Sky Broadband? Torrenting Porn? BUSTED! Page 3

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  • RyanDS 28 Sep 2010 10:24:11 9,071 posts
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    Chopsen wrote:
    ryandsimmons wrote:
    They posted this data on their web site didn't they? (Accidentally obviously, but still made it available)

    Oooooh, really? I though they were hacked.

    Oh fair enough. String the fucker up.

    I think the site went down, when they managed to get the site up and running again they accidentally left a link to this information on the site. Someone spotted this and managed to download before ACS realised they had accidentally made the data available.

    /may be 100% wrong
  • X201 28 Sep 2010 10:26:44 15,157 posts
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    CrispyXUK64 wrote:
    So, what's actually happened? Any article I read seems to be full of acronyms.

    ACS (legal firm) got court orders to get user info of people it alleges were torrenting copyright material.
    Sky etc hand over data in encrypted form
    ACS get hacked and info gets stolen in plain text form.

  • TheSaint 28 Sep 2010 10:26:53 14,201 posts
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    From The Register:

    During attempts to re-establish ACS:Law's website it seems a compressed copy of what seems to be at least part of the firm's email database, contained in site backups, was exposed online. Hackers extracted this webmail file and made it available via torrent trackers and posted it on a limited number of websites over the weekend.
  • Immaterial 28 Sep 2010 10:39:54 1,320 posts
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    X201 wrote:
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    ACS:Law - hope you can get a good privacy/IP lawyer as the (slightly toothless) Information Comissioner has decided to take a look.

    I doubt that they'll get fined, as the file was surfaced following a 4Chan DDos attack.

    Doesn't cut the mustard with the IC. He'll be asking Why it wasn't encrypted, Why it wasn't in an offline location. Why it was stored as one complete file.

    They won't be able to use the "If we hadn't been hacked everything would be fine" defence.

    I sincerely hope so X201.

    Think I'll just switch everything off.

  • Chopsen 28 Sep 2010 10:44:26 15,740 posts
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    Smuggo wrote:
    Anyway, who the fuck torrents porn?

    Apparently there's this file you can get that lists around 5000 people who do exactly that.
  • Craig0702 28 Sep 2010 10:54:13 2,178 posts
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    Smuggo wrote:
    Anyway, who the fuck torrents porn?

    I know, right? It's like planning a wank with the time it'd take to download. Streaming all the way.
  • Craig0702 28 Sep 2010 11:03:49 2,178 posts
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    Smuggo wrote:
    Craig0702 wrote:
    Smuggo wrote:
    Anyway, who the fuck torrents porn?

    I know, right? It's like planning a wank with the time it'd take to download. Streaming all the way.

    I can only assume they'd have some really specialist needs, and given the broad range of stuff available on the tube sites it would have to be really fucking niche.

    Well, like I said, there was something called "British Granny Fuck". Say no more!
  • Spanky 28 Sep 2010 11:03:58 14,458 posts
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    Wasn't this list generated about 2 years ago? When torrenting porn was all the rage and all you could stream was essex dogging and seka vintage?

    Who the fuck downloads ASCII porn? animated gif is where it's at!! N000b

    Plubs

  • Craig0702 28 Sep 2010 11:07:06 2,178 posts
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    The list was from March 2010 onwards with exact dates and times.

    JPEGs that take 10 minutes to load are where it's at. You just prayed the picture was worth it.
  • Spanky 28 Sep 2010 11:08:09 14,458 posts
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    Oh righto, prolly getting it mixed up with ACS previous music list madness.

    Plubs

  • nickthegun 28 Sep 2010 11:08:58 58,909 posts
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    A medium res scan of pamela anderson was well worth the wait.

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    He totally called it

  • RyanDS 28 Sep 2010 11:11:31 9,071 posts
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    Sam Fox strip poker FTW!
  • Psychotext 28 Sep 2010 11:48:20 53,855 posts
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    Craig0702 wrote:
    I thought 4chan DDOSed them which I'm guessing brought security down on the website or something like that. I'm not very technical ;)
    No. They were originally brought down by a denial of service, then when they put the site back up on a new server they completely fucked up the permissions on the files... hence leaving them open to anyone.

    They can't blame anyone else for that, they either didn't know what they were doing or they panicked to get the site back up and missed a couple of rather important steps.
  • Craig0702 28 Sep 2010 11:51:28 2,178 posts
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    Ah wey, then it's their own stupid fault even more then!
  • DaM 28 Sep 2010 12:09:27 12,905 posts
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    ryandsimmons wrote:
    Sam Fox strip poker FTW!

    They should have been sued for that, it DID NOT DELIVER!

    Might have helped if we had a clue how to play poker.....
  • Psychotext 28 Sep 2010 12:13:28 53,855 posts
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    ...and so it continues:

    The personal details of a further 8,000 people alleged to have shared music or films illegally have appeared online.

    A list of more than 8,000 Sky broadband subscribers and a second of 400 PlusNet users surfaced following a security breach of legal firm ACS:Law.

    It comes after a database of more than 5,000 people suspected of downloading adult films emerged yesterday.

    I hope you enjoy bankruptcy you inept motherfuckers.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11425789
  • terminalterror 28 Sep 2010 12:21:07 18,937 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    although anyone would have to be an idiot to torrent on an ADSL line.

    ?

    Unless you mean the asynchronous upload speed, in which case you can just leave it slowly sharing for a long time to equal out the fast download?
  • thegamesthething 28 Sep 2010 12:23:02 1,079 posts
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    Holy shit, just read through the hacked correspondence quoted in

    http://torrentfreak.com/acslaw-anti-piracy-law-firm-torn-apart-by-leaked-emails-100925/

    on 27 sep, 22.10 onwards. Mr Andrew Hopper QC is going to be one very, very upset Silk. No-one will save Crossley now.
  • mal 28 Sep 2010 12:42:35 22,341 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    ...and so it continues:

    The personal details of a further 8,000 people alleged to have shared music or films illegally have appeared online.

    A list of more than 8,000 Sky broadband subscribers and a second of 400 PlusNet users surfaced following a security breach of legal firm ACS:Law.

    It comes after a database of more than 5,000 people suspected of downloading adult films emerged yesterday.

    I hope you enjoy bankruptcy you inept motherfuckers.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11425789

    I doubt that's a new leak. A chunk of their email archive is floating around t'internet. It just takes someone with the motivation to trawl it for information. The other day it was someone with a thing against people torrenting porn. Today it's someone who just has something against Sky or Sky subscribers, or Plusnet or Plusnet subscribers who torrent, or were suspected of torrenting.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Craig0702 28 Sep 2010 12:48:03 2,178 posts
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    mal wrote:
    Psychotext wrote:
    ...and so it continues:

    The personal details of a further 8,000 people alleged to have shared music or films illegally have appeared online.

    A list of more than 8,000 Sky broadband subscribers and a second of 400 PlusNet users surfaced following a security breach of legal firm ACS:Law.

    It comes after a database of more than 5,000 people suspected of downloading adult films emerged yesterday.

    I hope you enjoy bankruptcy you inept motherfuckers.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11425789

    I doubt that's a new leak. A chunk of their email archive is floating around t'internet. It just takes someone with the motivation to trawl it for information. The other day it was someone with a thing against people torrenting porn. Today it's someone who just has something against Sky or Sky subscribers, or Plusnet or Plusnet subscribers who torrent, or were suspected of torrenting.

    ohai! \o/ It gave me something to do last night whilst the other half watched her Big Brother DVD.

    It's definitely the same one. There was two spreadsheets for Sky (that I found), one contained names and addresses and the other didn't. Plusnet was there too as was Easynet. It really is quite the nugget if people can be bothered to look through all the subfolders too.

    As well as quite a few employees sending emails saying they wished to resign or are sorry they never turned back up but they didn't want to work for ACS any longer. Oh and I found out he signed up to E-Harmony whilst planning to buy a property with his other half...whilst sending emails to his ex-wife (of 14 years apparently) calling her a drug-riddled whore or something like that. Classy man!
  • Craig0702 28 Sep 2010 12:52:14 2,178 posts
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    Friday night the anti-piracy law firm ACS:Law accidentally published its entire email archive online, effectively revealing how the company managed to extract over a million dollars (636,758.22) from alleged file-sharers since its operation started. On average, 30% of the victims who were targeted paid up, and this money was divided between the law firm, the copyright holder and the monitoring company.

    30% actually paid up? No wonder he's rolling in it!
  • TheSaint 28 Sep 2010 13:06:30 14,201 posts
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    Just had a look at the spreadsheet and it mostly seems to be people downloading music. Probably focusing on the porn as it makes a more interesting news story.

    Torrentfreak have some good articles up for people who can't be bothered to download the torrent.
  • Fab4 28 Sep 2010 13:07:34 5,980 posts
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    i think the main lesson we have learnt here is "Don't piss off 4chan".
  • Craig0702 28 Sep 2010 13:12:25 2,178 posts
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    Smuggo wrote:
    Craig0702 wrote:
    Friday night the anti-piracy law firm ACS:Law accidentally published its entire email archive online, effectively revealing how the company managed to extract over a million dollars (636,758.22) from alleged file-sharers since its operation started. On average, 30% of the victims who were targeted paid up, and this money was divided between the law firm, the copyright holder and the monitoring company.

    30% actually paid up? No wonder he's rolling in it!

    You'd be surprised how worried people get about threatening letters. That's how debt collection companies make their money, through threatening letters, but they'd never actually send a bailiff round as that costs money and when they buy the debts so cheap it's no worth it for them. They just enough people will be scared enough to pay up that it's profitable for them.

    It's awful though. Most of these emails back are like "I'm really really sorry, I will give you the 495 straight away. Bank details etc...". There was absolutely no mention at all of taking the non-responders to court. It's all about getting that precious 495 in. Which was used so they didn't break the 'psychological barrier of 500'.

    Heh I did chuckle at one reply that basically said "Fuck you" in about 200 words waging a Jihad against them if they send another letter. Made a nice change.
  • monkeyspasm 28 Sep 2010 13:36:49 2,774 posts
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    All scare tactics do is educate people.

    Loads of people will just use Rapidshare, Megaupload, Hotfile, etc. etc. now instead.
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