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Porn Virus Blackmails Victims Over "Copyright Violation" 222

Posted by timothy
from the or-shall-we-bill-your-wife? dept.
FishRep writes with this excerpt from the BBC: "A new type of malware infects PCs using file-share sites and publishes the user's net history on a public website before demanding a fee for its removal. The Japanese trojan virus installs itself on computers using a popular file-share service called Winni, used by up to 200m people. It targets those downloading illegal copies of games in the Hentai genre, an explicit form of anime. Website Yomiuri claims that 5,500 people have so far admitted to being infected. The virus, known as Kenzero, is being monitored by web security firm Trend Micro in Japan. Masquerading as a game installation screen, it requests the PC owner's personal details. It then takes screengrabs of the user's web history and publishes it online in their name, before sending an e-mail or pop-up screen demanding a credit card payment of 1,500 yen (£10) to 'settle your violation of copyright law' and remove the webpage."
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Porn Virus Blackmails Victims Over "Copyright Violation"

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  • by Thanshin (1188877) on Friday April 16, 2010 @05:39AM (#31869308)

    If that porn involves schoolgirls getting raped by tentacles, then yes, I would be afraid of getting caught.

    Drawings of schoolgirls getting raped.

    There's quite a difference. Unless you think they abduct actual schoolgirls, and octopuses, to use them as models.

  • by OrwellianLurker (1739950) on Friday April 16, 2010 @05:48AM (#31869342)

    If that porn involves schoolgirls getting raped by tentacles, then yes, I would be afraid of getting caught.

    Drawings of schoolgirls getting raped.

    There's quite a difference. Unless you think they abduct actual schoolgirls, and octopuses, to use them as models.

    I have no problem with the drawings. All I am saying is that if I had that kind of pornography in my web history, I would not want the public to see it attached to my name.

  • by takev (214836) on Friday April 16, 2010 @06:01AM (#31869406)

    I think at some point, when all the young generation is grown up. They expect to see compromising pictures on your facebook. And if you don't have those they wont trust you and you won't get a job.

  • Re:The MAFIAA (Score:2, Insightful)

    by pookemon (909195) on Friday April 16, 2010 @06:19AM (#31869484) Homepage
    Which assumes that the person being blackmailed reports it. And when has "Legal Means" every bothered the MAFIAA?
  • by not flu (1169973) on Friday April 16, 2010 @06:39AM (#31869586)
    But everybody is a hypocrite so you'd get condemned for it all the same. On a subject like this you'd get condemned for not condemning it! Most people would at least make a token effort to condemn it publicly just for show, even if they fapped to the same schoolgirls getting tentacled themselves.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 16, 2010 @06:45AM (#31869606)

    >Everybody views porn or has viewed porn before, so nobody can condemn you for it without being a hypocrite themselves.

    See, that's where you're mistaken. A hypocrite is someone who condemns you while thinking the same condemnation does not apply to them.

    I have done many wrong things over the course of my life; my having done them doesn't make them any less wrong, nor does the fact that I've done them and condemn them make me a hypocrite. If you show your horrible scars to your kids and tell them "don't play with fire," does that make you a hypocrite? No, it makes you a responsible person. If I look back at the game I cracked and released to the scene but now say "Don't pirate games; it steals income from developers," it's because I've grown older and wiser and have a little more perspective now.

  • by martas (1439879) on Friday April 16, 2010 @06:50AM (#31869632)
    first you'd have to be stupid enough to give your real name to a pirated porn game...
  • by zwei2stein (782480) on Friday April 16, 2010 @07:24AM (#31869806) Homepage

    This is not how it really works. Being yourself is cool if you are applying to 'being yourself' company, but it is not always going to the the case. Easy going does not mean anything to most companies.

    See, everyone was young, had drunked adventures and whatnot and propably smoked pot for quite a long time. 60's generation being example.

    Do you think that now that they are all adults and propably in big-chair positions that they would be cool with you smoke pot on workplace? They should be enlightened about it and whatnot, they did it themselves, but no, not a chance. Hell, generation of "free love" is suprisingly uptight about sex life of their children.

    Getting rid of that facebook image of you and twocolored vomit is the same thing like getting rid of ridiculous t-shirt or getting haircut or getting email address with your real name in front of @ instead of nick or using proper spelling in cover letter. Rite of passage.

    Simply put, company hiring you is not hiring teenager on those photos. If you project that image, do not be suprised if you end up on bottom of pile. It is just as if you showed up on interview dressed unapropriatelly.

    Trust me, "You are not your photos on facebook".

  • by clone53421 (1310749) on Friday April 16, 2010 @08:24AM (#31870226) Journal

    Wait, what?

    Your basic premise fails on two major points:

    A) Drawings are not real. Pinocchio is not a real boy, and a girl in a hentai drawing is not a child. A lot of people would spontaneously vomit if they personally witnessed a grisly death but could watch a film chock-full of grisly death and dismemberment because it’s done with stage magic and special effects and it’s just a picture anyway – not real.

    B) Watching something means you are attracted to it (or, being attracted to bad stuff is bad). And I could name dozens of movies depicting bad stuff that, according to your logic, should be illegal to watch. A Clockwork Orange, for one.

    Just because I watched a violent movie and enjoyed it doesn’t mean I’d enjoy having a ringside seat (behind bullet-proof glass, I suppose) at the next school shooting. And just because I watched the violent movie and enjoyed it doesn’t mean I’d enjoy acting it out.

  • by log0n (18224) on Friday April 16, 2010 @10:54PM (#31880002)

    What with our puritanical (US) society and all.. blackmail husbands to keep their pr0n habits away from wives, non-catholic clergy against the church, teachers, lawyers, etc.

    Doesn't even need to be illegal porn.. just porn in general. How many people dread a significant other finding out what really gets them off?

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