*Update: TweetingBullies.com has successfully worked with Twitter to stop Donald Carlos Seoane aka Donny Long from some of his cyberstalking and bullying activity.
Immediately after the Ashley Madison data dump (which breached the privacy of reportedly 32 million subscribers) made international news , it appears that the operators of the website Pornwikileaks
(namely Donny Long aka Donald Carlos Seoane –who according to veteran porn industry blogger Mike South is currently residing with his father in South Florida) have devised a plan to utilize the Ashley Madison data to draw traffic to the website AND extort the people who’s names are included in the data via their fraudulent reputation management “removal service”.
As of current, a forum dedicated specifically to the Ashley Madison data dump has already been created. In addition forum threads featuring various categories and entries for the Ashley Madison users have also been established. Though the posters of the Pornwikileaks forum have already attempted to make it known that they will not be posting any “illegal” information such as credit card numbers, the reality is what they have planned is far worse and will be considered illegal EXTORTION.
It’s apparent that the same blue print which was used to expose hundreds of pornstars (and their families) will be applied to thousands of the Ashley Madison website users. A forum thread and an editable “wiki” will be created for each Ashley Madison subscriber. The real name, and other easily publicly accessible information from each subscriber’s social media accounts such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Intellius, etc will be added to their wikis. The wikis and forum threads are structured in a way which assists in their ranking quite high in Google and other similar search engines. In addition, the more wealthy, prominent or successful the Ashley Madison subscriber, the more extensive their wiki most likely will become…
In time, the users of the Ashley Madison site who have the most extensive and damaging wikis (and forum posts) will be sent a link to their “file” on Pornwikileaks via some sort of anonymous means (most likely via email or social networking). At that point the person being targeted has a choice…they can either ignore the problem and hope that the humiliating information is rarely seen OR they can utilize the Pornwikileaks “removal service” – which is no more than a “reputation management” extortion scheme in which the target pays whatever amount of money is asked of them for the information to be either edited or deleted (and of course, the more wealthy the target is, the higher the cost – and there’s no guarantee that the cost won’t be a recurring fee).
Another problem that Ashley Madison data leak victims may encounter, due to their information being re-posted on Pornwikileaks, are small time stalkers and cyber bullies who normally wouldn’t have access to the Ashley Madison in depth information due to it initially residing on The Dark Web (which takes a certain amount of skill / expertise to access), but who now have an easily accessible platform to view and manipulate the information on.
For example, one of Pornwikileak’s frequent posters (who ironically has also been outed by the site itself as a “problem”), an apparently mentally ill individual by the name of Tristan Stadtmuller, could find the Ashley Madison data dump information of great use. Stadtmuller has a history
strewn with allegations (on public and legal record) of attempted extortion of multiple parties. In addition he has been known to relentlessly cyber bully AND physically stalk his targets – pornstars like the award winning Nikita Denise for example.
Remember, the Ashley Madison data dump didn’t only include the information of their male subscribers…it included the information of their FEMALE subscribers as well. It’s chilling to imagine how many women could fall prey to predators such as Stadtmuller due to this hacking incident.
Back in 2011 when Pornwikileaks was in it’s initial stages, I along with my family (namely my father) were intensely targeted. I made it known that it’s imperative that legislation is passed to outlaw the structural blueprint of websites such as Pornwikileaks – but of course no one listened… so now being that it’s a mid-range to wealthy & affluent sect of society, being not only exposed but extorted (rather than just some financially challenged young Black woman who’s an ex-pornstar) perhaps some changes in regards to the disbursement of publicly accessible (though personal) online information will finally come into effect.
Or maybe, it won’t…just maybe Donny’s “White Privilege” will save his ass yet again while thePornwikileaks forum posters refer African-Americans (such as myself) as “Niggers” daily.
***UPDATE: It appears that Avid Life Media (the parent company of Ashley Madison) sent Pornwikileaks a DMCA notice. It doesn’t seem that Pornwikileaks plans to comply.