The Media Defender Story continues

Martin Brinkmann
Sep 20, 2007
Updated • Dec 2, 2012
File Sharing, Internet

Media Defender, the company that is spreading fake releases to p2p networks such as edonkey or bittorrent in order to spread chaos amongst file sharers, has been hit by another devastating blow. First thousands of internal emails leaked on the Internet detailing information about fake releases, ways of spreading those releases and several other internal Media Defender internals.

Two days later a recorded phone conversation between a New-York attorney and Media Defender discussing the security of the Media Defender email server. The question that should have been asked at this point was why they were not able to fix the leak that they thought was only affecting the email server.

There are no details on how the conversation was recorded but apparently one of the parties used VOIP. Today, four days later, the source code of software that was used to trap and decoy users was released on the Internet. This software was said to be used to spread those fake files on the p2p networks.

Media Defender Defenders, that is the name of the group making all those releases, promised to release more information in the coming days. I think we are in for some interesting days to come.


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  1. Decent60 said on November 11, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    K-Lite pack MEGA. All you need to know lol If it won’t play with that, then it needed a whole new program to use anyways.

  2. Anonymous said on November 11, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    VLC Player has played just about every file for me. If VLC can’t play it, then the file was probably malicious anyways

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on November 11, 2013 at 10:53 pm

      As I said, VLC should have you covered. But if you use Media Player or something similar, you may like this.

  3. Ron said on November 11, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Media Player Classic – Home Cinema (MPC-HC) or Media Player Classic – BE (MPC-BE) should be able to play (almost) anything also. MPC-BE is my player of choice. (It also has a small footprint on your hard drive, which is something I always take into consideration when choosing between different programs.)

  4. brian Tran said on November 12, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    love utorrent..

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