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« Reply #50 on: November 30, 2012, 12:08 »
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I think that's the point. The hackers seem to have found a security hole that maybe iStock isn't even aware exists and that's why iStock can't plug it.


« Reply #51 on: November 30, 2012, 12:52 »
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I think that's the point. The hackers seem to have found a security hole that maybe iStock isn't even aware exists and that's why iStock can't plug it.

Difficult to believe that the iStock development team, the mighty Titan of site functionality and internet security, can possibly be out-foxed by any sleazy hacker. I have every confidence that they'll be giving Johnny Hacker two black-eyes and put him out of business in no time at all.

« Reply #52 on: November 30, 2012, 13:00 »
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It doesnt explain how you can get an XS image for 2$ and see a XL DL for 11$.

My thought is its a subscription account, so the cost is 'less'.

« Reply #53 on: November 30, 2012, 13:22 »
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gostwyck - You raise a very good point. I hereby withdraw all my conclusions as being completely implausible. We must be imaging that an illegal site exists where people are wrongfully downloading our files as we speak and that this site has been successfully operating illegally for at least a month or two while a multimillion dollar conglomerate like Getty stands by unable to do anything about it. I guess that's what taking away the zoom tool does to everyone, leaves us all in a state of hallucination.  :)

« Reply #54 on: November 30, 2012, 13:37 »
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F*^%$! I wasn't going to visit the site so as to not provide them traffic, but now that I've taken a quick look, I want this sorted yesterday. Here we go.

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Will post more as info comes in. Don't stand by, people, take action. You only have yourselves to blame if your property is stolen from you while you do nothing about it.

« Reply #55 on: November 30, 2012, 13:40 »
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So they are being hacked.
And it is us who have to fight it?
Here is the hacker:


« Reply #56 on: November 30, 2012, 15:19 »
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Makes you wonder how long this type of fraud has been going on @istock and it could explain the long history of charge backs.

Karma is a bitch when ypu stab so many in the back.

It could even be a former employee who got the shaft; in lew of the usual scum who atract scum scenario.

gillian vann

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« Reply #57 on: December 03, 2012, 03:37 »
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It could even be a former employee who got the shaft...
that could be very plausible. about 30% of  company theft is done by staff (at least, that's the stats in the retail sector)

gillian vann

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« Reply #58 on: December 03, 2012, 03:42 »
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Here's a better idea: tell Apple they are using their logo for iPhoto on their website. Maybe Apple will move in on them faster.

« Reply #59 on: December 04, 2012, 12:11 »
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their site has been up less than a month and it has 13,000 pix of bulls??????


 

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