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Site Accuses Women of Prostitution, Demands Money to Take Their Private Information Down

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Untouchable, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Untouchable

    Untouchable Supreme Member

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    A site called Potential Prostitutes allows anyone to anonymously upload any woman's photo and contact information, then publicly accuses them of prostitution. They demand $100 from each woman to take the listing off their site.
    The site lists alleged "convicted prostitutes" along with women who in theory have no criminal record whatsoever. Every entry includes the woman's photo, name and telephone number. This is so impossibly wrong at so many levels that my head is exploding in a big bang of swearing.
    We tried the site submission system ourselves and, indeed, anyone can send any photo, add the name and contact information, and submit it. What's even worse: the uploader doesn't have to provide any contact information whatsoever. There's zero accountability for the dickhead who does this. This means that any butthurt douchebag may be able to defame his ex-girlfriend or ex-wife.

    The owners of the site are even proud of their methods:
    Currently we operate based on the efforts from motivated members of their local community who have at one point or another come into contact with a potential prostitute online and feel they can be a threat. All of our offenders have been reported by local members who feel these offenders should be taught a lesson before their actions escalate.
    "Motivated members"? "Offenders should be taught a lesson before their actions escalate"? I had to read that last sentence a few times to make sure these bigots are so openly self-righteous and hypocritical. Why hypocritical? Because if the "offender" pays $100, everything is forgiven. She is not longer a "sinner" and they take her file out of the site.

    The site argues that the Communications Decency Act protects their actions. This is the same law that protects any site—like Facebook, Tumblr or Gizmodo—from any legal action in case any user posts anything that may break the law or attack a third party. The difference is that, if a user of one of these sites posts anything that can be legally prosecuted, the sites will immediately take the content down and collaborate with law enforcement and the victim to get the criminal.
    Source:http://gizmodo.com/5971914/site-acc...-money-to-take-their-private-information-down

    This is extortion. The servers are based in sweden U.S cant do anything.
    Anybody want to team up and Neg SEO the crap out of this site? I dont think it will be that hard to get this site sandboxed.
    They deserve neg seo.
    Checked the whois. Registered in Oct 2012.
     
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  2. LBrown

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    The extortion is being done too sloppily to be effective. It doesn't look like a legitimate site. If I were on there I would not pay the $100 removal fee. No one who goes on there is going to think anyone is actually a prostitute since each listing has several action buttons to delete the profile which then leads to a payment page.

    They should have put some ads up, maybe some dating offers, so that when it went viral (aka yesterday) they could have made some money.
     
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    The potential is still there though. If they had good Domain Age and backlink profile they could make this serious. With such a thin backlink profile some blackhatter is just going to dump that site into google sandbox.
     
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    Seems similar to what Yelp does ;)
     
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    Right now their traffic isn't coming from search engines; it's coming from them going viral. The site was featured on the Huffington Post. Those kinds of authority links are pretty difficult to counteract with negative SEO.

    An ICANN takedown request would be more effective than continuing the appearance that the site is going viral with a ton of new links. Or you could report the site to Google since I'm sure it must violate some of their webmaster standards. Then it will be deindexed.
     
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  6. Bragah

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    What can I say ?
    I saw some pretty nice ladies over there ^^ Even some that were proud to be posted and have some more reputation in the industry.

    It`s wrong on so many levels but basically this is not the first business model. That`s exactly what Yelp and Ripoffreport do but since they "do no promote" potential prostitutes you find that more human ?
    They already killed lots of businesses... Why we don`t take a stand there?