Adult Web Industry Compromised
January 15, 2008 | POSTED BY BRETT EDGAR IN SECURITY
The AP has released a story [FOXNews.com]
detailing that a New Jersey company which provides accounting software to the adult-entertainment industry has been hacked. The software apparently tracks referrals from one website to another and determines how much each website owner is supposed to be paid based on those referrals. The breach allowed the attackers to obtain the subscriber lists of several adult websites. Those subscribers are now being spammed with targeted adult advertisements from competitor websites. The greatest quote from the article from the owner of several adult websites: "There's a loss, in my opinion, of user confidence."