This is part two of an on-going series detailing my investigation of the service providers behind Anon-IB, a revenge-porn site where men post sexually explicit images of local women and underage teens in threads organized by state, county and city, often including personal details of the victims. I also detail malicious cyber activity being allowed by these same providers and make an effort to bring their complicity to the attention of relevant parties. Part one can be found here.

Quasi Networks Reaches Out (of the blue)

Early last week I published part one of this on-going saga of disgust and corporate apathy, but what happened a few weeks prior to that is what accelerated my interest in Quasi Networks and resolved me to eventually just call them out publicly.

On October 3, their ‘abuse team’ (which appears to be just one guy) contacted me, seemingly at random, saying they understood I had some complaints about one of their clients and to contact them and they would look into it. The odd part is that I had not contacted them previously from this email account and their reaching out to me was essentially unsolicited and not specific to any complaint I had sent them. Continue reading “Part 2: Anon-IB, Quasi Networks, and the Exploitation of Women”

 

For the last two weeks it seems my mind and time has been consumed by PCI DSS, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards, a document written by the PCI Security Standards Council. The Council’s founding members are American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard, and Visa Inc. At the time of this writing the current version which I reference throughout this article is v3.2 published in April 2016. References are available at the bottom of this article.

I am going to recap some recent experiences I had with PCI compliance and small/medium-size businesses (SMBs) in the central Illinois area. Continue reading “Credit Card Security Practices in Rural Illinois”