The Lazy Genius

Security News & Brain Dumps from Xavier Ashe, a Bit9 Client Partner

MediaDefender Internal Emails Go Public

Posted by Xavier Ashe on September 17, 2007

Unfortunately for Media Defender – a company dedicated to mitigating
the effects of internet leaks – they can do nothing about being the
subject of the biggest BitTorrent leak of all time. Over 700mb of their
own internal emails, dating back over 6 months have been leaked to the
internet in what will be a devastating blow to the company. Many are
very recent, having September 2007 dates and the majority involve the
most senior people in the company. Apparently this is not the first
time that a MediaDefender email leaked onto the Internet.

According to the .nfo file posted with the Mbox file the emails were
obtained by a group called “MediaDefender-Defenders”. It states: “By
releasing these emails we hope to secure the privacy and personal
integrity of all peer-to-peer users. The emails contains information
about the various tactics and technical solutions for tracking p2p
users, and disrupt p2p services,” and “A special thanks to Jay Maris,
for circumventing there entire email-security by forwarding all your
emails to your gmail account”

Note: The mbox
formatted file is circulating publicly on BitTorrent, completely
unedited. However, for publication here we have removed the username
and password logins for Media Defender’s servers, and replaced them
with asterisks and avoided publishing emails of a personal nature, e.g
pay negotiations etc. We believe that the emails are the real deal and
all the info posted here serves the public interest.

Read the whole post on TorrentFreak.

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