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 September 3, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Online, U.S.

Rob Thurbron reports:

What just happened? For those who don’t know, or pretend not to know, what Bang Bros is, it’s a popular adult film production company. Yesterday, it made a surprise acquisition: PornWikiLeaks.com, a website that focused on doxing adult performers and sharing their personal information online. Why would the firm make such a purchase? To shut PWL down and set its hard drives on fire, literally.

PornWikiLeaks contained over 15,000 performers’ real names, and in some cases also included phone numbers, address, and even the names of their family members, all information stolen from anyone who had posted it.

Read more on TechSpot.

Well, this is one way to try to protect privacy and I give them credit for the effort, but how can they be sure that there were no backups anywhere that are sitting on someone’s hard drive elsewhere?  Why is there no law that protects these workers’ privacy from public disclosure of this kind – or our privacy, for that matter? We are still waaaay behind on protecting privacy from online disclosure.

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