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Owner of warez site sells user data to anti-piracy company

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Oct 2013 15:38 User comments (11)

Owner of warez site sells user data to anti-piracy company The popular warez site UploaderTalk is sending shockwaves across the industry as it has been purchased by the anti-piracy company Nuke Piracy.
The site collected data on users, file hosters and other websites for a full year before being sold, being a piracy 'honeypot' that has users terrified. The term honeypot refers to a facility that runs, encourages criminal behavior, and then collects incriminating data under false pretenses.

As an added bonus to rub it in, the operator of UT, who goes by the moniker WDF posted this on the homepage: "That's right the biggest swerve ever. I, WDF, work for the anti-piracy people! UT was set up for a number of reasons. But mostly to be a sounding board, proof of concept ... and to collect data. I collected info on file hosts, web hosts, websites. I suckered shitloads of you."

WDF was formerly a senior member of the filesharing site WJunction, and UT was designed to attract pirates that upload for profit, using file hosting affiliate programs.

Nuke Piracy, based in the U.S., states on their "About Us" page that they use "proprietary and unconventional methods we do not discuss or disclose our methodologies, processes, and procedures publicly."

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11 user comments

127.10.2013 18:06

Somebody get a rope.....

227.10.2013 19:27

Oh yes... There will be blood!!!


ahhhhh!!! cobras

327.10.2013 20:13

Quote:
a facility that runs, encourages criminal behavior, and then collects incriminating data under false pretenses.

Quote:
That's right the biggest swerve ever. I, WDF, work for the anti-piracy people! UT was set up for a number of reasons. But mostly to be a sounding board, proof of concept ... and to collect data. I collected info on file hosts, web hosts, websites. I suckered shitloads of you.

"False pretenses" and "suckering" the people... why do I believe that would be cause for any and all info collected to be null and void in a court of law?

I don't know the law but to me it seems what they did would be illegal. Like some form of entrapment.

427.10.2013 22:02

Not much anyone is going to really be doing anyway most of the lawsuit crap from RIAA and MPAA have been dropped, might get a warning from their ISP? and i guarantee you in doing what he did there's at least 1 very very talented black hat he pissed off that will be in pursuit, I don't think we will be hearing much from him anytime soon.

527.10.2013 23:05

Originally posted by Menion:
Not much anyone is going to really be doing anyway most of the lawsuit crap from RIAA and MPAA have been dropped, might get a warning from their ISP? and i guarantee you in doing what he did there's at least 1 very very talented black hat he pissed off that will be in pursuit, I don't think we will be hearing much from him anytime soon.
From what I gathered from the other sites, his info has already been gathered and pictures of him posted and etc. I didn't care to pay attention to it and I don't know if it was a troll but... ya people seem to already be active about this kinda thing...

Carpe Noctem

628.10.2013 7:51

The first date is entrapment, the second date is system and intent. Another reason for TOR and proxy servers, or avoiding this, and keeping the circle of friends small.

728.10.2013 12:06

Yeah no matter what nothing is 100% safe. It's a lot like the drug trade. You gotta watch who you associate and who you deal with. Always figure somebody is just waiting to sell you out for money or to cover their own asses. This is a novel idea though them buying someone out rather than suing them. Bet this idea will work for them. A lot of people need money these days.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 28 Oct 2013 @ 12:06

Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

828.10.2013 17:19

Originally posted by thebox:
Oh yes... There will be blood!!!

there sure will be more than blood...

928.10.2013 17:27

Original Article:
http://scrolldog.com/uploadertalk-com-f...ng-closes-site/

Update:
http://scrolldog.com/torrentfreak-foole...s-uploadertalk/

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 28 Oct 2013 @ 18:35

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

1030.10.2013 17:10

People actually use sites like this? How stupid can you be? Might as well put a "Pirate and Proud" bumpersticker on your car.

113.11.2013 12:51

Does he really think there won't be any consequences for him over this? "Sleep with one eye open...gripping your pillow tight..." ;)

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