channel as the content creator is rounding up some of the biggest names on the streaming site for a little Jackbox Games lobby including Corpse, Sykkuno, and more.

The Twitch meta is currently embedded in Rust with a healthy side of Among Us streams, but Jacops (who is a member of Mr Beast’s regular crew on YouTube) is continuing his Jackbox parade with even bigger names taking part in the wholesome fun.

But there’s going to be a ton of crossover with fandoms for the next stream, since it could include people from all corners of online entertainment like make up moguls, a fan-favorite mystery YouTube star, and more.

“We got to get Sykkuno in one of these [Jackbox Games],” Jacops said, pumped on his highly successful Twitch streams so far with a chyron at the bottom of the screen indicating he had about 22,400 subs.

The prospect of getting one of the fastest growing Twitch streamers on board is an enticing prospect for many, and something the Sykkuno himself wouldn’t mind being a part of.

“I texted Sykkuno last minute, like 30 minutes before I started my stream, ‘Do you want to play Jackbox? It’s me Corpse, Dream– I gave him the rundown. He was like, ‘Of course’ and I said, ‘OK, sweet. I’m gonna start in 30 minutes.’”

Although that’s where the hang up happened for Sykkuno who probably wasn’t ready for a Jackbox party on such short notice. But that’s where Jacobs is going to get better at organizing.

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A Jackbox lobby filled with the eccentric content creators would be good for a few laughs.

The streamer was excited at the prospect of a Jackbox stream with the ‘gang’ that included Corpse Husband, Sykkuno, James Charles, Dream, and himself along with a couple more people.

That mash up would definitely be a band of characters that can easily draw thousands of viewers, and the personalities would be hilarious to see mesh live.

Jacobs has been streaming a lot more regularly since mid-2020, so it might not be long before the star-studded Jackbox Twitch stream goes down for viewers to tune in.