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Massive Porn Buyer Info Leak

Zonk posted more than 8 years ago | from the get-off-the-internet-this-is-a-sign dept.

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Anonymous Guy wrote to mention a Wired article that covers the release of information for millions of customers onto the Internet. From the article: "The stolen data, examined by Wired News, includes names, phone numbers, addresses, e-mail addresses and internet IP addresses. Other fields in the compromised databases appear to be logins and passwords, credit-card types and purchase amounts, but credit-card numbers are not included. The breach has broad privacy implications for the victims. Until it was brought low by legal and financial difficulties, iBill was a top credit-card processor for adult entertainment websites."

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HAH (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14885024)

Take that perverts who turn away from our lord.

ERROR THIS

Re:HAH (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14885181)

I AGREE WITH THIS POST

lol. sinners, all will burn in hell

Re:HAH (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14885202)

Take that perverts who turn away from our lord.

I'm with you 100% there buddy, I always face the image of christ by my monitor when I'm whacking off. Can I get an amen?

Porn Leak (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14885230)

I could swear that's the name of some Thai porn star.

Weakest Link (4, Interesting)

nmccart (952969) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885028)

It's not surprising someone other than MasterCard actually had a list of card numbers stolen. I have customers all the time tell me how they don't like what they feel are draconian measures to protect the credit card numbers people have in their own systems. What they fail to understand is that Visa and Mastercard require us to do this, and the protections we have are customer service.

But they still complain, because their customers and they themselves don't ever notice. Hell at one point I was told by a demanding customer to remove the protections because he said "I'll risk it." I was tempted to show him how insecure he was by remotely accessing his system, getting his list of customer phone numbers, and telling all his customers that he was careless with credit card numbers and their numbers could have easily been stolen from his system.

People are pretty careless about credit card security. It's usually in the name of convenience and visible customer service. Credit card security is invisible service. Being able to purchase something conveniently flies right in the face of having security which just might prevent you from selling something to someone, so some people don't care, as long as they are selling. Owners care once they find out that they'll be issued chargebacks, but individual salesreps will write down every credit card number on a piece of paper if it means making money for them personally.

Visa and Mastercard have the right idea, and in the press release I like how they said that they gave cardsystems a "limited amount of time" to basically get their act together so this doesn't happen again. Education and enforcement of regulations... nice to see an organization, especially one that is a corporation, actually give a damn.

Re:Weakest Link (4, Informative)

frostyboy (221222) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885166)

Dude, RTFA. They didn't get the credit card numbers. Only personal information like name, phone number, address, email. Not that that's not a big deal, but this isn't a CC number security issue.

Of course, this isn't made clear until way at the end of the article: "Because the information didn't include Social Security, credit-card or driver's-license numbers, no U.S. laws require iBill or the companies for which they provided billing to warn victims."

Re:Weakest Link (3, Interesting)

plover (150551) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885196)

There was something else of interest in TFA. Wired posted the address of a "spammer community site," specialham.com [specialham.com] .

That plus a few curious slashdotters will probably slow their spam chatter for a few days.

Re:Weakest Link (0, Redundant)

StarvingSE (875139) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885278)

Not to be "that guy" or anything, but if you RTFA, you would have noticed this in the second paragraph.

The stolen data, examined by Wired News, includes names, phone numbers, addresses, e-mail addresses and internet IP addresses. Other fields in the compromised databases appear to be logins and passwords, credit-card types and purchase amounts, but credit-card numbers are not included.

Cheers

Re:Weakest Link (5, Informative)

Alex P Keaton in da (882660) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885170)

Um, anytime I buy something "questionable" or from a questionable source, I use a one time credit card number. I know MBNA has this. You set a dollar amount for the number, as well an expiry date. It is great for sites with auto renewing subscriptions. I use them all the time for 3 day 1.99 trials. I set the card limit at 2.50, use the number, and then forget about it. When they try and charge me, they get nothing but an expired card.
My understanding is that most identity theft is still done the old fashion way- with garbage diving etc. When I was in college, I bartended. I could have easily written down every credit card number that was handed to me....
But clearly this is more of a privacy issue. Even if nothing is stolen from me, I would prefer that my name not be associated with porn purchases. But then again, who am I kidding, everyone that meets me just assumes I am into porn. I guess it is my vibe.

Weakest Link-You're fired! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14885490)

"My understanding is that most identity theft is still done the old fashion way- with garbage diving etc."

And just in case you haven't been paying attention for the past five years. Most POS systems don't print out the entire credit card number. The only one's that dumpster diving can hit, are the one's that use the old embossing receit machines. The other to watch out for is an employee copying the numbers. That's why you make certain they process the card in front of you.

Re:Weakest Link-You're fired! (1)

Alex P Keaton in da (882660) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885603)

While I agree with you, keep in mid that every credit card bill that arrives at my home has the credit card number on it. I shred these, but many people simply throw them out.
Also, my point about the bar- there was no way, at the bar I worked at, and every bar I have ever worked in, for the customer to watch the bartender swipe the card. Also, not to be an ass, but who is going to follow a waiter, waitress to the bussing station to watch them handle the card?

Re:Weakest Link-You're fired! (1)

jacksonj04 (800021) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885620)

Chip & Pin - recently implemented in the UK and in use in mainland Europe for some time - is a great way to avoid this. If you don't want to, you never even have to let go of the card. Basically you put your card into a reader, punch in your PIN, and take the card out again.

I don't think it was stolen. (4, Interesting)

eldavojohn (898314) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885182)

After all, the article said that no pieces of information were stolen that required them (by law) to inform their customers. Pretty convenient, eh?

I also noticed that they're from Deerfield Beach, Florida. Now, something odd about Deerfield Beach is its location [google.com] . It's on the coast of Florida there. That unmarked island on the east side of the map? That would be Grand Bahama. Care to take a guess at what country it lies in?

So my guess is that the company did this legally and by choice. They probably found some bum on the street who didn't ask questions and would like to recieve a paycheck. He's probably also the president of the company with very limited responsibilities and capabilities. They're also probably prepared to give him a briefcase full of $100,000 and a boat to take to Freeport. And also some cute documents for him to sign that might as well say that he shot JFK.

Meanwhile, all the workers and people profiting off the deal claim they had no knowledge.

Re:I don't think it was stolen. (1)

HardCase (14757) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885321)

Maybe you should consider lining that tinfoil hat with lead - I think that the mind control rays are leaking through...

Re:Weakest Link (3, Insightful)

wkk2 (808881) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885371)

The theft of card data won't stop until both the merchants and card issuers incur sufficient liability to wake up and make changes. 1. It should be illegal for merchants to store card numbers after an approval code is received. Buyers should be required to resubmit their card number for new transactions and refunds. It's not that big of an inconvenience to reenter numbers. 2. Reoccurring transactions should be process by submitting the card number to the merchant. The merchant should in turn apply for a reoccurring number that is only valid between that merchant and the card-clearing house. They should be charged a higher fee for the liability of saving that custom number. This number would be worthless to the thieves. 3. The addition of a one time password (federated OATH type token) would also go a long way to solving these problems especially for card not present transactions.

Easy solution for the end user (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14885551)

Go to netcraft and check out the site. If it is running Windows, then do not use it. A simple set of stats:
  • Windows is on 20% of http space and ~35 % of https space.
  • Windows suffers nearly 100% of all CC thefts.

There is a good reason why the top places do not run Windows. IMHO, the surest sign of incompetance is a site that exposes Windows to the net.

Quite Humorous (4, Interesting)

eldavojohn (898314) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885029)

From the frontpage of iBill [ibill.com] , they have their most recent news as:
Internet Billing Company, LLC (iBill) announced that the relocation of their corporate headquarters to more cost-efficient facilities has been completed.
Even after looking around, I can't determine where this move was to. Their contact info on the site lists Deerfield Beach, Florida as their location. Is it possible they moved all their transaction servers to a different country to avoid possible legal implications?

If you care to read more about iBill, you can check out their blog on G Spot [xbiz.com] . I didn't link the blog because it's not about the company; it's about trading buyers across all of its customer sites.

I wonder if this is a case of the company selling anything they could to escape dire financial straights or if it is the case of a disgruntled underpaid employee indulging.

Am I surprised such a shady company had its user's credit card info traded on the black market? Gosh, not really.

Re:Quite Humorous (4, Funny)

SleepyHappyDoc (813919) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885317)

"More cost-efficient facilities"? Did they just skip all the steps and set up their headquarters in a federal prison?

Re:Quite Humorous (1)

fm6 (162816) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885391)

Is it possible they moved all their transaction servers to a different country to avoid possible legal implications?
Unless their lawyers are total idiots (or graduates of the Ask Slashdot School), they'd know better. Having your servers offshore does you no good if you still have a local physical presence. And I can't see a company that has to deal with so many U.S. banks being located outside the U.S.

Time for an Open Porn Movement (4, Funny)

RedHatLinux (453603) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885034)

After all, free, as in beer, porn, means never have to worry having identity stolen or saying sorry to wife.

Plus, given the bottoming out production costs, we can easily produce porn of the same quality as closed source porn.

Time for an Open Porn Movement (5, Funny)

AnonymousPrick (956548) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885115)

I suggest that the open-porn should be stored on "Freshmeat".

Re:Time for an Open Porn Movement (1)

Nosklo (815041) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885129)

Parent has an interesting idea. I think most of /. users would like to collaborate.

Re:Time for an Open Porn Movement (2, Funny)

mano_k (588614) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885214)

That would be a gangbang with a massive male majority ...
Argh! Need mental erasor!!!!

Re:Time for an Open Porn Movement (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14885132)

I know you were trying to be cute but there's a serious flaw in your plan; geeks don't pay for porn. Don't even get me started on 'viral' licenses...

That's what I don't get... (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14885148)

What kind of moron buys porn? Hello? IT'S FREE ON TEH INTARWEBS, and especially on Usenet. There are people who literally get off on making and distributing porn of all varieties at no cost. They want you to watch.

Unless your idea of hotness is overproduced Playboy-style photography with a combination of four different skin textures, three different lighting rigs, and sixteeen different gauze filters, you can get what you want on Usenet without risking your credit history.

Re:That's what I don't get... (2, Interesting)

paco3791 (786431) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885369)

I had an ex-girlfriend once, who I still kept in contact with for some reason, who broke up with her then fiance because he charged $500 of Pr0n onto her debit card. Not credit card, debit card! Besides the obvious "What a Tool!" At the time I remeber thinking "Wow, that is a lot of real money to spend on something I can find just laying around on the web". This was in the early days of P2P and bittorrent wasn't even on the scene yet and still you could bairly do a search on the web without some offer for free porn poping up.

Still amazes me, to this day, how people can be so stupid/lazy that they spend enough money to keep an entire industry racking up the profits when free, legal alternatives abound.

Re:That's what I don't get... (2, Funny)

ettlz (639203) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885387)

What kind of moron buys porn?

Same kind of moron who pays cash for some semi-naked woman to dance in front of him!

I mean, you gotta make a chick work for sex!

NSFW (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14885308)

Don't worry. I don't think Wifey [wifeysworld.com] will mind atall. =)

Re:Time for an Open Porn Movement (1)

Zenmonkeycat (749580) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885314)

True, the production values would match those of the bigger studios, but I seriously doubt people are going to want naked pictures of someone named RedHaxLinux or Zenmonkeycat, no matter /how/ free they are.

Re:Time for an Open Porn Movement (1)

ettlz (639203) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885367)

Plus, given the bottoming out production costs, we can easily produce porn of the same quality as closed source porn.

So: zlib Licence if you just want it known that "it really is my arse"; GPL for those who want it all kept out in the open; and BSD only if you're into that sort of thing?

Re:Time for an Open Porn Movement (1)

XMilkProject (935232) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885373)

Which means we would need free, as in beer, porn stars. Kickass!!

"Interesting" headline. (4, Interesting)

XorNand (517466) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885036)

"Massive Porn Buyer Info Leak?" What the hell does that even mean? Hats off to Zonk for managing to use "porn", "leak", and "massive" all in the same headline and posting it to one of the most widely read sites on the net. That sound you hear is thousands of RSS feed subscribers all scratching their heads.

Re:"Interesting" headline. (3, Funny)

dr_dank (472072) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885334)

That sound you hear is thousands of RSS feed subscribers all scratching their heads.

Is that what furious masturbation sounds like?

In other news... (4, Funny)

Shadow Wrought (586631) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885048)

A sudden surge in the filing of divorces is plaguing thousands of local communities...

Re:In other news... (1)

justgeekin (932184) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885377)

The article didn't specify, but it didn't mention what was purchased by customers through iBill.

Re:In other news... (1)

PhotoBoy (684898) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885483)

Yeah, I'd be interested to know if there's a list of websites ordered next to each person's record.

This could be a blackmail gold mine; "give me $5000 or I tell your wife about your subscription to gayguys.com". Scary.

Oh crap... (5, Funny)

eln (21727) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885049)

They didn't do credit card processing for midget-granny-and-horse-porn.com did they?

I mean, not that it would matter to me if they did...I'm just curious.

Re:Oh crap... or why horses shy away from ... (1)

WillAffleckUW (858324) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885499)

They didn't do credit card processing for midget-granny-and-horse-porn.com did they?

I mean, not that it would matter to me if they did...I'm just curious.


You know, that's illegal in the state of Washington now.

Seriously, the Governor just signed a bill.

No Baby! I swear it wasn't me! (5, Funny)

darth_MALL (657218) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885052)

It was the other Chester J. Winthrop-Montague III!

Whew, that was too close (5, Funny)

LunaticTippy (872397) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885055)

I'm sure glad I've never paid for internet porn.

Now if they leak the hardon pill database I'm screwed...

Whew, that was too close-Cut shaving. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14885602)

Pfft! The only way you all would get screwed is if you did it with a hardware store.

Internet IP addresses? (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14885058)

Internet IP addresses?
Well, as long as they didn't get their PIN numbers.

Re:Internet IP addresses? (1)

Jim in Buffalo (939861) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885587)

Right, they might head over to the ATM machine!

Wait a second... (5, Funny)

ENIGMAwastaken (932558) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885060)

You can BUY porn? News to me.

Sure, you *can*... (1)

Colin Smith (2679) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885581)

but other than that I'm as confused as you are.

Anyone? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14885072)

I am sure there is a funny "Getting caught with your pants down" joke here..

This Could Be Quite Damaging! (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14885080)

CUSTOMER
--------
Bill O'Reilly
bill@billoreilly.com

WEBSITES
--------
falafelpron.com
hotfalafels.com
teenfalafel.com

Re:This Could Be Quite Damaging! (1)

Rude Turnip (49495) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885165)

I think this one would be the most damaging: join.moveon.org

Re:This Could Be Quite Damaging! (1)

WindBourne (631190) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885198)

Just wait til they find all the high level Washington folks in there. One of the interesting things about groups like Hiedi Fliess and this, is that we will find that Liberals and Conservatives alike visit the same place and sadly in about the same number. Only one of them condemms it though.

Well thank God I never pay for porn... (5, Funny)

R2.0 (532027) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885086)

Wait...did I just type that out loud?

That's why . . . (1)

nixman99 (518480) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885092)

I never use my real name. William R. Pearce Chicago, Il

Inconsiderate, but has to be said... (-1, Offtopic)

Tibor the Hun (143056) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885098)

Ha! Ha!

If... (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14885101)

If we used a decentralized, anonymous digital cash system, these kinds of problems would be much less common. Furthermore, the responsibility would lie in your own hands rather than in the hands of thousands of unidentifiable people at some corporation.

I suppose it's wishful thinking, though, because everybody wants to be the central financial gateway (Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, etc.) and governments prefer being able to track all transactions (toll booth transponders, bankers reporting all transactions over $10,000, etc.).

Re:If... (1)

nologin (256407) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885349)

Hmm, I guess you're talking about something like Mondex [mondex.com] . Unfortunately, it hasn't seen much of any implementation in North America because it is simply way too expensive to deploy the terminals and electronic wallets to make these sorts of electronic cash transactions.

Anonymous digital transactons won't be allowed (3, Interesting)

AHumbleOpinion (546848) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885389)

If we used a decentralized, anonymous digital cash system, these kinds of problems would be much less common ... I suppose it's wishful thinking ... governments prefer being able to track all transactions.

Exactly. You are more likely to see secure computers and honest people than anonymous digital transactions. Governments won't allow it. And no you do not have a US Constitutional right, quite the contrary, the US government has the Constitutional power to create currency, collect taxes, define felonies (say money laundering) and pass enacting legislation, etc.

Where do I buy? (4, Funny)

RobertB-DC (622190) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885103)

In January of last year, iBill was purchased by Interactive Brand Development for $23.5 million. On Monday, IBD's stock [yahoo.com] closed at 8 cents a share in over-the-counter trading.

8 cents a share? Nowhere to go but up! Time to call my broker*.

At the very least, their certificate will look good on the wall, next to the one from Enron. Maybe really good -- or really bad -- depending on which of their subsidiaries did the artwork. According to the Yahoo Finance link, "IBD also owns a library of original cartoon cel art (including He-Man, She-Ra, and Flash Gordon) [and] a 35% stake in Penthouse publisher Penthouse Media Group."

*Disclaimer: I don't have a broker.

Freakin' Sweet (5, Insightful)

GabrielF (636907) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885105)

Other fields in the compromised databases appear to be logins and passwords

Woohoo! Free porn for everyone!

Poor pervets.... (1)

madnuke (948229) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885113)

Hah thats quite funny I wonder how much viagra adds and hack attempts they are going to have now?

More material for late night talk shows (2, Insightful)

ScooterBill (599835) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885114)

I think it's kind of funny. My wife isn't really in on my porn habits but she isn't stupid and knows that sometimes her hubby isn't just "defragging the hard drive" in the basement.

The funny part is when we get to see the "questionable" surfing habits of some famous self-righteous fundy preachers. I love it.

Of course, it wouldn't be so funny if the entire credit card info got released...

Good thing... (1)

ndogg (158021) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885131)

I guess it's a good thing that sex-starved geeks don't look at porn, huh?

Victims indeed (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14885133)

A local guy, who I knew, got nailed when the cops busted a kiddie porn site. That led the cops to his credit card number and then to him. The judge threw the book at him and lamented the fact that he couldn't give him a longer sentence.

I'm conflicted about this: He was a nice guy and a good buddy. He never gave any hint that he was any kind of pervert. On the other hand, he wanted to be a youth worker.

As for myself, I behave as though anyone can see everything I do on the net. I am astounded that people are willing to give up personal information when they're doing something illegal. Yes I know that adult porn isn't illegal, it's just that if the woman is under 18 then it's child pornography. Call me paranoid but I'm not one of those who should be very worried today.

BIG DEAL? (2, Insightful)

HTTP Error 403 403.9 (628865) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885136)

They have names, addresses and phone numbers but no credit card numbers or social security numbers. Isn't this basically the same information you can find in the phone book?

About the only thing one can do with this information is crank calls and spam.

Big deal.

Re:BIG DEAL? (0)

NoData (9132) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885482)

They have names, addresses and phone numbers but no credit card numbers or social security numbers. Isn't this basically the same information you can find in the phone book?

What the hell kinda phone book do they publish in your town?!

And can you send me a copy?

Still Online? (4, Interesting)

NoData (9132) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885137)

FTFA:
Last month, Sunbelt Software found an additional list of slightly over 1 million individual entries labeled Ibill_1m.txt on a spamming website. That list appeared to date from 2003.

Hmm.

http://www.google.com/search?q=Ibill_1m.txt [google.com]
[TXT] Ibill_1m.txt 08-Jun-2003 03:49 214M
Thaaaat doesn't look good.

MOD PARENT UP (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14885201)

5sec.us is totally slashdotted now though

Re:MOD PARENT UP (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14885269)

Anyone have a .torrent file?

Whois data (4, Interesting)

NoData (9132) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885249)

Anyone know if this guy is a known spammer? He's now upgraded to trafficking in stolen property.

http://www.whois.net/whois.cgi2?d=5sec.us [whois.net]

(sorry, lameness filter is being lame, here's just the basics badly formatted)

Registrant Name Sean Rogers
Registrant Organization Sean Rogers
Registrant Address1 1275 Falkland Rd
Registrant City Jacksonville
Registrant State/Province FL
Registrant Postal Code 32221
Registrant Country United States
Registrant Country Code US
Registrant Phone Number +95.486824101
Registrant Email gsmmax@mail.ru

I feel a great disturbance in the Force..... (3, Funny)

8127972 (73495) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885159)

.....as if millions of computer geeks had cried out, and then became silent.

Gullible morons (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14885160)

Who the fuck pays for porn anymore? If you're not a porn pirate nowadays, something's wrong with you. I'll never give another dime to the porn industry. They can lick my balls for all I care.

/me thanks the P2P and Bittorrent gods for all their enabling of porn sharing.

Re:Gullible morons (3, Funny)

Bull999999 (652264) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885293)

They can lick my balls for all I care.

They might take you upon that offer for their new Computer Geeks Gone Wild series.

Re:Gullible morons (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14885366)

"...the porn industry. They can lick my balls for all I care."

Film at 11.

Re:Gullible morons (0, Troll)

meringuoid (568297) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885403)

I'll never give another dime to the porn industry. They can lick my balls for all I care.

* fires up a few favourite porno bookmarks *

Er, yes. Yes, definitely. They can lick my balls any time they like.

Know Your Congress (4, Funny)

Doc Ruby (173196) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885161)

grep -i 'senator' iBill.dat; grep -i 'representative' iBill.dat ; grep -i 'congress' iBill.dat

Re:Know Your Congress (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14885217)

grep -i "senator\|representative\|congress" iBill.dat

You forgot (2, Informative)

WindBourne (631190) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885251)

grep -i "senator\|representative\|congress\|whitehouse" iBill.dat. There are sure to be plenty there.

Re:Know Your Congress (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14885265)

egrep -i 'senator|representative|congress' iBill.dat

lol... they deserve it... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14885205)

... for being the dolts to pay for porn when so much of it is available for free.

Will anyone sue? (1)

digitaldc (879047) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885206)

Or, would anyone want to go through that kind of lawsuit?

different rules for porn watchers (1)

max born (739948) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885215)

A year after the FBI first learned of the larger leak, they have also failed to issue any public warnings.

Yeah, because it's porn related. You can bet if this happened to Disney online they'd be maxim publicity.

Re:different rules for porn watchers (1)

Dekortage (697532) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885331)

maxim publicity

Uh... isn't Maxim [maximonline.com] basically soft porn?

Re:different rules for porn watchers (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14885432)

Uh... isn't Maxim [maximonline.com] basically soft porn?

Maxim would be mild erotica. When the pussy makes it's appearance is where soft porn begins. Even then I would classify that as mild erotica.

Moral of the story (1)

dwalsh (87765) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885234)

... what moron pays for porn? :-)

What we need (3, Interesting)

lildogie (54998) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885270)

What we need is for the name of some elected official(s) to be found in the data.

Then we'll see swift lawmaking action to clamp down on leaks of personal information by merchants and money-handlers.

Re:What we need (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14885437)

Or even better, the preachers at some these holier-than-though mega churches!

So even those who give a f*ck ... (3, Funny)

AHumbleOpinion (546848) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885273)

So even those who give a f*ck, who bend over backwards for their customers, who do all that is humanly possible, don't get security right. ;-)

buy? (1)

Dmack_901 (923883) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885292)

"BUY?"

Why would your pay for porn?

From TFA (1)

secolactico (519805) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885323)

From TFA:

The 41-year-old San Diego man says he allowed a "business partner" to use his credit card on an adult website dedicated to finding resources in Tijuana's red light district, with discussion groups and locations of prostitutes.

Right... a business partner...

Re:From TFA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14885417)

err...maybe he is a pimp...

Imagine the spam... (1)

FrontalLobe (897758) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885329)

I can see my inbox being flooded with subjects like

Porn customers EXP0S3D!!!

News for Nerds... (5, Funny)

jon.wolf (938920) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885337)

If ever a story qualified as, "News for Nerds. Stuff that Matters." -- this is it.

IP Addresses, huh? I have this friend... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14885338)

So anyway this friend of mine who stole a password to a porn site ... would his IP be on the list? Or is this just a list of suckers who paid for porn?

In Unrelated News .... (1)

Vinnie_333 (575483) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885341)

Pete Townshend has applogized in advance for anything he may have been caught for ....

I'm cool.... (1)

fm6 (162816) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885370)

As long as they don't reveal my (rather embaressing) taste in porn.

This is also used by the Washington Post (2, Informative)

kalidasa (577403) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885409)

I know, I had a little scuffle with them last week because I couldn't change my CC# on my Washington Post Online subscription. So not all the names are pr0n buyers.

Also stolen credit cards used? (1)

msbsod (574856) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885416)

How about information of people whose credit card number was fetched from insecure software, like Microsoft IIS? Somehow I doubt that iBill would have removed those people from their database.

Heres the actual list.... (4, Informative)

XMilkProject (935232) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885435)

You can actually download this 214mb list of information here:
http://5sec.us/Ibill_1m.txt [5sec.us]
I don't know why you'd want it, maybe you can use the passwords or something. But there it is anyway.

Re:Heres the actual list.... (1)

55555 Manbabies! (861806) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885471)

Site is slashdotted, is there a torrent?

Everyone seems to be forgetting... (5, Informative)

Psykosys (667390) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885449)

that an estimated 25% of the transactions weren't for porn. Unless the customer information is associated with the purchase information (it sounded to me like the account axx infomation was in separate, unlinked records), the leak has much fewer social implications than commenters here seem to be implying.

Livejournal, for example, was offering payment through iBill [livejournal.com] during the time covered by the leak (run that link through Archive.org if you care to verify, /. filters the part following the asterisk).

Well, there goes the current House and Senate (1)

WillAffleckUW (858324) | more than 8 years ago | (#14885472)

my guess is we're looking at probably 80+ percent of them will be in the pr0n buyer category and now the media will release their data.

Good thing I have a girlfriend.

Crap. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14885494)

Crap.
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