Hacktivists have also used the site to test out the effectiveness of distributed denial of service (DDoS) mechanisms that are designed to take down a website. After seeing so many drama finally 28 year-old Jeroen Vader, the owner of Pastebin says he plans to hire more staff to help remove “sensitive information” posted to the site. Pastebin, which has over 200,000 members as of this weekend and 17 million unique visitors per month, is the de facto choice for hackers who want to publicly post data they have stolen from their targets. Hacker pastes ranges from something simple, like a list of sites that have been hacked, to very detailed information, including administrator credentials for website servers, credit card numbers, phone numbers, e-mail addresses with corresponding passwords, and even home addresses. Pastebin currently relies on an abuse report system, which gets 1,200 warnings a day. It’s not keeping up, so it’s about to get some more manpower. In his interview Vader said :-
I am looking to hire some extra people soon to monitor more of the website’s content, not just the items that are reported. Hopefully this will increase the speed in which we can remove sensitive information. This will give us more time to look at trending items in detail if they haven’t been reported yet. Often articles contain a lot of information, and part of that can be a person’s details. This does not mean straight away that it should be removed. Reading all those items, and determining which ones are hurtful, and which ones aren’t, requires a lot of time. That’s why we rely on the abuse report system at the moment. But there are plans to improve on this.
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