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6 accounts, same cheater?

user9843214108, July 03 2019 09:31 PM , last modificationJuly 05 2019 01:56 PM
TL;DR: Cheaters didn't use VPN so their location and activity can be tracked through HLstats on MERILETFOU servers.

Suspects accounts:

1. https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198974895996 - https://meriletfou.fr/hlstatsx/index.php?mode=playerinfo&player=697528
2. https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198974547101 - https://meriletfou.fr/hlstatsx/index.php?mode=playerinfo&player=697432
3. * https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198975083627 - https://meriletfou.fr/hlstatsx/index.php?mode=playerinfo&player=697595
4. https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198974981231 - https://meriletfou.fr/hlstatsx/index.php?mode=playerinfo&player=697600
5. https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198974874022 - https://meriletfou.fr/hlstatsx/index.php?mode=playerinfo&player=697614
6. * https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198974900009 - https://meriletfou.fr/hlstatsx/index.php?mode=playerinfo&player=697622

Player seems to be located at Phalsbourg, France.
(*) Except these guys, who are located at Châtenay-malabry, France.

Only one other player has been on Meriletfou before for a long time and located at Phalsbourg according to hlstatsx, this is Drek: https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198183150357 - https://meriletfou.fr/hlstatsx/index.php?mode=playerinfo&player=562857

Same for Châtenay-malabry: https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198858944194 - https://meriletfou.fr/hlstatsx/index.php?mode=playerinfo&player=681200

(source: https://www.google.com/search?ei=0-UcXeyxA_TTgwe0z6XYBQ&q=site%3Ahttps%3A%2F%2Fmeriletfou.fr%2F+inurl%3Ahlstatsx+%22Phalsbourg%22&oq=site%3Ahttps%3A%2F%2Fmeriletfou.fr%2F+inurl%3Ahlstatsx+%22Phalsbourg%22)

Some proofs about cheating evidence:
https://imgur.com/a/NYrVxlL
https://meriletfou.fr/hlstatsx/index.php?mode=chat&game=csgo&server_id=0&filter=smooya

According to the logs, the cheat comes from ezfrags.co.uk:
https://meriletfou.fr/hlstatsx/index.php?mode=chathistory&player=697600

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This 6th account was also cheating and went disturb players the same day, he's also french. This one got vac banned very quickly. Can't say if they are linked to each other.

7. https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198975028057 - https://meriletfou.fr/hlstatsx/index.php?mode=playerinfo&player=697593
Location: Pouilly, France

Couldn't unmask any player behind this location ;(

Found this log, talking about stop cheating to his team on retake: https://meriletfou.fr/hlstatsx/index.php?mode=chathistory&player=697593

ALL VAC BANNED ACCOUNTS WERE BANNED THE SAME DAY: 2019-07-03.

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Some activity cross reference (probably) proving these guys are effectively behind these accounts:

Today on 2019-07-03, Drek joined the retake server at 17:06:32 and left at 18:04:18 (https://meriletfou.fr/hlstatsx/index.php?mode=playerhistory&player=562857). At 18:12:22 (8 minutes later), Smooya (acc n°5), one of the cheat accounts located at the exact same location (Phalsbourg) joined the deathmatch server and left at 18:57:53 (https://meriletfou.fr/hlstatsx/index.php?mode=playerhistory&player=697614&page=11).

However, Drek can't be acc n°4 because: on same the day at 17:38:19, acc n°7 also played on the server before quitting at 17:47:19. He played with Smooya V.2 (acc n°4), who entered at 17:33:08 and 17:53:05 and left the game at 17:59:22. Smooya (acc n°3) was also present during this game.

One day earlier, on 2019-07-02, Drek played and left retake server at 21:51:40 (https://meriletfou.fr/hlstatsx/index.php?mode=playerhistory&player=562857&page=4). 10 minutes later, at 22:02:15, acc n°1 joined the same server before leaving at 22:20:35.

To resume:

acc n°1 left his last game on 2019-07-02 22:20:35
acc n°2 left his last game on 2019-07-02 14:44:26

acc n°3 left his last game on 2019-07-03 18:01:13 and played with n°4
acc n°4 left his last game on 2019-07-03 17:59:22 and played with n°3, n°7
acc n°5 left his last game on 2019-07-03 18:57:53
acc n°6 left his last game on 2019-07-03 18:59:31
acc n°7 left his last game on 2019-07-03 17:47:19 and played with n°3, n°4

Suspect accounts who faced each other are not from the same location (cf. acc n°4,3,7), so this is not proving anything.

Finally, Drek entered the game again at 20:10:17 and will be the last to play (https://meriletfou.fr/hlstatsx/index.php?mode=playerhistory&player=562857&page=1). According to Steamrep, his username is Dr3kArmy. A reset password request on steam shows this censored email: d***.****@g****.com. I'll not disclose the real email but it can easily be guessed...

...To Be Continued :^)
Mirrow, July 04 2019 04:07 PM
Hi

First of all, thank you for telling us this information! The account you mentioned (Smooya) was banned by myself this week.

The problem we have is that everybody can cheat, with or without a VPN. Since Valve decided to put to Free To Play, we can only ban cheaters... Nothing else. The only thing I can tell you is that if you see a cheater, call an admin and tell us on which server the cheater is on.

If you have anything else to tell us or questions, you can join our TeamSpeak: ts.meriletfou.fr

Have a good day and see you soon on our servers!

Mirrow
user9843214108, July 04 2019 04:48 PM , last modificationJuly 04 2019 06:01 PM
For additional information, Drek is friend with 3 cheater accounts, with the same "Squery" username that got VAC banned the same month. These accounts got the almost same friend list.

This gives us evidence Drek is managing several accounts to play with cheats and will probably do it again on Meriletfou servers.

https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198970064612
https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198969069864
https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198969126296

He's also friend with this account that got the same profile picture and got banned 1 day ago:

https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198974366229

Another recent VAC banned accounts he's friend with:

https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198974570294
https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198847628485
https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198969178228
https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198973331918
https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198968755855
https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198974318703

The weird thing is, Marounda (MERILETFOU founder) is in his friend list.
Marounda, July 05 2019 01:57 AM
Hi,

I accept to much unknown players who wants to speak with me, that's why he were on my friendlist, i've no idea who this guy is. So i've delete him from it.

I'll try to take time to analyse your topic this week-end, because there are a lot of interessant informations and i think i'll can do something with a massive ban.

Thanks for your help to clean our servers, even if, as Mirrow saids, since CS:GO is free, if a player wants to come back again and again, he can do it :/

Best regards,
Marounda
user9843214108, July 05 2019 02:20 PM , last modificationJuly 20 2019 08:43 PM
Of course the fact that the game is F2P is not helping. But still, you have the ability to track players through HLstats and investigate when it's worth it. Here we have a player that's coming frequently on your servers with his main account then with smurfs to cheat. Forcing cheaters to use a VPN can be discouraging for them.

You have the power to check all IPs addresses and verify if this guy (Drek) is managing these accounts. This is a simple way to have a confirmation. Btw Faceit does the same kind of investigation.

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