Once again, a stalkerware company's had its servers pwned and wiped by a hacker who thinks they're selling an immoral product


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/02/16/comeuppances-r-us.html


#2

This hack may technically be illegal, but it is highly ethical. Thank you, Precise Buffalo!


#3

I’d also like to offer the hacker a high-five for their choice of nom de internet. “Precise Buffalo” is a far better handle than anything fiction could invent.


#4

Eh, the software the company is selling “may technically be illegal” as well (to use on another without consent - which is kinda the point AFAICT - even if not to sell or own). I think they deserve each other. I will commend and thank the hacker for breaking in to someone who deserved it - as well as deleting the contents of the server instead of distributing/selling the contents.


#5

Reminds me of a restaurant I saw in Japan, “The Surprised Donkey” (“Bikkuri Donki”)


#6

How good is your hiragana? You’re sure it didn’t say Bukkake Donkey?


#7

Sounds like one of those automatically generated passwords by randomly using an adjective and noun. Kewl!


#8

It was katakana. (At the time, I read kana as well as english lettering, was in year 3 of Japanese courses)

Bukkake donkey actually is also plausible. A friend of mine explained that the resto name was a pun on “bikkuri domburi”, which bukkake is in that family of dishes.


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#10

Shouldn’t that be Mastodon? This guy?


Wow, that is weird, the first image I found has the same spelling error in the file name… Wikipedia agrees though, it’s Mastodon:


#11

Apps like these are commonly used by abusive spouses. They are an evil in a class of their own, as are the companies that sell them.


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