Come on reg !
Why no comment on the email hack ? This is big news !
Has Crossley got a super injunction that's stopping UK press from comment ?
ACS:Law, the firm of solicitors being investigated by authorities over thousands of threatening letters to alleged unlawful filesharers, was attacked by net activists linked to 4chan overnight. The firm's website was brought back online at about 10.45am, following a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) strike. It follows …
Looks like internet security isn't their strong point. The anon's ddosing the site found that when it came back up, it left the root directory exposed with an archived copy of all of their emails and logon details in plain text form, plus client contact details and even credit card details.
I seriously can't see the firm surviving this - the channers have hit the jackpot.
Looks like that "train" just smashed Andrew Crossley in the face.
If this ends up making direct civil action against [alleged] file-sharers seem a less-good option for various industry bodies to support, what is their next move likely to be?
If the direct route is made to look worse, does that make it more likely they may agree on some alternative and present a united front?
Would it make an ISP-administered three strikes approach easier for them to push as the best option?
Also, while people may be understandably pleased at what happened to this particular lawyer, I do hope that the success doesn't encourage anyone who *doesn't* know what they're doing to jump in to participate in subsequent similar actions.
Even if no-one ends up getting caught for involvement in this case, (which it's too soon to say), there's no guarantee that that would happen in some subsequent capmaign.
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