We just found out that ComponentForge simple change their name to XtraComponents(.com) and are back online doing their dirty business. You might have noticed that their previous fraudulent websites - componentforge.com, safabyte.com and xtremeui.com - are no longer in a very good shape. In fact, they have been mostly non-functional for several weeks now. Are they running out of the money the stole already?
They registered their new domain name only six days ago and now they are offering stolen copies of Rebex FTP/SSL and Rebex SFTP for sale again. Interestingly, they don't have any other components in their portfolio yet. Why? Perhaps because it takes a lot of time to rename all the namespaces and classes – yes, they dropped their previous NetXtreme brand and call their offerings "Xtra FTP Pro Suite", "Xtra SFTP (SSH Secure FTP)", "Xtra FTP", "Xtra SCP" and "Xtra Proxy" now.
Earlier today, they started appearing in Google search: * site:xtracomponents.com
Their new fake identity is John Carban. They even moved their virtual office from Nebraska to Kentucky! I am sure thay will be pretty disappointed tomorrow when they realize we already found out because it looks like lot of work and effort went into their latest name change. But they still didn't have enough time to redesign their website - if you were ComponentForge's or Safabyte's customer, I'm sure you will still recognize it.
Update 2009-12-16: XtraComponents just removed Microsoft Certified Partner logo from their website. See http://post.ly/FI3o