Hacking: Now A Porn Marketing Tool

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Yesterday I happened to see a particularly creepy advert containing a number of rotating images claiming to offer "Hacked Facebook and Photobucket accounts" for a price:

hackedfbaccts1.jpg

The site the image links to is called...well, see for yourself.

Wait...what?, originally uploaded by Paperghost.

Yes, the site is actually called "Hackedsluts.com" and claims to offer up an endless series of images from "hacked" accounts including Myspace, Photobucket and Facebook in return for a monthly fee. Or, as they like to put it:

As porn site marketing campaigns go this one is certainly, uh, different.

"Every day we prowl Facebook, Photobucket, Myspace and a ton of others....then we let our team of hackers do their thing"...

Account hacked!, originally uploaded by Paperghost.

Just to force the message home, hovering over any image will pop up some text on top of the picture:

hackedfbaccts5.jpg

Just when you think they can't possibly get any creepier or salacious, the final image at the bottom of the first set actually looks like this:


Extreme, originally uploaded by Paperghost

...yep, we'll throw in dubious claims of hacked accounts / stolen images AND we'll lob in a blood splattered "Too extreme" banner supposedly covering up some of the pictures. While this is clearly a piece of Lame Marketing 101, the overall effect of the site is extremely disturbing.

Are the images actually stolen? It's doubtful; in all probability the bulk of the content (if not all of it) is made up of stock pornographic content. But simply claiming they've been plundering images from supposedly hacked accounts on Facebook, Myspace and all the rest of them for financial gain blows my mind, is an amazingly dubious piece of non-ethical marketing and is surely a fast track to a day in court.

You would hope...

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