The Federal Bureau of Investigation has notified the Free Speech Coalition that over two dozen adult sites have been hacked, and had their content stolen and uploaded to torrent sites. The person behind the attacks had targeted both adult and mainstream film companies, before being identified and arrested.
Agents from the FBI’s Cyber Task Force approached Board Chair Jeffrey Douglas to announce the breach of twenty-five adult sites in North America.
“According to the FBI, the hacker had a “calling” copying video content and uploading to bit-torrent sites,” said Douglas. “Sometimes he joined, often with multiple accounts. He would then terminate his membership after breaking through the security and stealing credentials. Using those credentials, he copied the website’s content and uploaded the content. He did not steal any money.”
The FBI would like to notify the victims, but unlike the mainstream sites, they have had difficulty to finding appropriate people to communicate with at adult sites. The FBI is interested in the following:
(1) informing the sites that they have been hacked;
(2) showing the sites where and how they are vulnerable and implicitly guide security improvements;
(3) getting statements of estimates of loss and similar cooperation for the sentencing hearing.
The FBI is hoping to work …read more