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Hacktivist pranksters LulzSec have struck again with the release of 26,000 email addresses and passwords from members of internet smut site Pron.com. Relying on the frequent mistake of using the same login combination on multiple sites, LulzSec called on its followers to try and use the credentials to log into Facebook, before …

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Holmes

Took your time

Bit slow posting this story, did it take you that long to download the list and make sure you're not on it?

Who pays for pron anyway, they deserve to get shamed for that alone?

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Re: Took your time

"Bit slow posting this story, did it take you that long to download the list and make sure you're not on it?

Who pays for pron anyway, they deserve to get shamed for that alone?"

Classically laws apply to other regarding behaviours. Self regarding behaviours, such as appearing in or watching pornography are not the domain of the law, unless of course there is a conflict with another law, for example the laws on protecting children, animals, and so on.

So here we have another specimen of that fine Orwellian phenomenon, thought crime; you've decided it's wrong (someone paid for their porn rather than downloading it for free), and that this makes it OK to release these people's personal data. So where do we draw the line? Someone who banks at a given bank should undergo the same experience perhaps?

I cannot wait to hear you squeak when your turn comes, when whatever secrets you have are tipped out into public view.

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Anonymous Coward

err...

This achieves what exactly? Pissing people off for a laugh, while trying to pretend to be the big hacker activists.

Sad.

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. . . . . err

Isn't that kind of the point, you know, doing it for the lulz?

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Trollface

Clue is in the name

They did it for the lulz.

And I'm not saying there's anything admirable about that, but it's hardly unexpected.

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Anonymous Coward

RE: err...

"This achieves what exactly? Pissing people off for a laugh"

Yes, that.

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Anonymous Coward

Idiots

Why would anyone use there normal email address for pron sites.

I know people who use a totally different email address and password for all there pron browsing.

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Trollface

"I know people"

I'm sure you do. Perve.

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@idiots

And who made you shining beacon on what address you should use

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Plausible deniability?

How hard would it be for the security firm to add a few .mil and .gov addresses to the list to create a few problems for people? If anyone gets into trouble for this then there better be more evidence against them than their name appearing on a list that the site owners will probably neither confirm or deny is genuine in its entirety.

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Stop

The title is

Calm down dear, I'm sure it would be trivial for the military/government to check logs to see if these addresses received such emails, clearing any faked addresses. Or maybe I'm putting too much faith in government IT systems...

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"Or maybe I'm putting too..."

"Or maybe I'm putting too much faith in government IT systems" - yes you are.

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Wha?

So they are going after people who use the internet for porn, what next people who breath air?

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of course

It's been proven that MORE people watch pron than actually breath air.

Probably.

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Pirate

sympathy for the lulz boat?

This article definitely lists to port. Breaking into someone else's computer and stealing their information is illegal. It isn't the action of "hacktivist pranksters". I wonder if Mr. Leyden would still refer to LulzSec as "gray hats" if they broke into theregister.co.uk and distributed user names and passwords?

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Alert

Oh no

If someone got our Reg details they could post stupid pointless messages on The Register and make us all look like time-wasting idiots.

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Unless...

Unless, of course, you use the same user name and password on multiple sites.

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Coat

Bit rich really

Since 4Chan is a ripe source of erotica...

not that I would know of course...

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WTF?

Something fishy about this

Teenage hacktivists who disapprove of pr0n? Are they going to be outing pot dealers and hacking warez sites soon?

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Boffin

RE: Something fishy about this

"Teenage hacktivists who disapprove of pr0n?....." You assume firstly that they are teenagers, when it is more likely they're just socially-inept thirty-something attention-seekers. Secondly, that they disprove of pr0n, when it seems more likely they just want to embarrass people. This is the internet equivalent of ringing someone's doorbell and leaving a flaming bag of dog poop on their porch, nothing highbrow or moralistic.

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Joke

Fishy

Try washing it a few times a week and that should all go away,

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Flame

You mean....

Shite-alight! Brings back memories...

(...never wore those shoes again.)

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Joke

Explain what?

"Email addresses in the batch reportedly included .mil and .gov users, some of who may have some serious explaining to do."

I don't think they should have to explain anything. Which holier than thou asshole has decided that an interest in pornography should be something to be ashamed of?

To me buying product from a company that exploits and abuses it's workforce is a far more heinous act.

Oh, wait a minute, I guess the two aren't exactly mutually exclusive...

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oh, a title

>I don't think they should have to explain anything.

Probably they should not be using their job email for it, rather random webby or private (unless of course their interest in porn is professional).

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Explain...

... the misuse of gov and mil computer ressources maybe?

I know that when I out a cache of torrented movies on our network the culprit is usually very happy to hear the sentence "I won't report it this time but you need to stop".

Never found any porn though, only useless crap (usually the latest crappy blockbusters).

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My bad

I overlooked that aspect. I agree use of company resource for such a thing is a definite no,no.

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oops

Aye, I sometimes miss the obvious.

I always Issued a warning first. I did find porn though, quite a lot of it sometimes, especially on the factory floor PC's. Fortunately nothing proper nasty though. An explanation wasn't necessary, I knew exactly why they downloaded and viewed it.

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Why just boring user data?

I'd be far more interested in a content dump.

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Joke

heh

fnaar fnaar, so to speak ;-)

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Freebie DB

Given that one of the email addresses is a US gov email address for reporting dodgy health care reform info and the password is karlmarx I very much doubt that this is a subscriber DB. Probably more likely the type of freebie accounts that you can sign up to that never actually validate your email address.; Of course that doesn't mean that some, probably most, didn't use the same email address and password as elsewhere

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Stuck up much?

"before letting the friends of users know of their proclivity for internet porn"

So original!

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People keep going on about using the same password

but so many web sites insist on you signing up for no good reason apart, presumably, from passing it on to marketing companies and Our Christian Brothers, so what does it matter? If people want to go around hacking accounts on gardening sites, bicycle sites and similar, how sad are they? And does anyone, anywhere, care even slightly? As long as you used a throw-away email address to sign up, of course.

I hope I never end up stuck in a lift with any LulzSec activists. They seem less fun than New Labour :(

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Big Brother

Amen

I have been playing around with a site and was putting together a signup component and realized "why am I collecting people's email addresses? There isn't any reason for me to need to contact them, most of them will be invalid or one-off accounts, the only thing they could ever be useful for is to sell to spammers. Highlight. Delete."

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Trollface

OM actual G

"before letting the friends of users know of their proclivity for internet porn"

Thereby implying there is something out of the ordinary about "looking at" porn on the internet.

(I do so love the "looking at porn" euphemism.)

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Includes some .gov addresses, eh?

How much do you want to bet on rep.weiner@congress.gov?

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twats & knobs

hypocritical bunch of wankers. I'm sure no members of lulzsec have ever looked at porn.

It's fair enough that you shouldn't use your employers resources to porn cruise, however they didn't ask people to only go for .gov or .mil addresses did they?

Then again if society in general had a more reasoned view out about pornography, sex or just general nudity it wouldn't be a problem would it.

"Put away those jizz mags johnny! Now go and do something healthy like watch a few violent action movies or kill video sprites"

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Not such a good idea...

Lulzsec can do it all for 'teh lulz', but it's a very bad idea to mess with porn on the internet.

Porn = Reason for the internet.

Internet - Porn = One website left called 'Bring back the porn!'.

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