DOCUMENT SHARING WEB SITE Pastebin might not need the extra staff that its boss was thinking of hiring to deal with Anonymous protest uploads because the hacktivists are deserting it.
We reported yesterday that Jeroen Vader, Pastebin's 28 year old owner is flushed with the business's success, which has increased dramatically over the last year, but it also concerned about the fact that it is used by people to post "sensitive information".
There have been a few cases when authorities request IP information from Pastebin, and we tend to comply with such requests” Owner, Pastebin— Anonymous Operations (@Anon_Central) April 2, 2012
"I am looking to hire some extra people soon to monitor more of the website content, not just the items reported," he said. "Hopefully this will increase the speed in which we can remove sensitive information."
This sensitive information includes passwords, logins and leaked information dumps that the fruits of Anonymous campaigns. If Anonymous or anyone associated with it releases something, it is going to be on Pastebin. Vader indicated that the service was not designed for this sort of thing, it is intended for posting snippets of code, but in reality its content is much different.
Twitter accounts associated with Anonymous reacted to reports of Vader's intentions angrily and instantly began looking at alternatives and sharing Dox, slews of information about an individual, in this case Vader.
Despite the anger a significant leak, data from a hack on NATO in Croatia, did appear on Pastebin last night. That release, from Team Poison, is still live. µ