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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