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Blackmailing the MillionDollarHomePage

By now, I believe mos tof you have heard of Alex tew and how me managed to earn $1 Million from his website (actually it’s a little over $1M since he auctioned off the last 1,000 pixels for ~$38K on eBay).

Dozens and dozens of other millionaire wannabes have duplicated the idea but failed. If it isn’t still obvious to the copycats, the idea is just a one-hit wonder and nothing more. A couple of enterprising programmers though made a few hundred or even thousand bucks selling the MillionDollarHomePage script ( a much better version I believe). Script prices range from $179 to $299 a pop.

But some guy thought of a much easier idea. Why not blackmail Alex Tew and ask for a $50,000 dole-out? In exchange, the website will not be a target of a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack.

And that’s exactly what heppened a couple of days ago…

See full story at the BBC News.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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11 Responses

  1. demonhale says:

    Yeah, maybe someday if yugatech earns the big bucks, Ill do the same… LOL!

  2. yuga says:

    *lol* that’s why I’m always telling everyone I don’t earn a dime! :p

  3. carla says:

    Hello, everyone, there is one for free in Argentina. Thanks a lot.


  4. Jeans says:

    Jobless Boy Launches A Website To Sell 10,000 Jeans On The Internet!

    USA jobless boy has set his sights on earning himself a million dollars after thinking of a simple idea of selling brands new and used jeans on his homepage MoneyOrBox.com
    He had been thinking of ideas on how to make a little extra money for himself but some of his ideas either never worked out or were just far too ambitious.
    So far there are 28 jeans sold on the homepage which has netted him just $1300 but as visitors grow and more people hear about the site, no doubt more jeans will be added and he will progress towards his target of 10,000 jeans on his homepage and one million dollars in the bank.
    You can view the website by visiting http://www.MoneyOrBox.com

  5. geek-pie says:

    I want to know how this pixel site was programmed. It’s not Flash, so how is the image updated?

  6. le says:

    Hello, i from Argentina, and my site is for my birtsday one million pesos. Thanks. http://www.miwebdelmillon.com.ar

  7. MoneyOrBox says:

    Some numbers have the special property that they cannot be expressed as the product of two smaller numbers, e.g., 2, 3, 5, 7, etc. Such numbers are called prime numbers, and they play an important role, both in pure mathematics and its applications. The distribution of such prime numbers among all natural numbers does not follow any regular pattern. A proof that it is true for every interesting solution would shed light on many of the mysteries surrounding the distribution of prime numbers.
    Since the late 1960s, with the advent of computers, there has been a shift of focus from finding a mathematical formula to devise an algorithm that can test for primality of a given number. Testing of primality thus became an important problem in theoretical computer science. If an algorithmic solution to the problem posed is found, then an executable computer program can be written.
    Check algorithmic solution here: http://www.moneyorbox.com

  8. Hm. He is now too popular to get blackmailed? 1 million $ is not so much make him troubles.

  9. joeff says:

    good good his post deserves nothing!

  10. WAPAHEO says:

    Great work ! very usuful ~!!

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