Porn Cams, Blackmail and Hacked Payrolls: IT Pros Tell All

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WildCard999

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Logged into a computer at work and a fellow employee was logged into there FB account as well as there multiple bank accounts and credit cards was all in the open. I did the right thing and logged them out of all there accounts and deleted the browsing history but the odd part was every account they logged into was also put into bookmarks but I deleted those to be safe.
 

lordsnake

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fake made up stories.

If the guy was running a live porn webcam on the office network, then the girls and the webcam would also need to be in the office. I think someone would notice a bunch of girls doing webcam porn.
And no they were not doing it from home and using the office bandwidth, as this would require a direct connection from the office to his home as well with the same size pipe.
 
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Or like he said it was prerecorded and not a live cam site ... Which is what it said then you would only need to continually upload new footage to the company servers to be using the bandwidth.
 

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LORDSNAKE, you're wrong on this one. A webcam or several could easily be transmitted over a VPN between the business and some other location. Serving traffic to hundreds or thousands of users/subscribers would take up much more bandwidth than just a couple webcams of the girls. So no, the pipes required are not the same size, and the workloads are also very different.
 

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So incredibly fake. Like what internet can you buy that costs 180 000 dollars and * STILL HAS A BANDWIDTH LIMIT?!?! Liuke i know comcast is bad but thats fake.

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@LORDSNAKE: Another option is that his GF works for the company as does her friends. A lot of people meet their S.O. at work and if its a large company you wouldn't notice people coming and going. Especially if the company isn't just 9-5, how many people would notice "afternoon / evening" staff? And once you see "Sindy" a few times talking to people you recognize you wouldn't think twice.
 

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@CHAOS2THEORY: It says it cost the company $180,000, not that just the bandwidth costs that. If they had to renegotiate contracts, get more hardware, hire low level tech people to "fix the problem", run new wiring, get more wifi hardware, pay for a fact finding mission to CES to research the problem, bring in outside contractors to solve the problem that the inside staff cant fix and all that other overhead is in there. In my opinion anyways.
 

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Do you really think that is how Twitch and Youtube work? That every streamer is going to a physical location that Twitch or Youtube owns and streaming from their physical sites?

I hope not...
 

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$180k over 2 years is only 7.5k a month. Ignoring there are probably also hardware cost (at least $10k-$40k) which would bring the monthly cost down even more, a direct fiber to L3 is not cheap for a "fat pipe".

 

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Also, note the difference between upstream and downstream bandwidth. If someone was streaming to the corporation, they would be using their own upstream bandwidth while the corporation would be using its downstream bandwidth to receive it. Then the corporation would be using its upstream bandwidth to rebroadcast it. Most connections are asymmetrical, with significantly higher downstream vs upstream. It would have been their upstream bandwidth that was getting hammered and needing to be upgraded every three months.

For example, Comcast's Performance Pro offers 150 Mbps down, 5 Mbps up, and the next tier, Blast! Pro offers, 250 Mbps down, 10 Mbps up. Try asking them how much they'd charge for 250 up/250 down. Just remember to convert krugerrands and vital organs into $ using current market rates.

Realistically, the only way to keep increasing upload speeds at the corporate level is to have fiber strung.
 

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@DrakeFS @OriginFree @TMTOWTSAC Xfinity offers 2000mbs up and 35 down from xfinity is available nearly everywhere in the nation, could support easily 6 hd streams, and costs 300 tops. They have business plans that are cheaper than that even for strictly upload speeds but also remember, the cost alone isnt the cost of the plan, because the company has internet, just hte cost of the upgraded plan. Additionally either this company was large enough that it couldnt find the people doing it and * around for 200k worth of dollars, meaning they must be large enough to have at least those speeds if not way more, and ample equipment OR they simply spent that on technology, which doesnt add up at all because streaming video is easy relative to streaming and gaming. Any 100 dollar processor from 5 years ago could do it if its just a video stream. And if people are ordering 5k+worth of video gear i think somebody would question what on earth for. I do not see how this could be true.
 

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I think you're significantly underestimating the scale of these operations. It was described as a PPV site, meaning an archive of existing videos for viewing at any time. The longer the operation runs, the larger the video library gets. This went on for over 2 years. And it looks like they didn't get caught because the guy being asked to investigate was the same guy running the pirate station.
 
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Wow that is really original. To use up a company bandwidth for hosting a porn site. You really need to be a genie to think at this. Just wonder on how much money the guy earned with about 0 costs. And if you can figure out how much money chaturbate.com or https://www.xcamsclub.com/ spends monthly on servers... This sure was a short path to become very rich. I like how the guy thinks but I surely blame that he was using someone else's money. If he is that smart I'm pretty sure that he could find another way, a legal and honest way.
 
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