In light of the events that took place in the last few days, I would like to clarify certain accusations that TeknoGods and possibly other groups have directed toward our project. (Here)
There was indeed a function in iw5m.dll which sent requests to teknogods.com on port 80, as TeknoGods have alleged. The number of requests sent were 1 each second, quite lower than that of an actual flood. This happened because of a possible way to commit client changes without supervision, which allowed NTAuthority to upload the malicious code directly on the client cache, causing a major update. This was done without the knowledge of the rest of the Development team or Administration. As I mentioned, the severity of this flood is quite low and by my calculations, can account for only part of the load on TeknoGods.com; please excuse me if these are incorrect.
Regarding the IRC connectivity, this is indeed a test for an in-game IRC client, as the one in IW4M1, however, we also tested functionality in limiting the users connected at once on #alterIWNet (and other channels) to prevent possible abuse.
We do understand that alterIWNet and TeknoGods target different audiences and we are not in direct competition with each other.
I would like to apologise, on behalf of the Administration, to the alterIWNet community and to TeknoGods for this incident. Rest assured that appropriate measures have been taken to make sure such incidents do not recur.
The alterIWNet Staff does not condone or endorse such activity. Should you find anything in future that causes you to think your privacy or security is compromised, feel free to report it to admin@alteriw
.net or on IRC, by clicking the Chat tab on the main page and selecting Community.
There are some "logs" of me floating around, speaking to a person regarding installing rootkits on aIW clients. Such activities, as mentioned above, are not condoned nor endorsed by myself or the rest of the alterIWNet staff. The logs are fabricated and do not reflect reality. Additionally, I can't code at all, and don't have direct access to the updater cache, so there's no way for me to do this.
The person spreading the logs hates the aIW project, and the Call of Duty series, and has threatened on more than one occasion to "destroy" us. In fact, part of the reason the logs are being spread is that convery "called him a bad troll". I can post logs as proof of it, but we all know how much of a conclusive piece of evidence those can be.
I assure that alterIWNet will always be malware free, as can be confirmed by major antiviral software.