ACS:Law Anti-Piracy Law Firm Torn Apart By Leaked Emails

Written by enigmax on September 25, 2010 

Earlier this week, anti-piracy lawyers ACS:Law had their website taken down by a 4chan DDoS attack. Adding insult to injury, owner Andrew Crossley was harassed at home in the middle of the night by prank phone calls. Now, through a fault with his website, hundreds of megabytes of private emails have been exposed to the public and uploaded to The Pirate Bay. To those hoping that this is a MediaDefender-type fiasco all over again, trust us – it is.

After coordinating DDoS attacks against the MPAA, RIAA and anti-piracy company AiPlex Software this week, 4chan turned to a new target.

Anti-piracy lawyers ACS:Law, who send out tens of thousands of letters demanding cash-settlements from often innocent Internet subscribers, became the new target. The company, which is headed up by lone principal Andrew Crossley, is widely hated among file-sharers and innocents alike and with 4chan’s Operation Payback now in full swing, payback is the operative word.

After prank telephone calling Crossley in the middle of the night during the week, it now seems that 4chan are aiming to tear his professional life apart, as they have obtained and are distributing a 350mb file of the company’s website which includes countless company emails.

So how were they obtained?

“Their site came back online [after the DDoS attack] – and on their frontpage was accidentally a backup file of the whole website (default directory listing, their site was empty), including emails and passwords,” a leader of the attacking group told TorrentFreak. “The email contains billing passwords and some information that ACS:Law is having financial problems.”

Financial problems? Interesting. Many tens of thousands of people who received letters from ACS:Law are also experiencing the same problem, having already paid up several hundred pounds each to make non-existent lawsuits go away.

“We’re still sorting through it. There’s a lot of stuff here to go through. But, basically, we were told we were less important than a 10 minute late train, or a queue for coffee by Andrew,” the attackers’ spokesman told us, adding:

“Payback is a bitch, isn’t it Andrew?”

The file is currently seeding on The Pirate Bay but most leechers are stuck with less than 60%. It is, however, available publicly on the web already. We have managed to secure one of those copies and are examining it now.

A little taster from emails read so far:

- ACS:Law and USCG (of Hurt Locker fame) appear to be cooperating
- Crossley boasts that his retained lawyer “literally wrote the SRA rules!”
- Crossley accuses Which? of ‘defamation’ and articles designed to “demean” and “denigrate”
- Crossley gives veiled warnings to Which? that he could sue them for libel
- Internal documents reveal intentions to take down Slyck.com
- Email from ACS:Law client which states the following:

Andrew,

Thank you for your email.

Our client remains concerned over the accuracy of the data that you provide and the methods used to obtain such data. It has been closely monitoring the recent press that your Firm has attracted regarding complaints to Which, in relation to demand letters that have incorrectly been sent to innocent internet subscribers, accused of copyright infringement. Your letter of 30 October 2009 was not satisfactory, in that it did not fully deal with the concerns raised in our letter of 21 July 2009, save as to state that you and your client disagree. Clearly there are flaws in your data gathering process. These are important and valid concerns that need to be satisfactorily addressed, so as to protect the rights of our client and innocent customers.

- Crossley brags about his financial status:

Spent much of the weekend looking for a new car. Finances are much better so can put £20-30k down. May go for a Lambo or Ferrari. I am so predictable!

(later emails reveal he bought a Jeep Compass 2.4CVT)

- Email evidence that ACS:Law deliberately does not target two UK ISPs, TalkTalk and Virgin Media
- Crossley writes to monitoring company NG3Sys and says the following:

You are going to receive on average about £1,000.00 per 150 letters sent. This can be seen from the first tiny batch. Because we have good quality product being monitored and captures are high on the data we have, when the letters get sent out the figures therefore equate as follows:-

Phase 1: 2,500 letters, estimated revenue to you: £16,666.00
Phase 2: est. 4,000 letters, estimated revenue to: £26,666.00
Phase 3: est. 18,000 letters, estimated revenue to you: £120,000.00
That is data collated to date! I have more titles to give you, more data will be captured.

Please stay with this.

After falling out with NG3Sys, ACS:Law sent this out to other potential monitoring companies:

Dear Sirs,

I own and operate the most prominent law firm in the UK that carries out file sharing litigation. We are one of only two law firms in the UK currently carrying out this work.

We have a number of copyright clients and we have one client in particular,with a large number of copyright titles that have been collecting good numbrs of IP addresses. We have two phases run through and the latest phase has been collecting circa 20,000 IP addresses a month for UK alone. Germany also is gathering good figures.

Our current UK-based data monitoring company has let us down and we need to find another monitoring company to supply our IP data from now. There are currently 300 titles (all adult film titles – all legal and UK certificated) that were being actively monitored.

If you are interested in monitoring for us and to do so quickly, please let us know and we can talk further. We will be able to supply much more data if this works and would like to push the data into Germany also.

We are proposing to pay 10% of net revenues (after ISP costs and postage costs of letter=) to the data monitoring company. On current figures that equates to circa £8,800.00 (€9,750.00) to the monitoring company per 1,000 letters sent. Our next phase we anticipate 10,000 letters to be sent in the UK alone. These are estimates only, but based on current collections are accurate.

I look forward to hearing from you.

- Series of highly abusive emails from Crossley to his ex-wife, where in part he tells her to “Fuck off and keep out of my life” and accuses her of being with a “drug addled hermit”.

- Crossley tells his assistant Terence Tsang to “be more discreet with this stuff” when referring to our article where we revealed ACS:Law looked to buy anti-piracy tracking software on the cheap.

Of course, as with our coverage of the MediaDefender leaked emails back in 2007, TorrentFreak’s coverage of this debacle will be extensive.

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532 Responses

1 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:01 by Hickster

Excellent Article, sometimes arrogance can hit the skids. Still why is their such a queue at Starbucks, I have a train to catch!

2 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:03 by anon

lol dont they test shit before they make it public? they deserve what they get.

3 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:04 by ilikelamb

the morning news just put a smile on my dial…1st

4 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:05 by ilikelamb

dam…oh well still smiling..lol

5 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:06 by init

lol….just….LOL!

Gotta love it when karma turns round and bites these people in the ass…exposed to the world for the greedy, lame ass nob jockeys these people really are =)

6 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:07 by happy face.

Hahaha You dont f*** with 4chan, 4chan f*** with you lmao

7 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:09 by Anon

Lmao this is brilliant, thank you to our /b/ros at 4chan

8 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:09 by Orion

Payback is a bitch

9 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:10 by Anonymous Poster

This is why you don’t piss off people who know how to fuck around with the Internet at large.

10 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:11 by alexander

now this is what I call real payback

good job

11 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:11 by Anonymous

http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5850493/ACS-Law_leaked_emails

12 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:12 by Dimagus

All of these revelations would not have come about if 4chan didn’t DDoS their site and their admin wasn’t a retard. For better or for worse, we must thank each party for allowing such information into the wild.

13 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:13 by Anon

LOL they’re scared of getting sued back by TalkTalk and Virgin Media xD

14 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:14 by a guy

SO HAPPY! this is such a win and a moral booster

15 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:15 by Anonymous

PAYBACK! woooot

16 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:18 by HelpDDos

@6 this wasn’t all 4chan, alot of people who are involved in this dont even use 4chan at all!

17 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:21 by P2P Filesharing since 1999

You have GOT to read these emails everyone. I’m not kidding – look out for employees leaving due to the investigations by the SRA.

Look at Andrew bragging.

Look at the professionals losing their cool at him.

Look at their financial predictions.

Look at the plain text passwords to their online accounts.

Look for the fact he purchased fucking Ke$ha – TiK ToK on iTunes.

It is ENDLESS! LET’S TAKE ACS:LAW DOWN ONCE AND FOR ALL!

18 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:21 by Nob Jockey

I must complain in the strongest terms about being compared to such scum as this Crossley character.

19 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:23 by ABC123

i dont think many of the anon’s involved are 4channers – it just happens that the ‘anonymous’ nickname originates from there, at least on line

ive been doing my part and i couldnt give a fuck about 4chan, im all about freedom to share

awesome leak

20 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:28 by Anonymous

Oh wow, this is golden.

21 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:30 by The United Hackers Association

think about sending it too wikileaks

22 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:33 by rofler

rofels

23 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:36 by timxmoby

this is taking (the emails) forever to get, but i can’t wait to open it!

24 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:37 by Anonymous

Hello, Skeptics.
You claimed that DDoSing would do nothing, be ineffective… It was the key element to this success.

Legion; Lulz; Epic; yadda yadda.

25 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:40 by Snapek

And as per #56, SuddenLink has all but ignored my subsequent responses ;

“I might add, that your lack of response to my previous reply is
heavily indicative of your corporate and business policy as a whole.

If whichever customer service monkey who read my previous response did
not feel the need to reply and disarm my previous response… well,
boo on you.

Normally most Customer Service Management would tell the CSR to reply
with a vague an generic ‘I am forwarding this to my
manager/supervisor…. I apologize for your concerns… I’m so sorry
you are upset by…”.

Instead, SuddenLink Customer Service chose to disregard my response.
Such a shame….

The previous two replies were recieved within single-digits of their
being sent… yet the most recent has all but been ignored. At the
very least I’d expect a ‘I’ve passed this along the my Supervisor, and
I apologize for the concerns you have…..”.

Instead I get…… silence.

Way to go Suddenlink. Lack of response really helps confirms the
suspicions of the many hundreds-of-thousands of readers that
TorrentFreak.com have. Your lack of response, and unwillingness to
communicate on the subject are only reinforcing the common perception
that most Internet Denizens have of your company (and the average USA
ISP) at this point.

26 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:42 by Snapek

ooops – previous response was meant for another article.

27 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:45 by another anon

gee isn’t it great to bring people together for a cause

28 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:49 by From TPB

Someone posted this in the comments section of the torrent…

IMPORTANT!

To all fellow pirates sharing this torrent, please do your part to get back at ACS:LAW and have fun, too!

1. Thumbs up / add a definition for ACS:Law at Urbandictionary: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=acs+law

2. Educate anyone being bullied with Andrew Crossley’s legal letters by linking them to: http://www.slyck.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=44092

3. Consider joining in on the current DDoS operation to drum up more media attention: http://leetbaka.com/tpb/

4. Post news of this torrent and the truth about the ACS:LAW scam on your blog, twitter, website, social networking site, whereever you can.

5. DON’T STOP SEEDING & DON’T STOP SHARING!

Excellent work everyone!

29 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:51 by Anonymous

Crossley admits in the mails that he’s running a scam company.
Does the law function in the UK?

Moron should be arrested for extortion/scam/fraud etc.. etc…
and mass-sued by the victims too!

Mr. Attack Leader and parties:
Major Congrats on exposing the assclown :D

30 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:52 by GrX

anyone got his address?

31 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:55 by ddl'ing

This may just be the most entertaining thing that anyone downloads this year.

32 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:56 by 4_teh_lulz

Epic win. Epic lulz. For great justice.

33 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:56 by Kaptain Krunch

LOL! Going to P2P now to see what this MF been up to.

34 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:59 by Popcorn

Popcorn time :P

35 Sep 25, 2010 at 02:59 by GrX

hope someone’s contacted slyck and being threatened website about this :D

if he wanted to take the site down because someone called him a wanker on their forums lol god help the guy now all this has been leaked

if i was him after all this got into the big media i’d do the honorable thing and top myself.

here’s hoping

36 Sep 25, 2010 at 03:02 by UNF

Thanks to Immortal Hax0r Her0es, Little Andy’s scheme for legalised robbery has really hit the buffers — watch as any remaining clients quickly desert the doomed scamster and the Liquidators sharpen their claws to ravage ACS:Law’s sorry ass into oblivion.

As the old saying goes, it couldn’t happen to a nicer class of basturd, ho ho “;0)

37 Sep 25, 2010 at 03:05 by ahem

In the words of Elaine from Seinfeld:

“You’re through, Soup Nazi. No more soup for you. NEXT!!!!!”

38 Sep 25, 2010 at 03:12 by Anonymous

Way to go 4chan! Let this be lesson #2 to all lawyers considering trolling. You will be fucked.

39 Sep 25, 2010 at 03:13 by Kaptain Krunch

I hope something incriminating is found in his email.

40 Sep 25, 2010 at 03:13 by Nope.AVI

Sounds awesome.
lol’d at @17 for “Look for the fact he purchased fucking Ke$ha – TiK ToK on iTunes.”

41 Sep 25, 2010 at 03:16 by Anonymous

4chan does not always succeed in a first assault but when they are after you you are screwed.

Now Davenport Lyon turn this weekend once the army of Ddosers is big enough.

42 Sep 25, 2010 at 03:16 by Holly

Finally some good news once in a while.

43 Sep 25, 2010 at 03:19 by UNF

TPB is right now seeding this shit @ > 2MB/s — looks like a large crowd of blood-thirsty spectators are anxious to see the fur and fat flayed from Mr Shyster.

Must seed forever!

44 Sep 25, 2010 at 03:20 by vbr

Too.
Fucking.
Funny.

45 Sep 25, 2010 at 03:25 by Anonymous

Prank calls: http://soundcloud.com/kan3

46 Sep 25, 2010 at 03:29 by Anonymous

Guys one thing is certain: DO NOT PISS OFF 4CHAN.

47 Sep 25, 2010 at 03:31 by Dominic

Can that nice BT central plus 100% seeder stay please <3

Cheers

48 Sep 25, 2010 at 03:35 by lmfao

lmfao it couldn’t happen to a nicer person , suck it up crossley you knob.

49 Sep 25, 2010 at 03:36 by Miz'

Now this is a good start,,
the next law firm will think twice before trying to use this scam

50 Sep 25, 2010 at 03:37 by Patryk

Yeah, the btcentral guy is doing awesome work!

It’s also awesome seeing europe seeding at this hour :P (03:35)

51 Sep 25, 2010 at 03:38 by Dominic

I’m nearly at 100% myself (:

52 Sep 25, 2010 at 03:39 by Anonymous

Finally some good news!

Great work to all who were involved in this and great reporting, TF.

Hopefully from all of this we can learn more about how these types of companies are operating today and what disgusting tactics they’re using.

I just worry that they may target you guys at TF for covering this (be careful – these guys resort to horrible stuff when they have to).
They kept trying to take down slyck and some users there after all.

53 Sep 25, 2010 at 03:40 by Anonamoose

There are good reasons they do not go after TalkTalk or Virgin customers.

They will be told to f*ck off.

TalkTalk’s boss especially dosn’t like people trying to attack his customers, ACS would have been sued out of existance a long time ago if they had tried.

Keep up the good work 4Chan!

54 Sep 25, 2010 at 03:43 by Dominic

Virgin can afford to take BskyB to court over channels, they can afford to take some asswipe to court over some pr0n.

But seriously, this seeding lark is like a snake, there’s 2 BT 100% seeders, 1 of which keeps deciding to just dissapear periodically

55 Sep 25, 2010 at 03:43 by hmm

cool stuff Andrew Crossley now you no what it fills like too be fucked over haaa dos on

56 Sep 25, 2010 at 03:46 by Anonymous

Awesome!! I will keep seeding it on my seedbox forever!

57 Sep 25, 2010 at 03:46 by Kaptain Krunch

@41 LMFAO. Me thinks the nitwit will get his phone number changed.

58 Sep 25, 2010 at 03:47 by hmm

what goes around comes around

59 Sep 25, 2010 at 03:55 by Dominic

Love how I increased my upload speed and suddenly everyone got 98.3% haha

60 Sep 25, 2010 at 03:56 by Dox

Those of you after his address, phone, etc.

Sure, why not, http://piratepad.net/5ruk4gezrd

61 Sep 25, 2010 at 04:01 by Kaptain Krunch

Can anyone verify to me that this is the link to the Pirate Bay?

http://thepiratebay.org/search/acs:law/0/99/0

62 Sep 25, 2010 at 04:06 by Dominic

Seeding till more people get 100%, then I’m off to bedsssssss

63 Sep 25, 2010 at 04:09 by ahem

@56

Yeah thats it. There’s a link at the top of the page too.

———————–

After someone has a copy completed, can they drop it onto the newsgroups and let us know? I’ll seed it after its there.

64 Sep 25, 2010 at 04:11 by Larry

@55 Tasty goods right there. I think we all could put that info to good use.

65 Sep 25, 2010 at 04:16 by Chuck

@29 …

That’s not necessary.

66 Sep 25, 2010 at 04:21 by Kaptain Krunch

@60 FU!

67 Sep 25, 2010 at 04:21 by Antivirus

If your AV picks up any viruses upon download, it’s because your antivirus is picking up the virus attachments in the spam emails. Simply read only html/text – the large database torrent on TPB is untouched.

KEEP SEEDING!

68 Sep 25, 2010 at 04:23 by Ninja

Major epic win here. I still think /b/ is bizarre but they went a tiny bit higher in my concept. Not the right or the politically correct way to get revenge but if you are rotten you deserve rotten stuff.

Things are getting more epic than ever! Will the “Anonymous” masses strike fear in the rotten hearts of MAFIAA?

Getting better and better!

69 Sep 25, 2010 at 04:27 by Anonymous

What’s the next target for the low orbit justice cannons?

70 Sep 25, 2010 at 04:27 by Matt

that ACS torrent is heavily seeded. I’m donating my 6mb/s upstream to seed that for the next 24 hours to help seed.

fuck acs law.

71 Sep 25, 2010 at 04:28 by Fuck FreedomVPN

In your faces you anti-piracy fuckbags

Ha haaa!

72 Sep 25, 2010 at 04:30 by p2p

This has little to do with 4chan…most everyone involved with this is a p2p user who wants to remain anonymous…it just so happens they then get tied to 4chan for doing so…these e-mails are unbelievable im going to be up reading all night!!

73 Sep 25, 2010 at 04:34 by Kaptain Krunch

If anyone is having a hard time downloading this file, I can tell you that Tixati got it for me within five minutes.

http://www.tixati.com/

74 Sep 25, 2010 at 04:34 by Andrew Crossley is a WANKER

Hi, I’m a lawyer in the UK (criminal, not copyright!) who has had run ins with Andrew Crossley

Crossley’s arrogance and feeling of immunity to everyone else in this world shines through in these leaked mails.

He’s always been about his own selfish ego and will stop at NOTHING to line his own pockets. This is a man with no morals, surely as corrupt as they come.

He will attempt step on every thing and every one that stands in his way.

This is going to destroy this adult-bully and his law firm.

This could NOT have happened to a more deserving individual and company.

75 Sep 25, 2010 at 04:55 by mutt

is there an email client that can import this backup, looks like its from the courier mail server…

its annoying to read these with a text editer

76 Sep 25, 2010 at 04:56 by Forever sharing

Compare the actions of filesharers with that of ACS:Law.

What do we do? We share. We don’t discriminate. We leave no boundaries between us, no predjuices, we just wish to share our passions with as many people as possible; worldwide.
We’re a selfless, pioneering generation that gives as much as it takes. We’re pushing boundaries, opening up new ideas and creating networks where people from all over the globe can share together.

What does ACS:Law do? It threatens the above people into sending them hundreds of pounds, costs people sleep, causes anxiety, stress, attempts to stifle a free future.

BURN IN HELL ACS:LAW – You’re not needed in our future.

77 Sep 25, 2010 at 05:03 by Hmm

Does any1 know what this is?

http://wts.digirights.net

User name Paralegal4
Password P1ra423

78 Sep 25, 2010 at 05:04 by ZarathustrA

LOL! =)

79 Sep 25, 2010 at 05:06 by Anonymous

TL;DR Version:
Payback is a bitch.

80 Sep 25, 2010 at 05:11 by Anonymous

@ 68 Sep 25, 2010 at 04:55 by mutt

I wish I knew of a way, been going through about 100 mails now and my eyes hurt from skimming through all the junk code :p

81 Sep 25, 2010 at 05:12 by SableSlayer

EPIC FAIL!!!!

Totally owned hahahahha!

great stuff torrentfreak keep it up!!!

82 Sep 25, 2010 at 05:16 by RzmmDX

/golfclap

This is just so hilarious. This needs to be on wikileaks.

83 Sep 25, 2010 at 05:18 by Kaptain Krunch

@ 71 Isn’t this an SSL site? LOL.

84 Sep 25, 2010 at 05:23 by Kane

BTW here are the Prank calls.

http://soundcloud.com/kan3

I’ll soon upload the coolest one :)

85 Sep 25, 2010 at 05:25 by Stevo the Devo

The Internet empire strikes back.

86 Sep 25, 2010 at 05:26 by FuzzyX

TorrentFreak is on fire with its news and burning down the web.

Most interesting news I read was that ACS:Law do not target Virgin Media users like me. I guess this is solely because VM refuses to cooperate.

Looking forwards to further discoveries and most keen on their agreements on no contest with ISPs.

87 Sep 25, 2010 at 05:34 by Anonymous

@68, 73

quick and dirty:

1) get a client (http://www.mozillamessaging.com/thunderbird/)

2) get a file rename tool (windows) – http://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Download.php

3) rename all files in the ‘cur’ folders so that they have a .eml extension and drag&drop them into thunderbird.

you can make seperate folders for each email account.

4) enjoy
cheers

88 Sep 25, 2010 at 05:37 by Anonymous

@80 update: oh, and yes, attachments work too

89 Sep 25, 2010 at 05:47 by Anonymous

@ 80 Sep 25, 2010 at 05:34 by Anonymous

Very much appreciated, thanks!

90 Sep 25, 2010 at 05:57 by Anonymous

>80

You are a gentleman and a scholar, good sir.

91 Sep 25, 2010 at 06:00 by Anonymous

81*

92 Sep 25, 2010 at 06:10 by anon

your all so wrong. this is all 4chan and a few from tpb.

93 Sep 25, 2010 at 06:11 by BallsOMeat

So much win.

94 Sep 25, 2010 at 06:13 by Hannah

4chan’s /g/ just got his bank account info from one of the e-mails. This oughta be fun.

95 Sep 25, 2010 at 06:17 by Anonymous

I’m loling so very hard right about now.

96 Sep 25, 2010 at 06:21 by Peter

Destroy this guys life folks. Make him suicide! I hate people like this. Destroy him.

97 Sep 25, 2010 at 06:37 by Anonymous

Awesome face tiem.

98 Sep 25, 2010 at 06:39 by Demfan

Ha ha ha ha ha ha:)

99 Sep 25, 2010 at 06:46 by Anonymous

This effort is not all 4chan. This was/is done by anonymous and it will continue. Andrew will not be the last on our growing list.

100 Sep 25, 2010 at 06:47 by Anonymous

ROFL! this is hilarious!

101 Sep 25, 2010 at 06:52 by Anonymous

It has begun fellow netizens. If you value your internet freedoms it is time to become apart of this movement. These MAFIAA associations think they can trample on their own customers however they please. They are wrong and we are finally taking a stand. Get involved. Voice your anger and force them to make a change.

102 Sep 25, 2010 at 06:56 by Colin

This doesn’t need to go on Wikileaks, the guys have already got it out in the open. Somehow, I don’t think Andy boy will be going shopping for a Lambo THIS weekend ;-)

103 Sep 25, 2010 at 07:04 by anon

multiple bank account details w/cvv number, sort code etc confirmed, im not posting anything here. Crossly just destroyed the UK Data Protection Act, to begin with. Cant believe none of this shit was encrypted.

104 Sep 25, 2010 at 07:06 by anon

I just found this fantastic response to a demand for cash settlement:

“Dear Andrew J Crossley

Are you fucking stupid. Who the fuck do you think you are sending me a letter asking me to give you money like you’re a charity.

You ain’t fucking Oxfam.

Go fuck your mum you stupid pakistani black jew. You zimbabwean immigrant.

So listen up fat fuck, don’t send me another letter. If you do send me
another fucking letter, I will rape your mum against the wall and I will blow up your house and kill you all in a terrorist attack.

In addition, I want a £3500 cheque written to me for the inconvinience you have caused me.

*If you do not reply to this email with a confirmation that you will pay me, I will hunt you down and stab you in the back and blow your dick up.*”

Priceless.

105 Sep 25, 2010 at 07:06 by Anonymous

Someone submit this to WikiLeaks.. NOW!

106 Sep 25, 2010 at 07:14 by General Snus

Per the articles instructions, I’ve checked back every few minutes… for the last hour. Nothing has changed. At least they could change the part that says to check back every few minutes….

107 Sep 25, 2010 at 07:24 by mutt

there are ful credit-card details up on /g already.

108 Sep 25, 2010 at 07:24 by Celery

These people are absolutely crooked, so this is wonderful.

109 Sep 25, 2010 at 07:28 by Anon101

@ 105, Wikileaks has them.

110 Sep 25, 2010 at 07:43 by SL

Nice to know hes a complete twat in his personal life too. I hope he gets destroyed. Just how hes trying to destroy innocent peoples lives.

111 Sep 25, 2010 at 07:44 by Anonymous

@97 It would be good if this lawyer went to jail and gets ars raped five times a week by some big black fagggg.

112 Sep 25, 2010 at 07:46 by zing

LOTS of passwords in there. Digiprotect in particular.

113 Sep 25, 2010 at 07:46 by Kibbles & Bits

@97 It would be satisfaction if this lawyer is sent to jail and ars raped five times a week by some big blak fag!

114 Sep 25, 2010 at 07:50 by RippOff

Remember the line “….greed is good.”
It is sad to realize that there are people who get so scared and shaken upon receiving one of those letters that they just pay off in a rush! What would those dogs do if nobody paid up? Take 20,000 people to court?
I think not.
In any case, I am glad their dirty laundry–and their reputations and careers–are being thrashed all over the internet.

115 Sep 25, 2010 at 07:56 by Anonymous

This is priceless…truly priceless

116 Sep 25, 2010 at 07:59 by ctman

I wonder how much buisness these twats will get after showing the world how inept they are at managing their own house.

117 Sep 25, 2010 at 08:02 by Anonymous

Andrew Crossley’s career is over after this – he will not be able to work in law again. Also judging by some of the material, I would be very surprised if he is not disbarred and maybe even prosecuted under extortion laws.

Can’t wait to read the rest.

118 Sep 25, 2010 at 08:07 by Anonymous

I will be the first one to ask this…..how the hell do you open up these files?

119 Sep 25, 2010 at 08:12 by Bjorn

You guys are great! Keep up the great work.

ciao

120 Sep 25, 2010 at 08:22 by Anonymous

@35 I did, I posted on their article

http://www.slyck.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=52512&start=0

121 Sep 25, 2010 at 08:26 by Anonymous

mirror everywhere

http://www.pastebay.org/105484

ACS INFO

122 Sep 25, 2010 at 08:34 by Anonymous

Best news I’ve herd all week!

123 Sep 25, 2010 at 08:43 by Aredt

Loving it. My respect for 4Chan has gone up. Living on extortion money is bad. Hope they sink & sink bad.

124 Sep 25, 2010 at 08:49 by mickey

Possibly the screw up of the year, possibly.

125 Sep 25, 2010 at 09:15 by About effen Time

Let’s hope Andrew Crossley has to suck coxs to earn a living for the rest of his life.

126 Sep 25, 2010 at 09:23 by Karvamakkara

@118, read #88

127 Sep 25, 2010 at 09:27 by lee

At least it isn’t acts of terrorism like bank baer and the prq kiddies…

128 Sep 25, 2010 at 09:27 by Nate

“All should have the right to listen to that beat, experience that twist in a plot, or learn from those massive volumes of literature now made available.”

CLASSIC!

129 Sep 25, 2010 at 09:30 by socram8888

I’m one of the discovered that file and their emails. There are over 3100 e-mail messages in /mail/ folder

130 Sep 25, 2010 at 09:30 by Revii

This guy is an arrogant bastard. Here’s a quote from one of the emails he sent out.

“Fortunately I am not an accountant, true. But I am a genius and everything I do is brilliant. You must understand that!”

The bastard deserves to be burned for being so arrogant.

131 Sep 25, 2010 at 09:31 by F.U.

Wanted. Andrew Crossley to wipe my shitty ass whenever I take a runny crap.

132 Sep 25, 2010 at 09:39 by Abbot

He also has terrible taste in cars, the Jeep Compass 2.4CVT does 20 miles to the gallon, has a terrible whiney geabox and handles like a barge. They only sold about 300 in the UK then Jeep dumped it after a year. He probably got it as they were heavily discounting them at the end, so more evidence his finances are not that good.

133 Sep 25, 2010 at 09:47 by Anonymous

Erm – I thought microsoft licences were not transferable? ACS-LAW need reporting to Microsoft? See below:

Andrew,

I have had to transfer my office licence over to Nikki’s PC so that she may use ACT properly to generate template responses.

May I go ahead and order an office licence for my PC?? (£109.99)

Thanks.

Regards,

Jonathan Miller

134 Sep 25, 2010 at 10:10 by Ralonto

Go Ebaums!

135 Sep 25, 2010 at 10:17 by asc-none

OMG! there are full xls database with peeps names and addresses of sky customers in one of j.millers emails!thats Got to breach data protection!

136 Sep 25, 2010 at 10:18 by Anon.

Anyone wanting to read these more easily – have a look at Aid4Mail – it will convert to PST. I am now reading in Outlook!

Search for “Fookes Aid4Mail v1.973 (Enterprise)” and d/l from Mirror 1 :)

137 Sep 25, 2010 at 10:19 by Little Billy Bob

Hi! I am 12 years old and I am very grateful for 4chan. These money hungry lawyers are taking my mom to court because she downloaded a television show because we can’t afford a TV. Thank you 4chan for caring for us poor.

138 Sep 25, 2010 at 10:24 by DeathStalker

Would LOVE to see this same sort of thing happen with the M**A, R**A, BPI, etc! Record companies are no longer needed – more & more artists are discovering this. We *know* that the movie & record companies realize now that they can make more money from suing P2P users than by using their obsolete business model. If their own internal documents can be produced to prove this, then that can only hasten their demise.

Movies will *always* get made, and artists will *always* record (and artists recognize that the majority of their income is derived from their live performances anyway).

Once the genie has been released, you can’t stuff it back in the bottle.

139 Sep 25, 2010 at 10:33 by Zush

In 4Chan we trust,
and rewards we receive.
Haters gonna hate,
Amen.

140 Sep 25, 2010 at 10:36 by AN other

Well done all involved, these morons should have listened to their Physics lessons a little better:

“For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction”

141 Sep 25, 2010 at 10:38 by Peter

What is this? I don’t even!

Check out the lovely personal photos of some stupid concert. Nice children.

142 Sep 25, 2010 at 10:54 by Anonymous

Remember when he said ‘Big Whoop’ about the ddos. Well BIG WHOOP!!

143 Sep 25, 2010 at 10:58 by FuzzyX

Certainly a bad day for Andrew Crossley and others at ACS:LAW.

I do have to ask one thing though of all people and to not make a bad day for other people.

What I mean is that these email logs contain HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL information of their victims.

For example see Mr Crossley’s email for date 20/08/2010 and email “BSkyB Data Disclosure – MediaCAT Phase 3″. This not only contains BSkyB’s customer details, of up to 5718 people (thankfully many are marked ‘unknown’), but these people are linked to the PORNOGRAPHIC TITLES they were alleged to have infringed.

My point is… WOULD EVERYONE PLEASE RESPECT THEIR PRIVACY AND TO NOT PUBLISH OR ACT UPON THIS INFORMATION, and much more.

144 Sep 25, 2010 at 10:58 by fufagit

finally 4chan’s trollers are put to some better use other than pre-pubescent girls on camsites.

145 Sep 25, 2010 at 11:03 by Anonymous

Just FYI, the phone number going around is a different Andrew Crossley – not even a lawyer

146 Sep 25, 2010 at 11:07 by MeepMeep

Epic ! Sue sue sue …

147 Sep 25, 2010 at 11:11 by Oh No!

This, all this, really made my day…

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

148 Sep 25, 2010 at 11:19 by Anonymous

Seems a clear admission of Monies by Menaces here:

Hi Andrew

I think pursuing individual infringers’ will “scare” them into paying up, more than what Lawdit or other representative would advise their client. However if our aim is to let some go all the way, pursuing solicitors may achieve this. As our aim is to pursue after 30 a month, we can mix and match with those represented and unrepresented.

Thanks
Leyla

149 Sep 25, 2010 at 11:19 by Baseball Bat

The most concerning thing I have read so far is that they like to see everyone as always guilty.

They then stated they will allow some exceptions and let these guilty people off if very poor, disabled, seriously ill, unaware who did it, and more.

Sounds nice right? BUT they are only doing this for PR reasons! Current bad publicity means they want to avoid bad cases hitting the news. A change in policy makes harass all prior.

They do exploit the weak, helpless and dumb though. Like one women DENIED any knowledge of infringement but due to their threats and harassment over months she decided to pay up because the stress was making her ill. I just cant see in such a “bully” case how they can take her £50 a month when she is too poor to pay it all at once.

Some people are foolish enough to admit their guilt. Confession of guilt is the worst thing possible to do.

150 Sep 25, 2010 at 11:25 by The Rust Belt

Why mentioning the e-mails to his wife? This is not good reporting when you mix private stuff into what should be an article about a company.

151 Sep 25, 2010 at 11:36 by Harry Bunsworth

My mother was targetted by ACS:Law for sharing something she hadn’t even heard of.

Hey, Andrew Crossley, you can BE SURE she’s sharing your email database as she called me this morning to say she was doing so.

Yeah, even our elders know you are SCUM Mr. Crossley.

HAHAHA!

152 Sep 25, 2010 at 11:39 by The Doctor

I see a class action law suit coming against ACS Law for providing freely (even if accidently) on their website the contact details, bank accounts, credit card info, etc etc all in breach of the Privacy Act. Some of this material is legally explosive and opens up some of the named to the very real risk of bank and credit card fraud.

If ACS hasn’t contacted all the people on these lists already to advise them that their financial details are compromised, then ACS Law will be totally screwed!

I think Andrew is having a very very bad weekend

153 Sep 25, 2010 at 11:41 by iKo

Oh god its gonna be fun

154 Sep 25, 2010 at 11:41 by wizz

Oh god its gonna be fun

155 Sep 25, 2010 at 11:45 by ED2K Cthulhu

Best Saturday morning news ever :)
Downloaded, seeding, laughing over my cup of tea.

156 Sep 25, 2010 at 11:49 by Anonymous

I get great pleasure in seeding this one. I hope he ends up a bum on the streets.

157 Sep 25, 2010 at 11:50 by Duke

@152 – Just for the record, there is no Privacy Act in the UK. In fact, there is no “privacy law” at all, other than what the common law thingamy of “breach of confidence” and Article 8 of the ECHR offer. Personally, I think both cover some of the emails, but not all – a tricky situation legally.

On an unrelated note, PPUK have commented on it on their site – http://www.pirateparty.org.uk/press

158 Sep 25, 2010 at 11:51 by XorbiT

this is great stuff also would love “LOVE” now to see this p**ck exposed to the public in our country (uk) making front headlines in the newspapers..wanna give a big welldone everyone invloved BIG UPS! to you all and TF for reporting and keeping us all up2 date with the storys etc

159 Sep 25, 2010 at 11:52 by Anonymous

Had to laugh at this one:

Subject: Re: Reference NW0706 – ACS Law Solicitors – WTN Attached

I will be making an official complaint without doubt. It is a scandal what has been forced upon me for a single cardboard box that I was not responsble for placing outside in the first place.

I am utterly appalled at how I have been treated like a criminal.

160 Sep 25, 2010 at 11:57 by Response to Mr Crossley

From reading his e-mails he believes his business is valid and he has the absolute right to protect his customer’s interests (the copyright owners).

While I wont agree or disagree with that claim then I will add that the major problem with ACS:Law is the threats, intimidation, harassment and his clear goal of maximum financial return.

People admitting guilt is one thing, some need further investigation, but harassment of the innocent until they almost have a nervous breakdown is a touch extreme.

This leak is sure to put Mr Crossley out of business. I can only say goodbye to bad rubbish.

161 Sep 25, 2010 at 11:59 by Anonymous

data protection act baby

162 Sep 25, 2010 at 12:06 by daniel

Has anyone sent this info on to uk law firms ? This is something that can be used against them in court we need major press on this one im going to contact the major papers in the UK

163 Sep 25, 2010 at 12:09 by T.H.E. S.W.A.R.M.

YOUR DATA WILL BE ASSIMILATED

told ya lol

164 Sep 25, 2010 at 12:12 by The legal bit.

From my understanding of the law concerning this matter then ACS:Law now has to issue a public statement to say their security has been compromised and a summary of what confidential information was exposed.

They then have to contact all the people who had their private data exposed to apologize and to explain the situation to them.

If people start knocking on their doors, doing phone calls, and sending them letters then ACS:Law has the responsibility to explain why and to admit their guilt.

165 Sep 25, 2010 at 12:16 by Bjorn

I have been sending the story to many news agencies so as many victums as possible are notified that their confidential information has been exposed by ACS Law.

Put this criminal out of bussiness!!

166 Sep 25, 2010 at 12:23 by Whatever

Need to read comments later (so someone might have mentioned it already):

Anyone saying that a DDOS doesn’t work or works against “the cause” should now be very ashamed. It is surely caused by this attack from the 4chan people.

Funny it didn’t even take 2 weeks to harm the lawfirm. If they’re in financial problems then the way to get it out of business quickly is for everyone who received a letter to not only refuse paying but keep them busy too. Sending back letters with: “Don’t know what you’re talking about, can you please explain what you mean ?” or something like that.

167 Sep 25, 2010 at 12:23 by random anon

http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5851711 – new sorted version

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=8H7VATJG – non-torrent dl link.

Enjoy, TF! We made this for you!

168 Sep 25, 2010 at 12:25 by Anon

@150 ‘They then stated they will allow some exceptions and let these guilty people off if very poor, disabled, seriously ill, unaware who did it, and more.’

Id take that with a pinch of salt. Im disabled and something they would have worked out as they were addressing the letters to me at a residential care home

169 Sep 25, 2010 at 12:27 by .

Email Congress to Stop Unauthorized Music on the Web

Beware!
http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/email-congress-to-stop-unauthorized-music-on-the-web/9156646

170 Sep 25, 2010 at 12:37 by TerribleTony

Oh my. I’m sure he’ll be queuing for a lot of coffee today!

171 Sep 25, 2010 at 12:38 by The Doctor

@ 157, sorry you are correct, it is called the data protection act in the UK.

Various links to the UK data protection acts

http://www.ico.gov.uk/

http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_organisations/data_protection_guide.aspx

http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_organisations/data_protection_guide/list_of_the_data_protection_principles.aspx

1. Personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully and, in particular, shall not be processed unless –

(a) at least one of the conditions in Schedule 2 is met, and

(b) in the case of sensitive personal data, at least one of the conditions in Schedule 3 is also met.

2. Personal data shall be obtained only for one or more specified and lawful purposes, and shall not be further processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose or those purposes.

3. Personal data shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose or purposes for which they are processed.

4. Personal data shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date.

5. Personal data processed for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

6. Personal data shall be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under this Act.

7. Appropriate technical and organisational measures shall be taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data.

8. Personal data shall not be transferred to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data.

http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_organisations/data_protection_guide/the_rights_of_individuals/compensation.aspx

If an individual suffers damage because you have breached the Act, they are entitled to claim compensation from you. This right can only be enforced through the courts. The Act allows you to defend a claim for compensation on the basis that you took all reasonable care in the circumstances to avoid the breach.

Example
A customer of an internet mail order company has been the subject of a security breach. All his information, including his credit card details, was freely available on the internet for almost 24 hours before the site was taken down. He has had to freeze his credit card account and is worried that he will be a victim of identity fraud.

He does not trust the company not to do this again. They had been the cause of a previous security breach, and at that time he had asked to have his details removed from their customer list. He asks the court to award him compensation. The court may do so if the individual can show that he has suffered financial loss because of the breach of the Act.

172 Sep 25, 2010 at 12:40 by FuzzyX

To #166

The DDoS attack I disapprove of when it brings bad light to our cause. The accidental data release is much welcomed to expose their shameful ways.

I will admit that one did cause the other but the end does not justify the means. This is not proof that DDoS attacks produce good results when most often they don’t.

173 Sep 25, 2010 at 12:42 by RouteDog

just read PPUK’s press release and they took the high road on this one
take a look @ it here
http://www.pirateparty.org.uk/press/releases/2010/sep/25/anti-piracy-firm-accidentally-releases-emails/
to the poster of that thanks

174 Sep 25, 2010 at 12:48 by Anonymous

^^Nah. This is THE proof that ddos produce good results when pointed to assclowns.

175 Sep 25, 2010 at 12:51 by Sketch@1337x.org

LMAO, epic win….

Hey Andrew….are you sleeping through this one???

176 Sep 25, 2010 at 12:53 by The Doctor

One more link to data security that the likes of ACS should have followed.

http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_organisations/data_protection_guide/principle_7_information_security.aspx

177 Sep 25, 2010 at 13:00 by a123

Hi, I received one of these letters, what should I do?

178 Sep 25, 2010 at 13:08 by The Doctor

@177,

Ignore it.

179 Sep 25, 2010 at 13:09 by random anon

Everything mentioned up in #167 is a sorted version of the archive.

Beware, it is all still intact, spam and all. USE COMMON SENSE WHEN HANDLING THESE ARCHIVES! READ TEXT ONLY.

180 Sep 25, 2010 at 13:17 by Anonymous

Just fyi, this is available on i2p now (i2p.de – anonymous darknet)

http://tracker2.postman.i2p/index.php?view=TorrentDetail&id=9279

181 Sep 25, 2010 at 13:24 by Thinker

Several UK broadband internet providers, including PlusNet , BT , O2 ( Be Broadband ) and Sky Broadband , were in court (London) at 2:30pm on Monday as part of attempts to combat an “illegal” copyright file sharing (P2P / BitTorrent) related Norwich Pharmacal Order (NPO), which had been brought by media lawyers Gallant Macmillan on behalf of the Ministry of Sound (‘Ministry of Sound Recordings Ltd v Plusnet Plc’). Surprisingly they had some success.

Gallant Millan for Ion Cannon up the ass anybody?

182 Sep 25, 2010 at 13:42 by Data Protection Act = JOKE

This just makes a complete mockery of the Data Protection Act. I really hope ACS Law are prosecuted for the disgraceful way they keep confidential information “secure”.

When done Anonymous for exposing this, big win and big respect!!

183 Sep 25, 2010 at 13:52 by ABCD

Has anyone gone about the process of collecting IP origin addresses from all these emails? Haven’t had a chance to download from tPB to look for myself but it seems to me it would be a treasure trove of IPs for blocking software.

184 Sep 25, 2010 at 14:06 by Anonymous

Althou it’s good news indeed, is it just me or doesn’t this Andew fella fall into a “scape goat” category too perfectly…
Just wondering… still, he deserves everything thats coming to him…

185 Sep 25, 2010 at 14:18 by FuzzyX

It is nice to see this group at least has some standards and no one since has approved of TF’s mention of comments about his ex-wife.

I am sure most of us have been there at one time or another. While we may wish a relationship to end peacefully and for a friendship to be kept then sometimes that is not possible.

186 Sep 25, 2010 at 14:34 by Hanyok Anonymoose

This is the most excellent news. I’m the admin for a 5000 node network. Unfortunately it is a school corp and we have very limited bandwidth. Some time ago and ACS-like firm contacted my provider via e-mail claiming one of our IPs had people pirating movies. Impossible. I just about found myself in the trap. The best way to combat these people is to ignore them. My provider contacted me and I assured them this was a fraud and to deny them any information. They did and they threat withered.

These crooked outfits deserve only punishment.

187 Sep 25, 2010 at 14:42 by Anon

Hi Andrew,

Your xTerm username is “andrew” and your password is/was “aCS-1″ if you haven’t changed it – which is unlikely. Jonathan has Supervisor privileges on xTerm already.

188 Sep 25, 2010 at 14:46 by your not getting paid

If this was available on the high street I would pay over the odds for it then download it free then rip it and re up it.

I wonder if he will represent himself in court? Seems like a confident enough chap!

189 Sep 25, 2010 at 14:48 by jlg

Just been going through the mails and Andrew seems to have won the LOTTO ! A massive 1.6 million euro no less. So maybe he’ll give it all up now.

190 Sep 25, 2010 at 14:51 by alexander

@all who claim that this report has private stuff that shouldn’t be exposed

it’s acs-law who exposed them in the first place, no one actually stole the database, it was public, that means that ANYONE could download the stuff without having to break into any computer system

they give, we take, nothing really wrong with that, blame andrew for being such a dumb ass.

191 Sep 25, 2010 at 14:55 by your not getting paid

I hope his web site is down for maintenance and will be available soon I cant wait to read what kind of spin he will put on this.

192 Sep 25, 2010 at 15:08 by dg100

Wow. Just… wow.

Found this in an email sent by someone called Brian Miller @ Virtually In House to Crossley, who forwarded to Tsang:

“Here is the document, if you have not already seen it. It’s an interesting read..

http://torrentfreak.com/static/The-Speculative-Invoicing-Handbook.pdf
Maybe see you Friday.
Brian”

Which means at least some of these guys are actually reading TorrentFreak! Isn’t that an interesting fact. I guess we now know roughly who Reasoned Mind and Neostyles are, assuming they’re not just trolls.

For anyone who doesn’t know, ACS is fully liable for this astonishing breach of the UK’s Data Protection Act – it’s their complete responsibility to keep their information secure, even in the event of an externally-induced malfunction.

By allowing it to leak, they have opened themselves up to prosecution and also for a swathe of actions covering everything from breaches of confidentiality and copyright to mass libel actions over the named parties accused of infringement – especially the ones accused of downloading gay porn.

I think it’s highly unlikely ACS or Crossley himself will be in business for very much longer.

But in the unlikely event you survive long enough to read this, Mr Crossley, I offer this thought, speaking as a content creator from a family of content creators: when you’re in a hole, stop digging.

Copyright was invented for a good reason: to keep the wolves from the impoverished artists’ doors.

What we have today, what you are doing in your law practise, has nothing – NOTHING WHATSOEVER – to do with that.

The times are changing whether any of us like it or not. All the creative arts are transitioning from unit-sales to service industries.

The nature of the internet makes this inherently unavoidable. It behooves us all to accept this necessary change with good grace and do our best to keep going forward into the new world as smoothly as possible. Even those of us who happen to be lawyers.

It is not ethical or moral to take advantage of your clients’ fears to manufacture glorified extortion farms, or to prey upon defendants who cannot possibly fight back.

It is not ethical or moral to serve clients whom you *must* know are themselves using p2p to distribute their goods with the express intention of suing those who download.

It is not ethical or moral to give your legal service to companies who at every turn have gone out of their way to lie and cheat and strip away our consumer rights and protections, leaving us all with caveat emptor.

It’s not professional.

It’s not reasonable.

Mr Crossley, it’s just not right.

Please do yourself and the world a favour and stop this now.

193 Sep 25, 2010 at 15:24 by mmm

I hope he don’t suffer a heart attack after reading these comments

194 Sep 25, 2010 at 15:36 by Anonymous

For some reason TPB is down for me. I got the torrent from here.

http://isohunt.com/torrent_details/215674433/?tab=summary

Completes fast.

Also, get in here.

http://tieve.tk/

195 Sep 25, 2010 at 15:37 by Anonymous

Here it says that:”… A few hours later Andrew Crossley hanged himself.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ACS:Law

whats up?

196 Sep 25, 2010 at 15:41 by Black^

impressive torrent 6 MB/sec.

seeding

lol..its growing fast too

197 Sep 25, 2010 at 15:45 by DarkMatter

Kharma FTW!

198 Sep 25, 2010 at 15:46 by DarkMatter

@193: read: (Some people wish)

199 Sep 25, 2010 at 16:01 by Clark

Payback is a bitch. MediaDefender is dead, hopefully this will fuck ACS:Law too.

200 Sep 25, 2010 at 16:05 by Anonymous

Dear Andrew,

All your base are belong to us. Make your time.

Dear Anonymous,
Excellent work /b/rothers. This is for great justice of our internets.

201 Sep 25, 2010 at 16:07 by dan

Thank you Torrentfreak and the guys who ripped these emails. youve just done a great thing for us P2Pers.

This is a great day, another win for the pirates and a loss for corrupt assholes!

202 Sep 25, 2010 at 16:07 by haha

- Series of highly abusive emails from Crossley to his ex-wife, where in part he tells her to “Fuck off and keep out of my life” and accuses her of being with a “drug addled hermit”.

fuckin LOL .. L-O-L

203 Sep 25, 2010 at 16:09 by Flying Dutchman

This reminds me of mediadefender >:)
ooooh we will miss you….NOT!

204 Sep 25, 2010 at 16:10 by anons1

Just going through Andrews inbox, some very interesting stuff in there.

Including information about new people joining, their bank details, NI number etc, wage, address, contact details.

This company is finished

205 Sep 25, 2010 at 16:13 by mark

yes virginmedia ftw

206 Sep 25, 2010 at 16:14 by Andrew Crossley

Ive already made my money so if you think attacking my website and pirating my emails has ruined me, your wrong. I will be collecting your ip addresses from the torrent on the pirate bay and those of you will be sued!!!

You damn dirty pirates haven’t seen the last of me!!! (planet of the apes lol)

I’m not really Andrew Crossley but thats what i think hes thinking right now :) lol haha f**k him

207 Sep 25, 2010 at 16:15 by zuckerburg

“demanding cash-settlements from often innocent Internet subscribers” – enigmax

can you be any more biased?

without posting sources this site is conspiracy theory ramblings from a paranoid piracy supporter

208 Sep 25, 2010 at 16:16 by anons1234

“Andrew

I am worried about the latest developments. Apparently there are presently over 500 complaints against me thanks to the internet campaign and Which. Each complaint is essentially the same and they are borne out of a determination by some to stop legitimate steps bing taken to curtail illegal file sharing. However, I do not know how I can avoid being found guilty of something, with 500 complaints to choose from.

If I stop this work my business will fold and my clients will be big losers, but if I carry on I fear that it will be worse for me in the long run. Have you any view either way, as I have run out of ideas. Presently I feel defeated by it and feel I should shut up shop, which will cause me to go bankrupt for certain. Meanwhile, thanks to Which and their lawyer I doubt that the latest campaigns which we were out to run will have any meaningful recovery as everyone thinks I have had a complaint “upheld”, which surely is wrong by any analysis?”

Wow!!!

Hahahahaha

209 Sep 25, 2010 at 16:26 by Andrew Crossley

Andrew J. Crossley Mobile contact: 07816 990073

210 Sep 25, 2010 at 16:33 by Joe

4chan ftw!
just /b/eautiful :-)

211 Sep 25, 2010 at 16:34 by Anonymous

That sort of behind the scenes stuff happens everywhere. i like watching movies and tv series but illegal downloading will effect the quality and quantity of stuff coming out. its funny because a lot of people think its cool that people are getting together so every1 can get free stuff, but the people that make it for us are the ones getting screwed over. build me a house and i’ll steal it from you.

212 Sep 25, 2010 at 16:35 by newsfag

#207 is an ACS:Law employee who’s been told not to bother coming into work today.

Sharing = stealing? Seriously, you’re gonna try do that on here? Just fuck off!

213 Sep 25, 2010 at 16:40 by Andrew Crossley

Look what this guys says in an email back to the Solicitors Regulation Authority

“I am accused of demanding payment. This is not true. The recipient of the letter of claim is afforded the opportunity if they wish to close the matter off and avoid the issue continuing by entering into a compromise agreement to bring the matter to an end.”

Hes just shown how his scam tactics work.

All he does is tell the victim that their connection has been used to violate copyright and then asks if they’d like to pay some money to “bring the matter to an end.”

Simple trick but it works with people who don’t know the law like this smiley con man does.

214 Sep 25, 2010 at 16:45 by Jeff

I predict in the near future that ACS:Law will go the way of MediaDefender.

215 Sep 25, 2010 at 17:00 by The Doctor

More evidence it is only about money.

From: Andrew Crossley [mailto:andrew.crossley@acs-law.co.uk]
Sent: 20 August 2010 13:22
To: James Wright
Subject: Monitoring of illegal file sharing

James,

Please see the email below received from my data supplier. You can click on the link below to see the status of captures. You will see that India is where the largest infringements are occurring. I do not have any contacts in India that do this work, but could explore it. However, the per-capita income is so low in India, there would be no prospect of any level of financial recovery in that territory.

Levels in the UK are moderate, but not high. We could run the data though, as long as there was a commitment to pursue as many cases as possible.

The supplier wants to run the data for another week to get an accurate picture of what is happening to your products.

Regards

Andrew

216 Sep 25, 2010 at 17:09 by joe

wtf, why are all the trackers are down http://www.trackon.org/

217 Sep 25, 2010 at 17:11 by Andrew Vercrossley

sent on Thu 03/06/2010 21:45
“I have an idea. We should send a factsheet with all loc’s answering all the usual questions and dispelling some common misapprehensions as I think it will better inform people and increase revenue.”

A
Andrew J. Crossley
Principal
ACS Law Solicitors

218 Sep 25, 2010 at 17:22 by justicecream

lol, Crossley is on David Icke’s mailing list.

219 Sep 25, 2010 at 17:23 by justicecream

Hello Andrew,

Kindly note your DD for the August rent has been returned unpaid.

Please make immediate arrangements for payment via bacs or at reception.

If you have any queries please liaise with Soili on Monday.

Regards – Irem

Irem Khan | Business Centre Manager
T: 020 3008 8604 |M: 07703 131 845 |F: 0207 763 7101 |W: http://www.avanta.co.uk |E: Irem.Khan@avanta.co.uk
For and on Behalf of Avanta Managed Offices Ltd (T/A Avanta Dover Street)

220 Sep 25, 2010 at 17:31 by ahem

Thanks for dropping it onto the newsgroups, here’s a link for anyone else:

http://www.nzbindex.nl/release/26101452/acs-law.leaked.emails-0026-ACS-LAW-LEAKED-EMAILS.part.nzb

221 Sep 25, 2010 at 17:38 by Andrew Crossley

Stuart Storey Mobile Contact : 07904955603

Email : stuart70@sky.com

222 Sep 25, 2010 at 17:43 by new saying

http://www.suddenunlink.com

223 Sep 25, 2010 at 17:43 by Anonymous

If you look at the info@acs-law.org.uk, they have numerous gmail accounts aswell

224 Sep 25, 2010 at 17:46 by Anonymous

<>

lol did this guy get worked up

225 Sep 25, 2010 at 17:49 by Maroan

Ooooh… Sweet revenge! And by the way Andrew, can you feel the beauty of filesharing? ;-) I do! :-D

226 Sep 25, 2010 at 17:50 by jack

Just getting this from alt.binaries.warez right now.
I’m going to read through and write a letter to my MP about the behaviour and tactics used by ACS:LAW particularly if I can find any reference to or private details of people in my MP’s constituency.
I’d be interested in writing a letter of complaint to the Bar or commission who supposedly regulate these cowboys.
Perhaps someone in the know can put up some details to help UK residents to make a formal complaint about ACS:LAW.

227 Sep 25, 2010 at 17:50 by Anonymous

Andrew’s paypal is registered to jmiller@acs-law.co.uk
Makes me wonder why he attached it to a differently named email

228 Sep 25, 2010 at 18:01 by Anonymous

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229 Sep 25, 2010 at 18:41 by Anonymous

Though on the outside, fear on the inside…

230 Sep 25, 2010 at 18:44 by Anonymous

@207 nah, don’t get behind mafiaa & friends & you should do fine

We all get one free internet

http://lnk.co/GDZO4

231 Sep 25, 2010 at 18:45 by Anonymous

@144 I like loli, she is queen

232 Sep 25, 2010 at 18:45 by Anonymous

“I should remember more often that I am a litigator and should invoke that skill set more often!

Regards

Andrew”

233 Sep 25, 2010 at 18:47 by Anonymous

Hi Andrew
I have spoken to a producer Omar Williams who wishes to come on board. Some of his material is the best selling in the Uk. Can i give him your details?
Regards
Mike

234 Sep 25, 2010 at 18:50 by Anonymous

Andrew

During my past research into the forensics of P2P networks I have identified one firm /research area in the UK which has a good number of papers published. This is out of the Lancaster University Faculty of Science and Technology. They have also set up a company (InfoLab21) which provides services to companies wishing to secure their networks.

I would not expect that they would want to develop or run a file monitoring system given their need for independence (not saying anything about ACS Law’s PR).

However, I believe that they would be able to provide an almost bullet-proof expert witness statement on any P2P monitoring system that ACS Law employs.

You know my view on the quality of Clem Vogeler’s expert witness statement and what I perceive as the opportunity it provides to serious challenge.

Given that there is the potential of a new monitoring system what are your thoughts on contacting them to provide an expert witness statement.

Regards,

Adam

235 Sep 25, 2010 at 18:56 by DeathStalker

All the originating IPs for the emails should be in the message headers – indeed, clearly that is more info to be added to the blocklists! :)

236 Sep 25, 2010 at 19:08 by Anonymous

Anyone found his ex-wife’s original emails?

237 Sep 25, 2010 at 19:14 by Karma

Excellent. It’s been a long time coming with these sub-human ambulance chasers. Hopefully the beginning of the end for Crossley and co.

238 Sep 25, 2010 at 19:15 by anons12345

@235,

He probably deleted them, the only ones I’ve found are the ones he sent, in his outbox.

Although his ex-wife’s email address is there, so maybe a chance for some lulz ?

239 Sep 25, 2010 at 19:27 by Mastro

hmm everyone how about you start sending this story to mainstream news organizations. I think this would help spread the news of what is going on now…

240 Sep 25, 2010 at 19:35 by www.efax.com/

Andrew Crossley’s efax number and pin:

44 207 990 9099

pin 9988

don’t change the pin, i already did :D

241 Sep 25, 2010 at 19:42 by Anonymous

No. There will be no dress down day.

Andrew J. Crossley
Principal
ACS Law Solicitors

.. what a criminal

242 Sep 25, 2010 at 19:49 by assman

Excellent work.

If I may be so bold, the same attention should be directed towards predatory foreclosure mills who are stealing people’s homes on behalf of ibanks. All these firms are connected with law offices of gerald shapiro.

243 Sep 25, 2010 at 19:52 by a123

Is it technically possible to determine what was uploaded and downloaded from a specific IP address? P2P sharing often involves downloading a file and uploading that but at a much lower bandwidth so in many cases only a small fraction of the file will be uploaded – this fragment on its own is useless.

244 Sep 25, 2010 at 19:54 by Bjorn

Dear Andrew c.

Fuck you! You are a criminal and your ass is grass!

You are finished as a lawyer but you will need a lawyer when all the contants of your e-mails is all over the Internet.

245 Sep 25, 2010 at 19:56 by Anonymous

Hopefully attention will now be directed towards the USCG Dunlap, Grubb & Weaver scabs and something incriminating towards them is found within the ACS emails.

246 Sep 25, 2010 at 19:56 by anonymous

I agree with the above poster, go after MERS the same way.

Look it up kiddos, they are r@ping people’s homes.

Also, I am willing to be that unless you load their inboxes, and possibly even if so, that the American MSM won’t touch this with a ten foot pole, or it will get severely twisted into you all being criminals. :P

Anyways, stellar performance.

247 Sep 25, 2010 at 20:00 by Anon

So here’s their ISP invoice which they were being chased for at the end of July:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/38137778/OP-I532417-1

248 Sep 25, 2010 at 20:16 by Del Arno

I’m starting to feel sorry for him now…….

249 Sep 25, 2010 at 20:25 by Anonymous

Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don’t care, I’m still free
You can’t take the sky from me
Take me out to the black
Tell them I ain’t comin’ back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can’t take the sky from me
There’s no place I can be
Since I found Serenity
But you can’t take the sky from me…

250 Sep 25, 2010 at 20:28 by This is brilliant

Dont feel sorry for the cunt!

I`ve emailed as many links and as much info as I can to mainstream UK press

Will others do the same please?!

As many newsdesks as possible.
The DPA angle should get some interest at the very least.

\o/

251 Sep 25, 2010 at 20:32 by Fox

Anybody with usenet:
http://www.newzleech.com/?group=&minage=&age=&min=min&max=max&q=ACS-Law+leaked+emails&m=search&adv=

Ha, they’re screwed.

252 Sep 25, 2010 at 20:53 by jack

Something from the acs-law.co.uk/jmiller/important folder:

To pay for Skype credit using the PayPal option in the Skype payments
option, insert the following account details:

Email: jmiller@acs-law.co.uk

Pass: ajc123qweasd

Andrew’s Visa Debit card details are stored here now so more credit can be
easily added in future.

Jonathan Miller

ACS Law Solicitors
20 Hanover Square
London W1S 1JY
tel 020 7193 2493
fax 020 7990 9099
DX 44643 Mayfair

253 Sep 25, 2010 at 21:00 by Anon

@245

The emails from the ISP in question are much more interesting – there’s a tone of “we’re forced to give you the information but you don’t have the decency to pay us” about it.

254 Sep 25, 2010 at 21:13 by Glorious

He hasn’t changed the default password to his account on Goodwood.com

I’m not saying that his account details on that site include his home address and personal mobile number. But they might.

255 Sep 25, 2010 at 21:30 by superted

I think the Information Commissioners Office (sic) may have something to say about BT as well. An unsecure excel document with personal details, including name and address sent by BT to ACS.

Naughty Naughty.

256 Sep 25, 2010 at 21:37 by help please!

what program should i get to view these emails? thanks

257 Sep 25, 2010 at 21:43 by Anonymous

ACS-Law leaked emails

Torrent Hash F3E0383F99512BA8FB533BE8F3A593B747021F6A

http://cyberinsecure.com/acslaw-emails-leaked-by-the-anonymous-group-members-available-on-the-pirate-bay/

http://www.databreaches.net/?p=14147

http://www.slyck.com/story2058_ACSLaw_Email_Database_Possibly_Leaked_onto_The_Pirate_Bay

Ouch! this has gotta hurt, eh Andrew? Now just think about all that worry and stress you put 10′s of thousands of people through with your blackmail tactics.

All those people who’s confidential data you held in your unsecure email database will now be justified in legal action against you…

Payback is a bitch!

258 Sep 25, 2010 at 22:03 by anons12345678

To view the emails,

Download the ‘Bulk Rename Utility’,

Use the Extension option (11), to remove the extension, then add the .eml extension to all files in the ‘cur’ folders.

You can then use this plugin for thunderbird, http://nic-nac-project.de/~kaosmos/mboximport-en.html to import the eml to mbox files that can be viewed in Thunderbird.

259 Sep 25, 2010 at 22:18 by Anon

Looking at their bank statement it’s disgusting how much they are being paid. At one point there was £90,000 in his account. Also of interest his company received £4000 from:

http://www.livelinesukjobs.co.uk/

260 Sep 25, 2010 at 22:28 by random anon

TPB tracker is down – Here is a magnet link to the original untainted torrent so you can see for yourselves (300+ seeds 130+ leechers.)

magnet:?xt=urn:btih:6PQDQP4ZKEV2R62THPUPHJMTW5DQEH3K

261 Sep 25, 2010 at 22:35 by superted

Oh dear some didn’t seem to impressed with his proposed new £1m house!!

No. It is of no interest at all, because we are not looking to buy right now. Is there a problem with your memory?

—– Original Message —–
From: Andrew Crossley
To: Tamsin
Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2010 10:59 AM
Subject: Is this of interest at £1.1M?

http://www.savills.co.uk/residentialsearch/propertydetail.aspx?pID=276948#

A xxx
Andrew J. Crossley
Principal
ACS Law Solicitors
20 Hanover Square
London W1S 1JY
DX: 44643 MAYFAIR
http://www.acs-law.co.uk
Tel: 020 7898 0571
Fax: 020 7898 0572
Mob: 07816 990073

262 Sep 25, 2010 at 22:39 by random anon

List of infected e-mails:

There is a total of 14 viruses in the eml version bundle. I got it since it was smaller and easier to download. The filenames are:

filename: doc.exe, times 6
signature: Trojan:W32/FraudPack.Ez
infected emails:
acs-law.co.uk\andrew.crossley\cur\1280956479.H715737P20615.mail2.dfsv61.com,S=11101_2,S..eml
acs-law.co.uk\andrew.crossley\cur\1280974235.H989023P30334.mail2.dfsv61.com,S=10597_2,S..eml
acs-law.co.uk\andrew.crossley\cur\1280982772.H341353P5463.mail2.dfsv61.com,S=10865_2,S..eml
.andrew_crossley@acs-law.co.uk\cur\1280956479.H715737P20615.mail2.dfsv61.com,S=11101_2,S..em
l
.andrew_crossley@acs-law.co.uk\cur\1280974235.H989023P30334.mail2.dfsv61.com,S=10597_2,S..em
l
.andrew_crossley@acs-law.co.uk\cur\1280982772.H341353P5463.mail2.dfsv61.com,S=10865_2,S..eml
filename: transaction report.exe, times 2
signature: Trojan:W32/FraudPack.Ez
acs-law.co.uk\andrew.crossley\cur\1280987958.H903978P16368.mail2.dfsv61.com,S=11493_2,S..eml
.andrew_crossley@acs-law.co.uk\cur\1280987958.H903978P16368.mail2.dfsv61.com,S=11493_2,S..em
l
filename: YouSendIt_reader.exe, times 6
signature: Trojan-downloader:W32/Agent.DKFK
acs-law.co.uk\andrew.crossley\cur\1281028337.H911172P3051.mail2.dfsv61.com,S=15636_2,S..eml
acs-law.co.uk\andrew.crossley\cur\1281045627.H313231P17042.mail2.dfsv61.com,S=16789_2,S..eml
acs-law.co.uk\andrew.crossley\cur\1281058547.H842526P26835.mail2.dfsv61.com,S=15654_2,S..eml
.andrew_crossley@acs-law.co.uk\cur\1281028337.H911172P3051.mail2.dfsv61.com,S=15636_2,S..eml
.andrew_crossley@acs-law.co.uk\cur\1281045627.H313231P17042.mail2.dfsv61.com,S=16789_2,S..em
l
.andrew_crossley@acs-law.co.uk\cur\1281058547.H842526P26835.mail2.dfsv61.com,S=15654_2,S..em
l

263 Sep 25, 2010 at 22:48 by superted

The email dated

06/08/2010 09:19

is very interesting.

264 Sep 25, 2010 at 22:53 by Anonymous

I’d like to be able to search all the emails (I received a threatening letter from this scumbag a few weeks ago), whats the best way to do this? Can they all be imported into one large text file?

265 Sep 25, 2010 at 22:55 by superted

The email dated

06/08/2010 09:19

is very interesting.

Especially the word document named COMPLETE REPORT to #497E95.doc

266 Sep 25, 2010 at 23:20 by Nelsom Muntz

Ha Ha!

267 Sep 25, 2010 at 23:21 by Nelson Muntz

Ha Ha!

268 Sep 26, 2010 at 00:03 by trapdoor

LICENCE TERMS AND CONDITIONS from 31st May 2009(15% to licensee) 1 year term V7-1.doc

Confidentiality
8.1. The Licensor and the Licensee mutually undertake to observe secrecy in relation to third
parties concerning the existence and — above all — the content of this Agreement. This
applies in particular to announcements made in relation to the press

hahaha too late…

http://pastebin.com/wPBdZRcZ

269 Sep 26, 2010 at 00:06 by Unhappy Andrew

I long abandoned the concept of a harmonious and peaceful family life when this work came along and ruined my life!

Andrew J. Crossley
Principal
ACS Law Solicitors
20 Hanover Square
London W1S 1JY
DX: 44643 MAYFAIR
http://www.acs-law.co.uk
Tel: 020 7898 0571
Fax: 020 7898 0572
Mob: 07816 990073

270 Sep 26, 2010 at 00:16 by PP

Andrew

It is easy to establish that there has been damage to the client by the infringer making a single copy of the work which is an act by the infringer that is an infringement of the rights granted to the client under s16(a) of the CDPA 1988.

However, I believe that establishing damages beyond the value of the gross profit of one copy of the work is problematic.

I am concerned at the quantum of damages claimed and how the court would assess those damages in a defended action. I am also concerned that, should the court be uncomfortable with the model submitted and consider that that model delayed or prejudiced earlier settlement, then the court may, in application of equitable principles, reduce or vary the level of costs recoverable by the claimant.

I express these factors as risks which should be taken into account by any claimant when deciding to proceed and we are required under the Solicitors Code of Conduct to articulate those risks to our client. From my understanding of the Code we are further required, when we believe that that portion of the case has no merits, to make statement to that effect.

Unfortunately, except for Barwinska, there have been no cases involving P2P based infringement, except for those involving statutory damages, which provide some direction as to the method of calculation.

271 Sep 26, 2010 at 00:18 by PP

^^

They still haven’t decided themselves if what they are doing would be supported by the courts.

272 Sep 26, 2010 at 00:36 by hmm

more info
http://sites.google.com/site/acsillegalsite/home/the-players

273 Sep 26, 2010 at 00:44 by Adam Glen

Adam Glen… August 20th 15:29.

Did you pass data to a non DPA registered third party?

274 Sep 26, 2010 at 01:46 by WTF

@ 257

TPB tracker hasn’t worked for a long while…

The PROPER magnet link to the data is

magnet:?xt=urn:btih:f3e0383f99512ba8fb533be8f3a593b747021f6a&dn=ACS-Law%20leaked%20emails&tr=http%3A%2F%2Ftracker.publicbt.com%2Fannounce

275 Sep 26, 2010 at 02:45 by FuzzyX

I have looked further into this BSkyB broadband customer database leak and see that it comes in two parts.

This means they targeted over 11,000 infringements from just ONE of the SIX ISPs listed in this latest court order. This gives you an idea about the scale of their operation where this data covers four months.

Well this is such a huge violation of the Data Protection Act that ACS:Law had better not ask BSkyB for more data the next time they want customer details from ISPs.

I can only wonder if BSkyB yet know their customer details are public along with the pornographic titles that ACS:Law claim their customers have infringed?

276 Sep 26, 2010 at 02:59 by Stringfellow Hawke

Kim

Thanks for the update. I have just bought a Bentley Arnage so I am sorted for now, although I may buy a Ferrari F430 spider in a couple of months, but for cash.

Regards

Andrew

Andrew J. Crossley
Principal
ACS Law Solicitors

20 Hanover Square
London W1S 1JY
DX: 44643 MAYFAIR

http://www.acs-law.co.uk
Tel: 020 7898 0571
Fax: 020 7898 0572
Mob: 07816 990073

And that little bastard pays his paralegals £8.50 an hour. Guess they will never be able to afford a Bentley.

What a wanker Crossley really is.

277 Sep 26, 2010 at 04:25 by DPA Violation

ACS:Law have been really stupid in not following the DPA.

All such highly confidential information like this BSkyB data should always be kept encrypted. An application like TrueCrypt works great and is free.

Then ideally the computer hosting this information for processing should NOT be connected to the Internet.

Sending the whole data UNENCRYPTED and WITHOUT PASSWORD across the Internet to a publicly accessible website is why this happened. It was only a matter of time.

278 Sep 26, 2010 at 04:30 by random anon

@271

The magnet link provided before yours works just fine, and is increasing steadily. TPB link works PERFECTLY with over 500+ seeds active in my list.

Quit trying to poison the torrent.

279 Sep 26, 2010 at 04:56 by Andrew Verycrossley

for some reason Andrews Mobile: 07816 990073 is going to voice mail at 3:30am UK time so I can’t get to ask him about the leaked emails

280 Sep 26, 2010 at 05:26 by Anonymous

He believe in reptilian humanoids?

281 Sep 26, 2010 at 07:16 by FuzzyX

In Andrew’s inbox dated 12/08/2010 is an email titled “I/A no 4 of 2010 (Digiprotect Phase 5) – Disclosure” which contains O2 and BE Unlimited customer data spreadsheets.

Unlike the other BSkyB data this one comes password protected. Obtaining the password should not be too hard.

282 Sep 26, 2010 at 08:27 by Andrew Verycrossley

“Andrew

I think that a fact sheet is a very good idea. The forums are still wittering on about things like spoofing and it would counter some of the urban myths that Which? continue. However, that is what the FAQ is all about (mind you I could not access the ACS:Law web site today…).

Regards,
Adam

Adam Glen [acslawsupervisor@googlemail.com]”

Guess what Adam the forums are not wittering on about spoofing any more and I dont think you’ll be able to access the web site ever again :)

283 Sep 26, 2010 at 08:57 by james brown

Perfect time to use a 115GB HDD, 200MB ram, 100mbps connection with unlimited torrents for only 10 euro a month!!!

http://pulsedmedia.com/clients/aff.php?aff=006

284 Sep 26, 2010 at 10:12 by JD

“Which means at least some of these guys are actually reading TorrentFreak!”
——————-

This does not surprise me. You can tell by some responses posted that there is a high chance that they work for one of these extortionist companies.

285 Sep 26, 2010 at 10:31 by FuzzyX

I like one email I found.

Andrew was upset about The One Show and his friend Eddie Parladorio replied to him and said…

“Have not yet seen the programme : i don’t suppose it is available online somehow ?”

Oh I expect so if you don’t mind infringing the BBC’s copyright a little! LOL

286 Sep 26, 2010 at 10:35 by dg100

I was wondering: if some of these docs containing customer data were originally supplied by ISPs in an unencrypted format, wouldn’t that make them partially liable as well?

Some of this customer data comes from BSkyB, which is ultimately owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News International – AKA the insane right-wing owners of 20th Century Fox, the Fox News network and a fuck-ton of other big companies – and they have lawyers made out of God.

If they get dragged into court, there’s every chance they’ll try and spread as much of their liability to as many third-parties as possible – and they could turn this into the biggest legal cluster-fuck of all time.

It’s not hard to see why the mainstream news-media would want to avoid mentioning any of this. :D

287 Sep 26, 2010 at 10:48 by Chew on this...

Quoted from Andrew’s inbox…

I’m a news reporter looking to do a story about a reader who has been sent a letter alleging that he illegally downloaded a pop song.

His name is , although he spends most of his time here in Dorset caring for a sick relative.

He is accused of downloading the track Evacuate the Dancefloor on October 2 last year. says he was in Dorset at the time, not in Aberdeen where his IP address is registered, and that he has airline tickets and medical appointment records to prove it. He says he leaves his internet connection switched off when he’s away and no one else has access to it. He has no interest in pop music.

Could I ask for a comment on this and on concerns raised by Which? and others about the reliability of evidence like that used to accuse ?

I’d be grateful for a call or email as soon as possible.

Yours sincererely

Darren Slade
Chief reporter
Daily Echo Bournemouth
01202
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk

IS THIS NOT PROOF ENOUGH THAT THE IP LOGGING AND NAME/ADDRESS LINKING PROCESS IS FLAWED LEADING TO HUNDREDS/THOUSANDS OF FALSE CLAIMS CAUSING UNDUE GREAT STRESS, UPSET AND SOMETIMES FINANCIAL LOSS?

288 Sep 26, 2010 at 11:02 by This is brilliant

Perhaps the victims need emailing and telling that they should not pay, if they have paid they should claim the money back and also perhaps they should be concerned about the breach in the DPA.

seems to me the quickest way to grow this thing by getting thousands of angry victims on the case

289 Sep 26, 2010 at 11:10 by PlusNet News

For all those frustrated peeps on the PlusNet forum who have been waiting MONTHS for simple answers from PlusNet then a happy day for you.

I can confirm that on the last PlusNet data release to Digiprotect (ACS:Law) they gave out 880 names and addresses of your very own PlusNet subscribers.

Based upon all other information I read then it seems likely that zero of those people received court summons.

Your wait is over and I hope next time your ISP is more open.

290 Sep 26, 2010 at 11:14 by Anonymous

…ahm….whatz the spoofer doing in the original torrent file?

291 Sep 26, 2010 at 11:56 by TerribleTony

Be careful spammers of lowrateautoinsurances.com (see 11th reference to post) – if you are trying to get a kickback from this article, it may be a very different from the type you hope.

292 Sep 26, 2010 at 11:56 by Anonymous

Make sure everyone gets on board with taking down the AFACT site in australia “http://leetbaka.com/tpb/”
cannons to starboard mateys!!!!

293 Sep 26, 2010 at 12:11 by jack

Reading through some emails last night I wonder if the financial situation at ACS:LAW is as good as Crossley tries to make out. All the talk about cars etc might be a front.
There’s documentation for an RBS overdraft facility of only a few thousand pounds, one of his employees emails him about being short changed in her wage packet and Miller sends a desperate plea to be allowed to buy some ink for the printer. There’s a charge of about £7 which won’t go through on Crossley’s credit card.There’s also messages from business partners seeking immediate payment for their share in the dirty work they do. Finally there’s correspondence about bankruptcy.

294 Sep 26, 2010 at 12:42 by hawk

looking forward to day 2 article…

295 Sep 26, 2010 at 13:05 by Az

If what I’ve read about this data containing home contact details is true, then ACSlaw has breached the data protection laws here in the UK :)

Oh dear =D

296 Sep 26, 2010 at 13:41 by Anon

“Someone” should think about informing his clients (particularly the non copyright work client) – I’d imagine they’d be quite upset to find their confidential legal dealings have been made public. They’d also be in a very strong position to complain to the Law Society over his conduct.

297 Sep 26, 2010 at 13:46 by Anon

Also, the sent mail folder shows that he had a client matter which was overdrawn by £10,000 for about 6 weeks, as a result of making two payments out of the client account instead of just one. He claims that the bookkeeper didn’t inform him, so it’s not really his fault.

Unfortunately the email shows him admitting that he hadn’t been checking the client matter balance listings as part of the monthly reconciliation process that he (as sole regulated principal at the firm) is required to sign off under the Solicitors Accounts Rules.

Looks like his AR1 Accountant’s Report Form will be showing a qualification for a fairly hefty breach of the accounting rules this year… oops…

298 Sep 26, 2010 at 13:46 by The Doctor

@ comment 295

Read my posts @ 171 and 177.

It appears that some serious explaining is going to be in order. Especially when there are credit card details etc in the emails.

299 Sep 26, 2010 at 14:02 by jack

A post has just gone up in alt.binaries.warez which is the leaked emails pre loaded into ThunderbirdPortable.
“ACS:LAW-Pre Loaded on ThunderbirdPortable” go to nzb.nl or binsearch.info use the search and make yourself an nzb. Use the README file for instructions, but basically download the file, decompress the RAR and click the Thunderbird launcher.
A preview of the layout can be viewed here. http://www.stooorage.com/show/559/1104763_preview-thunderbirdportableacs.jpg

300 Sep 26, 2010 at 16:00 by NoOneInSpecial

Nice.

This is a really good development.

Time to hit back.

We have the means, we have the manpower.

Let there be heads rolling.

301 Sep 26, 2010 at 16:04 by I'm-Not-a-gender-bending-downloader

Well, I had the nice infringement letter through the post yesterday, had to google the title of the film to find out what it was! 11 months ago it supposedly happened, I was at work at the time!
So I searched the web, found this and a few other sites covering it.
Bit more searching and I found my name and address and the file that was allegedly available via my IP.
I have yet to write my reply, but I think an offer of £495 for them to settle out of court with me regarding their DPA breach is reasonable.

302 Sep 26, 2010 at 16:08 by The Doctor

@ comment 301 – I’m-Not-a-gender-bending-downloader

Take proper legal advice regarding the publishing of your data, which is supposed to be protected under the Data Protection Act. It is likely worth more than 495 quid…but get in quick before they run out of cash!

303 Sep 26, 2010 at 16:52 by Contact the Govt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s-Y_q-IFNI

304 Sep 26, 2010 at 17:03 by Anonymous

Let this be the beginning of bringing down the entire house of cards.

305 Sep 26, 2010 at 17:06 by PORNOSATAN

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echo Results saved to output.html
exit /B

:ENDERR
cls
echo SCANFOR – Scans directory tree for a 1-2 word string and saves results to

output.html.
echo.
echo Usage: SCANFOR ^
echo e.g. scanfor fuck off
exit /B

306 Sep 26, 2010 at 17:06 by Anonymousse

Someone should get The Fonejacker to call him up with the “You wanna buy DVD?” ruse :D

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2j5vx_fonejacker-you-want-buy-dvd_fun

307 Sep 26, 2010 at 17:39 by Revenge

Andrew J. Crossley’s EFAX LOGIN DETAILS:

User name: 442079909099
PIN: 9988

According to this account, he sent 3 press releases to 3 different fax numbers today. cant see the faxes though unfortunately.

Please login to this account and send some faxes to somalia, they are the most expensive :D

And don’t change the password – leave it for others to see.. Thanks

308 Sep 26, 2010 at 18:36 by Anonymous

@297

This is serious – i believe any law society takes trust accounting very very seriously.

He must be reported on this issue. Those emails should be sent to to the UK law society (or whatever they call it).

-he had a client matter which was overdrawn by £10,000 for about 6 weeks, as a result of making two payments out of the client account instead of just one. And an email shows that he admitted that he had not been checking the client matter balance listings as part of the monthly reconciliation process that he (as sole regulated principal at the firm) is required to sign off under the Solicitors Accounts Rules.

If anyone else comes across that email – forward it.

309 Sep 26, 2010 at 18:53 by another anon

I recieved one of these letters last week.

I have a Letter of Denial all ready to send but after whats happened this weekend, should I save on postage & not bother?

310 Sep 26, 2010 at 18:53 by Anon

@307 – it’s in the .andrew_crossley@acs-law_co_uk Sent folder

Subject: Re: ACS Law Solicitors
Date: 02/07/2010 16:33

311 Sep 26, 2010 at 18:56 by jesus

@308

your details may have been leaked in these emails

I`d try to find out if I was you, and the sue the idiots under the DPA

312 Sep 26, 2010 at 19:07 by Blake

After only now getting through half these emails. I have noticed that Mr Crossley had been receiving mp3 files via email himself.

I have also noticed email 1282296098.H789740P21608.mail2.dfsv61.
ontains a spreadsheet with names and addresses of alleged down loaders , Surely Mr Crossley should have thought about the data protection act. Ha Ha

313 Sep 26, 2010 at 19:08 by ACS:WHORE

Dear website viewer

Mr Andrew J Crossley is available at to discuss your concerns about his legitimate struggle to beat piracy and ensure the artists get what they deserve.

For a confidential chat, please call 01403 753 759.

The media are more than welcome to get in touch.

If he is not available then a PR representative will help.

If you prefer to write a letter instead then the address is

Andrew J Crossley
5 Oak Way
Ifold, Loxwood
BILLINGSHURST
West Sussex
RH14 0RU
United Kingdom

Our website is very popular therefore unavailable at this time so we would urge you to please call or write as per above.

Please do not send template letters as they are annoying and we have seen thousands of them already.

We look forward to hearing from you!

314 Sep 26, 2010 at 19:13 by Anon

“Our website is very popular therefore unavailable at this time so we would urge you to please call or write as per above”

ha ha ha – priceless

315 Sep 26, 2010 at 20:41 by Anonymous

id love to call andy on his home number 01403 753 759 but i have no way of recording the call for public consumption

316 Sep 26, 2010 at 20:55 by GBOVS

About time the dog got bit.

I am sure his ex wife had a hand.

He needed the wake up call.

Could not have happended to a nice man.

Need more like this.

The repercussions will go on and on………

317 Sep 26, 2010 at 21:13 by josie

Please can you help me look at these mails – tried everything suggested but seem to not have the technical know how – feels similar to being bullied by MR C !!

318 Sep 26, 2010 at 21:40 by DESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESUDESU

Shits not over yet!

MAKE THAT CUNT LAWYER PAY BIG TIME!

MAKE THAT CUNT LAWYER PAY BIG TIME!

MAKE THAT CUNT LAWYER PAY BIG TIME!

MAKE THAT CUNT LAWYER PAY BIG TIME!

MAKE THAT CUNT LAWYER PAY BIG TIME!

319 Sep 26, 2010 at 21:59 by Zoara

Hi.

I have been attempting to view these files on my Mac. I used Renamer4Mac to add *.eml to all files in the CUR directories.

I am able to see these messages. For the life of me, I can’t find the one to his ex-wife (Louise@pukka-j)

People mention the ‘Sent’ Folder. However, I am only able to see:

mail\acs-law.co.uk\andrew.crossley\cur – 1,039 files – have imported all these into Entourage … but I can’t see it.

(Again: I can’t see a ‘sent’ folder anywhere!)

mail\acs-law.co.uk\aglen\cur – 2 files
mail\acs-law.co.uk\aglen\cur – 6 files

[i won't list them all right now]

tl;dr – in which subdirectory is the message to his ex-wife?!

320 Sep 26, 2010 at 22:03 by Anonymous

Ref #317 – is anyone able to crack their phone system and forward all their incoming calls to random destinations (e.g. premium rate sex lines, Crimestoppers, rickrolls etc)?

321 Sep 26, 2010 at 22:12 by Zoara

This is just a thought – no-one do this please as it would seriously hamper their business activities:

——————————-

Call them up to say you want to discuss your case – pretend you got a letter in the post. When they ask for your name you could use details from the leak. (i.e. give name, address, reference number on letter etc)

Then, to be a successful troll, keep them on the line for as long as possible. They key here is to waste their time.

——————————-

Again, this is academic – no one do this. All calls can be recorded and it may not be legal.

322 Sep 26, 2010 at 23:02 by David Miscavige

Great new news article: http://www.hellmail.co.uk/postalnews/anmviewer.asp?a=2423&print=yes

323 Sep 26, 2010 at 23:32 by Anonymous

Terence Tsang
Trainee Solicitor

Cramer Pelmont Solicitors
33 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0PW
Phone No : 020 7016 3011
Direct Fax : 020 7016 3026
Mobile No : 07565 946 654
Email : ttsang@cramerpelmont.co.uk
DX : 42704 OXFORD CIRCUS NORTH
http://www.cramerpelmont.co.uk

324 Sep 26, 2010 at 23:36 by Anonymous

—–Original Message—–
From: false [mailto:peyote726@yahoo.com]
Sent: 11 June 2010 18:19
To: terence.tsang@acs-law.co.uk
Subject: Legal threat

Dear Tsang,

You know what you are – a whore.

325 Sep 27, 2010 at 05:52 by acs-is-fucked

Just uploaded 366 fax messages from their Efax-account to wikileaks. I’d also upload them to piratebay, however I’m on a very slow connection.

326 Sep 27, 2010 at 06:24 by PORNOSATAN

Wow, copy pasting that code mangled some of the parameters, so now it’s not going to work. Sorry kids.

327 Sep 27, 2010 at 08:19 by Nasty B

If any journalist would like to have a face to face chat with Andrew, he may well be dining at The Waterside Inn on Sunday 21st November 2010 at 12:30pm. I know this is a little far in the future, but if the story develops, it might be interesting to show up there and try to interview him.

The Waterside Inn
Ferry Road
Bray
Berkshire
SL6 2AT

328 Sep 27, 2010 at 10:32 by David Miscavige

What’s pretty hilarious is that Sky for example, have encrypted files and sent the passphrase(s) via fax.

However, since Crossley uses an eFax service, they all get turned into emails.

ahahahahahhahahahhaa

PS – Anyone able to find the folder of his highly abusive message to his ex-wife?

PPS – Please, let’s get as much of this shizzle onto Wikileaks

329 Sep 27, 2010 at 11:07 by David Miscavige

Hi,

Before we get all these files, especially the PDFs, ready to share on a site like Wikileaks, please can we do some sort of batch OCR?

This would enable search engines to index the contents more easily.

All my love
xxx

330 Sep 27, 2010 at 11:32 by Anonymous

Privacy International’s press release:

http://tinyurl.com/3x3nd3k

331 Sep 27, 2010 at 13:09 by Andrew Crossley

I’LL GET YOU PITSTOP!!!! *shakes fist*

332 Sep 27, 2010 at 15:37 by Core

It just makes you think how many more corrupt lawyers are out there screwing people over. This guy deserves all he gets, driving around in his flash cars and boasting in emails while the innocent get ill with worry.

As one other poster mentions, please respect the privacy of the individuals in the emails. Once you have read them, destroy them.

333 Sep 27, 2010 at 16:44 by bbc at last

BBC Tech is looking for info, it seems:

http://twitter.com/ruskin147/status/25671377626

334 Sep 27, 2010 at 17:18 by Tanku

So we should focus on Thomas Dillon…

“Another thing is that you need to get your lobby action going. The most important person in the UK in this arena is Thomas Dillon of Flaxman Court in Scotland. He is a scary beast but, in my opinion , the architect of much of what the industry has done in getting legislation through the UK Parliament as well as architecting the Pirate Bay Case.”

335 Sep 27, 2010 at 17:30 by asc-none

I recommend that people cross reference the names on the SKY evidenzia list with those in the phone book and start ringing people up to tell them that their info has been leaked! I has spoke to a woman already in Glasgow who said it nearly tore her family apart. She is now going to a solicitor and watchdog over her info being leaked.

Power to the people!Come on brothers!

336 Sep 27, 2010 at 18:13 by Anonymous

Its on the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11418962

“All our evidence does is identify an internet connection that has been utilised to share copyright work,” he told BBC News when pressed about the BSkyB database.

“In relation to the individual names, these are just the names and addresses of the account owner and we make no claims that they themselves were sharing the files,” he added.

So then why is ACS:Law demanding money if they admit they can’t prove who was using the connection?

337 Sep 27, 2010 at 18:21 by Anonymous

‘On 24 Jun 2010, at 21:18, Terence Tsang wrote:

If you fired her because she did not put out I hate to think what you would have done if you did….

Seems strange that she left an overdrawn ledger balance, I always thought that she was fairly competent, obviously not!

T.’

Is that a lawsuit I smell? Unfair dismissal?

338 Sep 27, 2010 at 19:38 by asc-none

Its finally made it to the big papers!
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/sep/27/email-leak-data-online-activists

339 Sep 27, 2010 at 19:43 by asc-none

And it on the BBC!!!!!! Hurray!!!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11418962

340 Sep 27, 2010 at 20:20 by jon galt

hope he bought a Lambo

341 Sep 27, 2010 at 20:41 by Anon?mous

O2/Be Unlimited are investigating.

“This has been passed to our fraud and security team who are currently investigating this breech of data protection.”

342 Sep 27, 2010 at 20:47 by Jes

Fuck yeah! 4chan pwnz Andrew Nobby!

343 Sep 27, 2010 at 20:47 by Charlie

I was in school with Terance Tsang, yes this exact Terance Tsang… Crazy behaviour, emails are well funny!

344 Sep 27, 2010 at 21:13 by MontySt

What goes around comes around.

345 Sep 27, 2010 at 21:32 by Anonymous

well, the story broke. for the past few days the original file has shown > 200 seeders and ~15 leechers on publicbt, now its showing 225 seeders and 176 leechers.

346 Sep 27, 2010 at 22:01 by Spencer Kelly

Hi Chaps

I am beginning to wonder if this alleged email to his ex wife, Louise, has been fabricated.

This is the email in which he tells her to ‘fuck off’ and alleges her partner is a ‘drug’ addicted ‘hermit’.

I have the large RAR file from The Pirate Bay. If this email really does exist, which subfolder is it in – please give the exact path + file name.

(This is for an article I am helping with)

Thanks

347 Sep 27, 2010 at 22:05 by Streak

Got the file a couple of hours ago. 550 seeds, around the same number of leechers.

348 Sep 27, 2010 at 22:10 by Reader

From: Andrew Crossley [mailto:andrew.crossley@acs-law.co.uk]
Sent: 24 August 2010 03:50
To: Andrew Hopper QC
Subject: SRA

Andrew

I am worried about the latest developments. Apparently there are presently over 500 complaints against me thanks to the internet campaign and Which. Each complaint is essentially the same and they are borne out of a determination by some to stop legitimate steps bing taken to curtail illegal file sharing. However, I do not know how I can avoid being found guilty of something, with 500 complaints to choose from.

If I stop this work my business will fold and my clients will be big losers, but if I carry on I fear that it will be worse for me in the long run. Have you any view either way, as I have run out of ideas. Presently I feel defeated by it and feel I should shut up shop, which will cause me to go bankrupt for certain. Meanwhile, thanks to Which and their lawyer I doubt that the latest campaigns which we were out to run will have any meaningful recovery as everyone thinks I have had a complaint “upheld”, which surely is wrong by any analysis?

Regards

Andrew

349 Sep 27, 2010 at 22:15 by Reader

See 347 above:
Reply from Andrew Hopper QC to Andrew Crossley

Pulling all the strands together:

1. I have noted your messages to Roberts and Prince on the subject of the report and have no problem with them. You are absolutely right that no ‘finding’ has been made and therefore no complaint has been ‘upheld’ but it is not much of a point in the public’s eyes – there has been a complaint and the SRA has decided that the matter is ‘so serious’ that it has to be referred to the SDT. Therefore you can protest about accuracy, but I am not sure that courting more publicity is wise, for example by making your own announcement – it just increases the bad publicity, because the man in the street will not understand the distinction you would seek to make – of course (for such an observer) everyone being prosecuted must be guilty.

2. I would strongly discourage you from making more complaints about Prince, simply because you will be wasting your time, and you may be better concentrating on other things.

3. As to the ‘500 complaints’ I would not be concerned about that. They will all be to the same effect. If there is a fault it is a single fault, only having a higher profile because of the number of cases and letters you have written. The number of people who have complained is pretty irrelevant, particularly when there has been a campaign to drum up complaints. Any allegations will be drawn by reference to Roberts’s theories, not individual complaints.

4. As to the business and where you go from here, your clients still require a service. I would suggest perhaps that it would be tactically wise to switch the emphasis away from letter writing, which is decreasingly likely to work, and capable of exacerbating the situation, and towards litigating against those that have not settled. If you get some judgments, is that not likely to be a vindication of the original claims? And one of the criticisms is that you are threatening action which you do not take.

5. When we have the documents considered by the decision-maker we may be able to identify small things that you could change to protect your position better. In any event I suggest that when we have that I press for a discussion with the panel solicitor, on the basis that we need to find a way in which your clients’ needs can be satisfied, and the business can go on, because to put you out of business as a result of a fear of making things worse is unjust to your clients and to your staff and dependents (putting aside your personal position).

6. I have come across a service designed to protect reputations damaged by the internet. My own IT guy is involved. This is how he describes it; it may be of interest: There are 2 aspects to the work:- Prevention and Removal. The basic principle is that we identify the clients key properties to protect:- Company Name; Director Names; Staff Names; Product Names; Service Names. For prevention, we aim to dominate the first 5 pages of Google with search results to pages we control. We build mini websites, social media profile pages, articles, hub pages, to flood the internet with positive information. We create it in such a way that no one suspects it is done purposely for brand protection. If there is negative press (any website) that is already published, we use tactics to move those web page results off the first 5 pages of Google. Normally no one searches past the first 5 pages. We also help manage their brand/reputation on social media sites (Facebook/Twitter etc..) by registering all available profiles in their name and holding them to prevent anyone getting them and publishing negative information. We also monitor Staff commentary on social media sites about their “work” to ensure they are not writing negatively about their company, boss or clients. The cost is typically £150 per month for a minimum of 12 months, as it can sometimes take 3 – 4 months to see any results. (due to the way Google works)

If you are interested I can put you in touch.

Maybe we should meet and take stock when we have disclosure of what we have asked Roberts to provide.

Regards, AH

350 Sep 27, 2010 at 22:28 by jack

@ 347 & 348 By Reader.

Very nice. The advice from the QC for Crossley to change tactic from sending out letters to taking claims to court is interesting, particularly when other leaked emails indicate that ACS:LAW doesn’t have any evidence which would stand up in court.

351 Sep 27, 2010 at 22:43 by Spencer Kelly

*** Important – for anyone viewing these files on Mac OS X ***

Filenames that start with a period/fullstop (.) are invisible on the Mac in Finder! Tyring to find a way to remedy this problem

352 Sep 27, 2010 at 22:56 by AnonPeter

I’m so very happy that assorted and organized Anon’s have stuck it to this pig. People like him have to be brought to account, and that is only possible through acts like this. The absolute best laugh is that he started attacking techies and didn’t have the brains to understand that he was vulnerable to attack by them. What a gas! Hoisted on his own Petard?

Money may control the government and the courts but it does NOT control the internet….WE DO!

353 Sep 27, 2010 at 23:04 by Reader

See 347 and 348 above:

From: Andrew Crossley [mailto:andrew.crossley@acs-law.co.uk]
Sent: 24 August 2010 10:20
To: Andrew Hopper QC
Subject: Re: SRA

Andrew

Thank you for your reassurance and guidance. I will take your advice and leave Prince alone, though I have suggested I will complain.

We are now issuing claims, but the letters must continue, that is our daily bread. And for the clients too.

I would welcome the opportunity to meet up.

Regards

Andrew

354 Sep 27, 2010 at 23:17 by Bring me to your dealer

> “[...]” a leader of the attacking group told TorrentFreak.

Please note that leadership implies reponsibility, which is exactly why “Anonymous” is at its best as a leaderless collective. Thus, naming leaders or even implying there are leaders is inadvisable at best.

Torrentfreak, please take note.

355 Sep 27, 2010 at 23:59 by Spencer Kelly

Attention Mac OS X Users: there are lots of emails in subdirectories starting with a period, there are invisible in the Finder

I used a free app called ‘TinkerTool’ to make these files visible.

You have to manually to in each of the CUR subfolders, and use Renamer4Mac to add *.eml to the “name+suffix”

356 Sep 28, 2010 at 00:44 by Spencer Kelly

My concern is that Crossley thinks he has got off lightly, because the emails are in an obscure format.

Thanks to others who have put time and effort into creating extra torrents. However, these have zero seeds so it’s hard to spread.

I was thinking of producing masses of RTF files, PDFs, etc. in a giant ZIP (or RAR) file. I then thought I ought to redact the names of the innocent members of the public, but that would take forever.

I am sure the hivemind will come up with something :)

357 Sep 28, 2010 at 00:49 by Spencer Kelly

In one of his emails, he talks about his ex-girlfriend Jo who he says is stunningly beautiful. Her photos suggest otherwise!

Also, why was he trying to keep this a secret from Tamsin/Tasmin (or whatever his new girlfriend is called)

Why was he working on (or interested in) a silly play called ‘Binworld’. It involves children and is about the environment? Why was he drawing up an NDA (non disclosure agreement) – it’s not like anyone would even have an interest in some play.

Also, i read somewhere about him taking a slice of the profits (like 8% or something). This is a play commissioned by the council, right? Are they supposed to make money

358 Sep 28, 2010 at 00:56 by gold2040

anyone sent a message to The Sun?, it won’t make the front page of the site of course, but every little helps : )

359 Sep 28, 2010 at 01:48 by MetalMike

From Ferrari/Lamborghini to….JEEP COMPASS??? ROFL!!! 2.4 liter, four banger…haha. Nice job,douchebag.

360 Sep 28, 2010 at 02:07 by TerribleTony

At last! The BBC has picked up the story and run with it : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11418962

361 Sep 28, 2010 at 02:59 by Anonymous

Mmm… these emails are so delicious :3

362 Sep 28, 2010 at 03:01 by Anonymous4Ever

Emails are in an obscure format? No they arent, just go into each folder, mainly those names “cur” and “new” and open with any text editor like notepad, wordpad, pspad, etc.

Also as included you can also use a batch renamer to convert these files into .eml files, then transfer them to Thunderbird.
Though I tried to import as the guy said, including subdirectories, it onyl created have the folder structure, so I had to drag and drop each folder content into the folders as well as make the missing folders.
I prefered to keep the folder structure so I can see what’s going on by whom. Only just finished doing it, really tedious process, so will have to wait till tomorrow to start browsing the emails myself.

As posted above there is one email which can probably get the guy charged with sexual harassment and unlawful dismissal; i.e. the email where Terence asks him “Did you fire her cos she did not put out?”. Someone find out who she is tell her about this email and get her to sue him for both! Even is neither are the case she can blag it and claim she didnt think the courts would be on here side, or no evidence to proof it until these emails were leaked.

363 Sep 28, 2010 at 04:39 by Anon

Found one big .xls db in there:

\mail\.jmiller@acs-law_co_uk\cur

1276081237.H708405P18244.mail2.dfsv61

Rename the ext to .eml and the db is attached to the mail.

364 Sep 28, 2010 at 05:11 by KiddyFiddler

From: Andrew Crossley
To: xxxxxxxx@btconnect.com
Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 xxxxx AM
Subject: ACS Law – Mr xxxxxxxxxx

Dear Mr xxxxxxxxxx,

This email is to confirm that we have received your credit card details but they have not been processed due to a malfunction with our credit card payment machine. A technician from our card machine supplier has attended our office this morning and the problem has now been fixed. The transaction will be processed shortly. Your card details will then be deleted from our system.

Thank you again for your patience and for your payment in settlement of our client’s claim. The matter will be closed when payment has been cleared.

Yours truly,

Andrew J. Crossley
Sole Principal
ACS Law Solicitors
18 Hanover Square
London W1S 1HX
DX: LDE 1015
Tel: 020 7898 0571
Fax: 020 7898 0572

365 Sep 28, 2010 at 05:15 by Anon

Simply put… the game.

366 Sep 28, 2010 at 05:25 by Anon

ps. It’s the names and addresses of 8040 ppl fined for downloading music. Ouch, I can see those lawsuits coming back at ACS any moment now.

367 Sep 28, 2010 at 06:19 by John

You know, this leak has all the hallmarks of an inside job by a tech employee who simply can’t stand what’s going on within the company. That’s an impossible file to inadvertently leave on a web host and it can’t have got there by accident, least of all during a DDoS attack when every scavenger on the planet is belting hell out of it. Whoever it was, I raise my hat to you. Stunning payback.

368 Sep 28, 2010 at 08:10 by It's appearing on BBC TV News

This is appearing on BBC TV Morning News as the 2nd healdine this morning! LOL

369 Sep 28, 2010 at 08:11 by It's appearing on BBC TV News

This is appearing on BBC TV Morning News as the 2nd headline this morning! LOL

370 Sep 28, 2010 at 08:11 by It's appearing on BBC TV News

This is appearing on BBC TV Morning News as the 2nd headline this morning and BBC News 24 Channel this morning

371 Sep 28, 2010 at 08:27 by Alan J

This has already been on BBC breakfast this morning and an in about 30 minutes there will be an interview with the information commission regarding the matter.

372 Sep 28, 2010 at 09:06 by Milo

BBC Video

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11424497

373 Sep 28, 2010 at 09:30 by DeltaPan

Re: Zero seeds on TPB torrents.

Isn’t necessary so.

Edit torrents and delete tracker.thepratebay.org as some times clients try to scrape it, not openbittorrent or publicbt trackers, hence the zero’s.

If you were to use Azureus, it would allow you to see trackers, DHT and mDHT seed/peers etc and it automatically switches to best swarm access.

Peace.

374 Sep 28, 2010 at 09:31 by DeltaPan

Re: Zero seeds on TPB torrents.

Isn’t necessarily so.

Edit torrents and delete tracker.thepiratebay.org as some times clients try to scrape it, not openbittorrent or publicbt trackers, hence the zero’s.

If you were to use Azureus, it would allow you to see trackers, DHT and mDHT seed/peers etc and it automatically switches to best swarm access.

Peace.

375 Sep 28, 2010 at 09:38 by Milentis

Andrew Crossley: “If I stop this work my business will fold and my clients will be big losers…”

ROFLMFAO!

What the loose-moralled fornicator and wife-insulter really meant is “If I stop this work my scummy threats-and-extortion business will fold and *I* will be a big loser!”

As my old family priest used to say, “If you persist in being an arsehole, sooner or later someone will come along and fuck you!”

376 Sep 28, 2010 at 10:30 by rob8urcakes

BBC news article is u/l here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eklys8_QOc

(Sorry for the poor vid quality guys, but I guess it’s what’s being reported that’s more important).

377 Sep 28, 2010 at 11:29 by Mr Crossley

ACS:Law could face £500,000 fine for porn list leak

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11418970

Anyone want to buy my Jeep, need quick sale? Contact Andrew J Crossley.

378 Sep 28, 2010 at 11:30 by Mr Crossley

ACS:Law could face £500,000 fine for porn list leak

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11418970

Anyone want to buy my Jeep? I need a quick sale due to financial problems.

Contact Andrew J Crossley.

379 Sep 28, 2010 at 12:22 by Anonymous

Where is the list of sky users to view?

what file is it in??

380 Sep 28, 2010 at 12:37 by jack

@376 the BskyB list is here;
http://www.yourfilehost.com/media.php?cat=other&file=Copy_of_03_06_10.xls

8,000 odd names and addresses, scroll the page to the right to reveal the names etc.

381 Sep 28, 2010 at 12:39 by rebel

where can i locate the sky user names in the email folder
anyone??

382 Sep 28, 2010 at 12:41 by Andrew Crossley

For quick sale:
Jeep Compass 2.4CVT, low mileage

No sensible offer refused

Please write (as email isn’t working) to:

Andrew Crossley
5 Oak Way
Ifold, Loxwood
BILLINGSHURST
West Sussex
RH14 0RU
United Kingdom

383 Sep 28, 2010 at 12:41 by Anonymous

@ 377

Cheers man.

384 Sep 28, 2010 at 12:47 by Anonymous

@ 377
How do i view that file m8?

385 Sep 28, 2010 at 12:50 by jack

Email Dated 24/08/2010
Subject;Re: URGENT: BSkyB Letters For Processing – High Priority
Sender;Alireza Torabi.

Ali, takes note not to password protect the pdfs containing names and addresses. ……

Noted, no password on PDFs.

They are already being flagged in xTerm as MultiCase (with a Plus sign next to the case reference). I’ll forward a separate list of all reoccurring ones in the batch to be created.

Regards,
Alireza

On 24/08/10 10:41, Jonathan Miller wrote:
> Ali, just one more thing concerning the LoC generation, would you kindly
> remove password protection on the PDFs, as requested by the fufilment
> centre during the last run of data. Thanks.
>
> *From:* Andrew Crossley [mailto:andrew.crossley@acs-law.co.uk]
> *Sent:* 24 August 2010 10:29
> *To:* Alireza Torabi; Jonathan Miller
> *Cc:* Adam Glen
> *Subject:* Re: URGENT: BSkyB Letters For Processing – High Priority
>
> Ali,
>
> That is a good question and in essence the answer will be yes, however,
> if it is possible to flag or highlight these we can review them on a
> case by case basis. Timing is important here, because if people have
> signed an undertaking not to upload and they do we have a potentially
> powerful case to run.
>
> Adam may have a view on this, but in principle I see no reason why we
> should not send to the same people if they are caught again. Adam…?
>
> Regards
>
> Andrew
>
>
>
> Andrew J. Crossley
> Principal
> ACS Law Solicitors
> 20 Hanover Square
> London W1S 1JY
> DX: 44643 MAYFAIR
> http://www.acs-law.co.uk
> Tel: 020 7898 0571
> Fax: 020 7898 0572
> Mob: 07816 990073

386 Sep 28, 2010 at 12:55 by jack

@381, its a microsoft excel spreadsheet.
If you haven’t got excel installed you could still view the document in Google Docs (if you’ve got a Google acccount) or download and install the free Open Office and use the spreadsheet program from there.

387 Sep 28, 2010 at 12:56 by Anonymous

@383
Thanks buddy

388 Sep 28, 2010 at 13:04 by rebel

All i see if people downloading some dance crap songs.. Where is all the porn?? lol

389 Sep 28, 2010 at 13:05 by jack

Email dated 24/8/2010
Subject;EXTREMELY URGENT Re: Russell – Cooke
Sender;Linda Aaaronson.

Andrew and Linda appear to be discussing the SRA case & possible financial outcome. Linda has already spend a great deal on her defence.

Andrew thank you for your email. I also emailed you four times last week without response. With no disrespect intended the following is for clarity and in bold print and upper case also for that purpose. You must not have read my previous as I previously said. I already know all of what your email of today says and we are going round and round and not getting anywhere. I CANNOT AND DO NOT AUTHORISE YOU TO SPEAK TO ANDREW HOPPER ABOUT THE “SRA ASPECTS” WHEN I AM PERFECTLY CAPABLE OF EXPLAINING IT, WHEN I HAVE ALREADY EXPLAINED IT TO YOU IN MY PREVIOUS EMAIL AND FROM WHICH IT IS CLEAR THERE ARE NO “SRA ASPECTS”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

AS PREVIOUSLY REQUESTED, PLEASE ARRANGE AN APPT TO WHICH WE WILL BRING THE DOCUMENTS RC REQUESTED, AND A RESPONSE TO RC’S LETTER CAN BE DISCUSSED PROPERLY AND IN THE MEANTIME I WOULD BE GRATEFUL IF YOU WOULD PLEASE WRITE TO RC TO ACKNOWLEDGE RC’S LETTER OF A WEEK AGO AND LET THEM KNOW YOU ARE TAKING INSTRUCTIONS.

Regards

Linda

—– Original Message —–
From: Andrew Crossley
To: Linda Aaronson ; Francis Aaronson
Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 7:37 AM
Subject: Re: Russell – Cooke

Linda and Francis

Thank you for your latest email received this morning. I apologise, but my answerphone messages were not notified to me last week, so I only received your messages yesterday. I am out of the office today at a curt hearing (as I was yesterday). RC have responded to the offer we put 10 weeks ago, which I sent you a copy last week. They indicated a figure of £325,000 to settle. What is your response to that figure? The matter will drag on unless we either respond robustly reaffirming our original offer of £275,000 or increase it. In reality, I think it will settle at £300,000.00 if you are minded to go that far.

As stated before, all this academic if there is no prospect of income from the practice or if the practice shuts down, so I would be grateful for an exact update, as I still remain unclear as to precisely what is happening. In essence, my concern is this; why place further funds in the settlement pot from your share of the property, Linda, if the other forces surrounding you both overtake the significance of Ms Byrdina’s judgment? If settlement will mean reinstatement to the roll and long term income, then we must do all we can. If the strike off will continue and the practice is at an end, it may be better to conserve as much money as you have to provide for the future. And it is Linda’s equity that can be preserved, rather than giving up to £95,000.00 to Ms Byrdina, that could yield n benefit, depending on the current state of things.

I would like to speak with Andrew hopper about the SRA aspects, if I may, as it will enable me to be in a better position to advise you on the best course of action in relation to Ms Byrdina.

Regards

Andrew

390 Sep 28, 2010 at 13:08 by jack

@385 it is mostly music and films, the press have blown the porn aspect out of all proportion. There are some denials etc referring to porn but these are mostly pdf documents attached to emails. Open a few and take a look.

391 Sep 28, 2010 at 13:15 by jack

Email Dated 20/08/2010
From Complaints Team (SRA)
Subject; RE: CDT/64900-2010 GARRATT CIU

Dear Mr Crossley

Thank you for contacting the complaints team at the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

We are sorry to hear that you have been dissatisfied with our service.

Your e-mail has been referred to the unit where the complaint arose and they shall respond under Stage 1 of our complaints procedure.

Further information on our complaints policy can be found at: http://www.sra.org.uk/sra/complaints/complaints-policy.page

Yours sincerely

The complaints team (SRA)

—–Original Message—–
From: Andrew Crossley [mailto:andrew.crossley@acs-law.co.uk]
Sent: 20 August 2010 13:08
To: Anna Garratt
Cc: ComplaintsTeam; Deborah Prince
Subject: Re: CDT/64900-2010 GARRATT CIU

Dear Ms Garratt,

I am writing in response to your letter of 19th August, which I received today and thank you for providing to me. As this email is being copied to others, I am attaching a copy of your letter.

With complete respect to you personally, I find your response on behalf of the SRA to my various complaints regarding Dr Prince predictably callow and insipid from an organisation unable to stand up to the slightest breeze of disquiet from anyone with a soapbox. In addition, your analysis of the limited company Dr Prince works for is, in my view also erroneous; the prime purpose of Which Limited is to make profit for its shareholders. It is not an altruistic organisation providing advice; it is a for profit company.

Your report also appears to allow Dr Prince to be regarded as holding an office that falls short of or diverts from her status as a solicitor, because she was apparently stating the opinion of her employer, and by this , in your opinion, she has somehow been divested of her obligations to and on behalf of the profession she is a member. On the contrary to the justification you have provided (presumably quoting verbatim what Which Limited have said) that Dr Prince was put forward to speak given the technical nature of the issues, her standing as a solicitor is the very reason she has been chosen to repeatedly attack me, my clients and their suppliers, and it is precisely for this reason that the SRA should be vigilant to ensure that a solicitor, put forward to speak publicly because she is a solicitor, should be subject to the same level of accountability as any other member of the profession. By your analysis, you appear to have excused her comments even though they are plainly in breach of the core duties. This is fundamentally wrong.

Accordingly, I have referred the papers to the Ombudsman, as I am dissatisfied with the response given. However, I am not remotely surprised at the response to my complaint, as the SRA has consistently been a big disappointment to me.

Regards

Andrew

Andrew J. Crossley
Principal
ACS Law Solicitors
20 Hanover Square
London W1S 1JY
DX: 44643 MAYFAIR
http://www.acs-law.co.uk
Tel: 020 7898 0571
Fax: 020 7898 0572
Mob: 07816 990073

392 Sep 28, 2010 at 13:20 by Anonymous

Am I the only one who got the impression that the Jeep was bought for his girlfriend?

For some reason I thought the doc referring to delivery was sent to him AND some woman. Why do that unless it was being delivered to the woman?

393 Sep 28, 2010 at 13:21 by jack

Email dated 18/8/2010
Subject; Aleksandrova

Crossley is lining up some business against the London Stock Exchange…

Dear Maria,

Re: London Stock Exchange

It was a great pleasure meeting you yesterday and I sincerely hope that my involvement in this matter will be of assistance to you.

From what you have told me you are currently employed by the London Stock Exchange on their Russia/CIS section and you presently report directly to your line manager and head of that department, Mr John Edwards. Mr Edwards is half Chinese. You have also informed me that you are six months pregnant.

The following is the basic factual information that you have provided me:-

1. Your date of birth is 8th February 1983.

2. You joined the London Stock Exchange (“LSE”) initially in April 2008 under an internship. Your role became permanent on 1st May 2009.

3. Your currently annual salary is £33,000.00 and your role is an Executive in the department in which you work.

4. Until last Friday you also had working within your department a lady who you introduced to the LSE by the name of Ayuna Nechaeva, who is a temporary employee with the LSE.

5. Last Friday you were informed that a position has been created immediately above you, but below your line manager, entitled Business Development Manager and that this role has been filled by Ms Nechaeva. You have informed me that you were not given any prior notice of creation of this role, the role was not advertised and you were not given any opportunity to apply for the role yourself.

6. You are unaware of the precise salary that this new role carries, but suggested that it is likely to be £45,000.00 to £50,000.00.

7. Your concerns in relation to what has happened are as follows:-
(a) You were not offered the role yourself or consulted about the creation of that role;
(b) Miss Nechaeva has been offered the role in preference to you for no discernable or justifiable reason;
(c) You have indicated that Ms Nechaeva has less experience, inferior and non-financial qualifications and attended an inferior university in Russia to you. More troubling still, you assert that she claims to hold a masters degree in a subject that the university she attended does not offer; and
(d) You are concerned that the actions taken in relation to this new post have been done so in detriment to you and the reason for this is that you are pregnant and/or you are not of oriental appearance (unlike Ms Nechaeva).

8. During your time at LSE you have been aware of three other employees falling pregnant. Of those, two have been made redundant immediately before the birth of their child.

9. Mr Edwards has been overheard to say that seventy-five percent of the employees (he works with) are Chinese and you believe this is one of the key reasons why you were overlooked for the role of Business Development Manager.

Having considered the above my advice to you is that, from the information you have provided me, the LSE have failed you in their duty as your employer in several respects. First, they do not appear to have followed a due process in creating a new mezzanine layer of management that has the effect of demoting you. No consultation has taken place, but instead the role was simply announced. Secondly, the role was offered to Miss Nechaeva, your junior in the department and someone of lesser experience and inferior (and questionable) qualifications. It would be important to require the LSE to explain with full particularity their methodology and processes that placed this lady in a previously unannounced role above you. Thirdly, in the absence of any reasonable or justifiable explanation it appears at the very least arguable that the true motivation for treating you detrimentally in the way that they have could be related to your pregnancy (and by definition) your gender, or your racial origin (by not being of Chinese descent or oriental appearance.

In order to take this matter further it is essential for you follow your employer’s internal grievance procedures. I can assist you with the preparation of a grievance if you require it and estimate the cost to do this at approximately £600.00 plus VAT. I will not be allowed to participate in the grievance on your behalf. It is important for you to fully exhaust all internal procedures prior to considering any other action. Your grievance should set out in clear and concise terms the matters that are troubling you, including your feeling that the conduct of the LSE is motivated partly or wholly by racially or sexually discriminatory motive. In addition, a grievance should clearly set out what it is that you are seeking by way of resolution in the event that your grievance was accepted and successful. For example, you could request that you be put in the role of Business Development Manager or at least be allowed to apply for that role. Alternatively, you may wish for a pay rise to equal the pay being given to the Business Development Manager role and request a restructure of the department to maintain your status and position in the hierarchy of your department.

If the grievance process does not yield a satisfactory outcome the next level to take the matter would be to an Employment Tribunal. You may also consider it necessary to resign and claim constructive dismissal if the outcome of the grievance was unsatisfactory. However, this is not a pre-requisite to lodging an application to a Tribunal.

The Tribunal process is very demanding in discrimination cases and I would warn you most strenuously that the outcome for a claim such as yours will depend on very many factors and at present I would be unable to give you any idea as to the likelihood of success. Discrimination claims are difficult to prove and evidence can often be difficult to unearth. It is too early at this stage to advise with any precision the likely value of your claim, which also is dependent on many factors.

Finally, I enclose a note of my firm’s Terms of Business. If you choose to instruct me I will apply an hourly charge of £275.00 per hour plus VAT which is discounted from my usual hourly rate as you have been introduced to me by Andrew Howe-Brown. Please note that you if you choose to instruct me I will require proof of your identity by providing a copy of your passport and proof of residence. As discussed at our meeting, no charge has been applied to date, but charges will apply if you instruct me and, as is my firm’s standard practice, I would ask for £750.00 on account in order to proceed.

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,

Andrew J. Crossley
Principal
ACS Law Solicitors

Encl.

394 Sep 28, 2010 at 13:22 by rebel

@387

Cheers man.. makes some decent reading for this time of the day.
My GF phoned from work tellin me about this.
Saying that i better not have been downloading and sharing porn.LOL

395 Sep 28, 2010 at 13:28 by jack

Excellent, thank you. Would you ask him for his D.O.B. & address or could I email him?

Regards

Jo

From: Andrew Crossley [mailto:andrew.crossley@acs-law.co.uk]
Sent: 18 August 2010 11:31
To: Joanna Martin
Subject: FW: NI Number – Brian Clarke

Jo,

Brian Clarke’s NI number. He is still with me.

Regards

Andrew
Andrew J. Crossley
Principal
ACS Law Solicitors
20 Hanover Square
London W1S 1JY
DX: 44643 MAYFAIR
http://www.acs-law.co.uk
Tel: 020 7898 0571
Fax: 020 7898 0572
Mob: 07816 990073

ACS Law Solicitors is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority No.513065. Service of proceedings by e-mail is not accepted.
This e-mail is confidential and may well be legally privileged. If you have received this mail in error, we put you on notice of its status,
please notify us immediately by reply e-mail and then delete this message from your system. Please do not copy it or use it for any purposes, or disclose its contents to any other person; to do so could be a breach of confidence. Thank you for your co-operation. If you have any queries please contact us on 020 7898 0571.
ACS Law Solicitors is the trading style of Andrew J. Crossley, Sole Principal

—— Forwarded Message
From: Brian Clarke
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 11:03:47 +0100
To: Andrew Crossley
Subject: NI Number

Email dated 18/8/2010
Subject;RE: NI Number – Brian Clarke
Looks like ACS:LAW have revealed Mr Clarke’s National Insurance Number…

Hi Andrew,

I have just received my payslip and I noticed that my NI Number status was “unknown”. My NI number is ” SL 21 88 18 C ” .

Thanks,

Brian

—— End of Forwarded Message

396 Sep 28, 2010 at 13:36 by jack

Email dated 16/08/2010
Sender; Adam Glen
Subject;Heads of Action available against Internet Account Holders
Location; andrew.crossley

Adam has some bad news for Andrew regarding their business case.
There a 5 page word document attached to the email, you might want to read it if you have access.

Andrew

Please find attached my analysis of the existing case law that supports action against an internet account holder for the infringement of ACS Law’s client’s copyright by way of the internet account holder’s internet connection.

It may not make comfortable reading and it may result in a change of the legal justification of the business model presented to a client of ACS Law.

However I believe that it is the legal position as English law currently stands and I do not believe that the Digital Economy Act, before any related statutory instruments, makes any impact upon the existing case law. I also do not believe that any non English cases, other than potentially Roadshow v iiNet, would change the analysis I have applied.

I also believe that the German case is only of minor persuading authority for the granting of an injunction as existing English case law should be sufficient.

At this point I see nothing further to be gained by additional reading of Clerk & Lindsell and although my copy was published in 2006 I have confirmed that the key case, Smith v Littlewoods, still applies by reference to cases subsequent to 2005 that I was able to find in my BAILII searches.

I also believe that with minor editing it is capable of submission to the SRA in response to their request for clarification of pages 15, 27 and 43 of your response.

Regards,

Adam

397 Sep 28, 2010 at 13:41 by Anon2012

It seems like there’s more than one database of names & addresses in the package so far. There’s the “porn list” which the media are playng on of their 5000 or so porn sharers.

” 1282296098.H789740P21608.mail2.dfsv61.com,S=4569275_2,S.eml

The Spreadsheet of “porn” downloaded by Sky customers is in file

1282296098.H789740P21608.mail2.dfsv61.com,S=4569275_2,S.eml

in directory

\mail\acs-law.co.uk\andrew.crossley\cur

filename=”Completed Output File ACS LAW Media Cat Phase 3 Part 1 5358 Records.xlsx” (Thanks RS_232_UK TBP)

Then … there’s the “music list” of 8000 or so ppl that have mainly downloaded the UK Top 40 Singles Chart.

Which is in the … \mail\.jmiller@acs-law_co_uk\cur folder.

Email description: 1276081237.H708405P18244.mail2.dfsv61

Open the emails in a mail client after renaming the .extention to .eml … Probably a lot more to come from this as it’s upto over 13,000 people’s details out there so far with probably more to be found.

Need to get the media aware of the extra 8000 or so names & addresses in the “music” spreadsheet as they’ve not reported on that part yet.

398 Sep 28, 2010 at 13:45 by jack

Email date;13/8/2010
Subject;RE: Reference NW0706 – ACS Law Solicitors – WTN Attached

Andrew is in dispute with Westminster Council over a fixed penalty charge, it’s a good story to follow, he’s already tried to lean on them & now he’s “paid under protest”. Just you eh Andrew ?…

Dear Mr Crossley

Please note that there is no formal appeal process and as such, I am not in a position to offer an appeal date. I do however note that Mr Miller has already challenged the decision to issue this fine, and my colleague Patrick Rigabie has considered the representations made, resulting in a reduction of the fine from £300.00 to £150.00. Please find attached a copy of the response from Patrick Rigabie.

Should you wish to raise an official complaint, our complaints procedure can be found on the Westminster City Council website at the following address.

http://www.westminster.gov.uk/services/councilgovernmentanddemocracy/councils/contactsconsultationandfeedback/complaints-and-compliments/complaints/

Yours sincerely,

Sharon

From: Andrew Crossley [mailto:andrew.crossley@acs-law.co.uk]
Sent: 13 August 2010 16:55
To: Miller, Sharon
Subject: Re: Reference NW0706 – ACS Law Solicitors – WTN Attached

I paid this fine under protest and wish to formally appeal the decision, notwithstanding the fact that I have paid.

Please let me have a date for the appeal.

Yours faithfully

Andrew Crossley

399 Sep 28, 2010 at 14:00 by jack

Email date; 11/8/2010
Subject; Credit Card Payment_Dhillon_E1CA20010553
Sender; aowne syed
Location; andrew.crossley

** this email has a pdf attachment which contains the payment details of Mr Mandeep Dhillon from CV3 2UG.
His details have been exposed online by ACS:LAW. I’ve got the pdf link but decided not to post it. If you know Mr Dhillon please inform him about the security breach.*

Dear Andrew,

We received credit card details from this person today but he states that he is making the payment under duress and is not admitting liability. He has attached a letter with payment. He was a template responder and we sent a final warning. I know sometimes you dont like to take payment from people that are paying without admitting liability. Should I process this payment?

Aowne.

400 Sep 28, 2010 at 14:02 by Nod

@Jack

Is it wise to be posting some dudes National Insurance No. on this website?

401 Sep 28, 2010 at 14:05 by Mirrors

Loads of mirrors of the leak are linked on http://acslaw.blogspot.com ..keep sharing the torrent, crossley can’t stop us!

402 Sep 28, 2010 at 14:07 by jack

@397,

Crossley’s fault, his data breach.

403 Sep 28, 2010 at 14:10 by jack

@397 v.2

I do consider moderation, if a mod wants to remove the NI post it’s fine by me. I did also not post the link to Mr Dhillon’s credit card info. The thing is, how else are these folks going to know about the data leak.

404 Sep 28, 2010 at 14:34 by Security Expert

Hi Just reading through the files being made available of Pirate Bay from the ACS Law hack. The emails make interesting reading, and it is amazing how many people are denying the allegations of downloading illegal porn, yet are still agreeing to pay the average £3500 fine.

Some of the emails have very personal information in them. One man tells of how he was abused as a child. Many have personal details such as home address.

I would recommend to those who have had their details published in this way to seek compensation from ACS Law, who clearly didn’t protect their privacy adequately enough.

Exposures like this are great examples of how weak or lacking security measures are on data that is transmitted and stored across the Internet.

405 Sep 28, 2010 at 14:41 by A.Non

@ 377 / or anyone else!?

This linked list and spreadsheet appears to be a music list from Sky, most if not all is for songs – is there not an adult movie similar spreadsheet as yet thats easily downloadable??

406 Sep 28, 2010 at 14:52 by BBD

I’ve found out how the leak happened !!! I’ve gone onto Google Streetview and found this at their address !!!

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=20+hannover+square&sll=51.513623,-0.143435&sspn=0.007184,0.019248&g=W1S+1JY&ie=UTF8&ll=51.51371,-0.144174&spn=0,0.019248&t=h&z=16&layer=c&cbll=51.513793,-0.144221&panoid=ffRFRL2u4y7xhzt4yn5Gjw&cbp=12,264.94,,1,13.75

Zoom in and you’ll see what appears to be a laptop left on a trolley on their doorstep ………

407 Sep 28, 2010 at 14:59 by jack

@403 Laptop on a trolley ? Sounds like a Government class data loss.

408 Sep 28, 2010 at 15:01 by Nod

@jack

Be reasonable. You are spreading private information that could potentially ruin someone. Yes it’s Crossley’s fault but that doesn’t mean you should use private info like it’s a toy. This guy is a victim of Crossley’s negligence. Don’t make it worse.

409 Sep 28, 2010 at 15:07 by Nod

@jack

Just seen your second reply. ACS Law are being heavily rotated on BBC News 24 and that is despite pretty strong political news today. They seem to finally be taking the matter seriously. So most people on the list will be aware that their info has been leaked by the time they watch the news tonight.

410 Sep 28, 2010 at 15:18 by Pretty hard to lie about this

Does not have internet. Does not have a phoneline. Will enclose evidence of this. Will write in. JMM

In xls file

411 Sep 28, 2010 at 15:23 by John

As a minor note to those unfamiliar with British ways of doing things, being a (sole, in this case) partner of an English firm of solicitors means Mr Crossley has unlimited personal financial liability for the wreckage. I wonder whether he has professional indemnity insurance for this sort of damage? I bet it doesn’t extend to loss of business or reputation.

As for his paralegals, I hope they’ve woken up to a suitable sense of shame.

412 Sep 28, 2010 at 15:36 by root@amsix

LOL, how can you be so stupid, to leave a backup in your webroot?
Found this too:

Tim J. Kuik
Director of BREIN

Siriusdreef 28
2132 WT Hoofddorp
The Netherlands

Home phone: +31 23 799 7870
Cell phone: +31 6 20395800
Fax number: +31 23 7997720 (business)

hehe ;) Sorry Tim.

413 Sep 28, 2010 at 15:37 by jack

@ 406, Nod.

I share your concerns about individual privacy, Crossley clearly doesn’t. Crossley is a conman who picks on people who are unable to defend themselves. The NI number is an employee of ACS:LAW who wouldn’t hesitate to send out a speculative invoice to a blind , deaf & dumb little old lady. His boss Crossley is responsible for his NI data being all over the net.
Everything I’ve posted here is already available all over the net, including already pre installed on ThunderbirdPortable. I’ve just tried to make it more accessible to people who might take a casual interest and want to look at what’s going on, particularly Crossley’s victims.

414 Sep 28, 2010 at 15:52 by Laughing Victim

Seems that there is finally some truth and legal standing in the actions of ACS. Sadly for Crossley will be against him….ha ha ha

I hope his expensive little toys are in the auto trader to make way for all the compensation claims and fines that HE WILL have to pay.

The tables are turned and this time the legal threats will stand up in court. Look forward to the REAL court summons Crossley.

415 Sep 28, 2010 at 15:54 by Security Expert

Just reading through the many mail exchanges between Crossley and Alireza Torabi

Looks like Crossley got real angry at NG3SYS for stopping his free source of data monitoring. Greed seems to have played a big part in that relationship going sour.

In one email, to “terence.tsang@acs-law.co.uk”, Crossley refers to Ali of NG3 as stupid:

“See belwo. This guy is stupid. And he MUST release ALL data to us. It is ours. We have a deal. I Will go to court this afternoon if he does not give it to us.”

It’s nice to see a solicitor as corrupt and greedy as Crossley getting his just deserts.

One email you really need to read is from Aashiq Pujara

I think he vents his anger in a way many of the letter recipients feel would be appropriate.

416 Sep 28, 2010 at 16:15 by s

Dear Prakash,

I hope this finds you well.

Thank you for your email dated 22 July 2010 regarding the provision by our client of a written report outlining from the records disclosed by Plusnet on the 4 February 2010:

1) How many of those persons were sent Letters of Claim; and

2) Against which persons legal proceedings were issued.

We currently would require further time to provide a full report to account for the above. See below:

1) How many of those persons were sent Letters of Claim;

· the subscriber details disclosed by Plusnet on the 4 February 2010 are currently yet to be processed.

2) Against which persons legal proceedings were issued.

· This is currently to be determined.

We expect the data provided to be processed shortly once instructions are received from our client, therefore, in the interest of providing a full and proper account we will inform you when the Letters of Claim relating to this disclosure are generated and posted with an account of the number of unique individual claims sent to comply with point 1), and agree a six month deadline from that date regarding point 2).

Kind regards,
Daryl Blake

File-Sharing Team

Sent to Prakash of bt.com

417 Sep 28, 2010 at 16:16 by s

Dear Prakash,

I hope this finds you well.

Thank you for your email dated 22 July 2010 regarding the provision by our client of a written report outlining from the records disclosed by Plusnet on the 4 February 2010:

1) How many of those persons were sent Letters of Claim; and

2) Against which persons legal proceedings were issued.

We currently would require further time to provide a full report to account for the above. See below:

1) How many of those persons were sent Letters of Claim;

· the subscriber details disclosed by Plusnet on the 4 February 2010 are currently yet to be processed.

2) Against which persons legal proceedings were issued.

· This is currently to be determined.

We expect the data provided to be processed shortly once instructions are received from our client, therefore, in the interest of providing a full and proper account we will inform you when the Letters of Claim relating to this disclosure are generated and posted with an account of the number of unique individual claims sent to comply with point 1), and agree a six month deadline from that date regarding point 2).

Kind regards,
Daryl Blake

File-Sharing Team

Sent to Prakash of bt.com.

Also, what is Plusnet?

418 Sep 28, 2010 at 16:35 by Please

> 76 Sep 25, 2010 at 04:56 by
>Forever sharing
>
>Compare the actions of filesharers with that of ACS:Law.
> What do we do? We share. We don’t
>discriminate. We leave no
>boundaries between us, no
>predjuices, we just wish to share
>our passions with as many people
>as possible; worldwide.
>We’re a selfless, pioneering
>generation that gives as much as
>it takes. We’re pushing
>boundaries, opening up new ideas
>and creating networks where people
>from all over the globe can share
>together.
>
>What does ACS:Law do? It threatens
>the above people into sending them
>hundreds of pounds, costs people
>sleep, causes anxiety, stress,
>attempts to stifle a free future.
>
>
>BURN IN HELL ACS:LAW – You’re not
>needed in our future.

What a bunch of crap :D
How many movies have you made, how many songs have you written and recorded ?
How many games have you developed ?

You don’t give, you’re not selfless.
You’re self-centered and only care about what YOU want – and you want it all, and you want it now.
You give the fruits of the hard work of *real* passionate people to other people, without regarding the wishes of the creator.

Yup, me too.
But at least I’m not trying to defend my behaviour by pretending I’m downloading movies and music for the good of humanity.

Want to be selfless and pioneering ?
Make a movie and give it away.
Record an album and put it on the net.
Develop a piece of useful software and make it freeware.

But stop talking this “I’m filesharing for humanity !” crap please :)

419 Sep 28, 2010 at 16:36 by jack

@414.

PlusNet is an ISP which was purchased by BT.

420 Sep 28, 2010 at 16:44 by Security Expert

@ 415

Well said !! ;-)

421 Sep 28, 2010 at 16:49 by Security Expert

Looks like Virgin and Carphone Warehouse ISP’s were excempt from this invasive snooping of Internet traffic.

If you are a Sky Broadband user you might want to switch ;-)

“Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 12:18:25
Subject: Re: New titles to monitor for new client….
From: Andrew Crossley
To: Alireza Torabi N3GSYS
CC: “terence.tsang@acs-law.co.uk”

Ali,

This appears to be an actual instruction, so usual ISPs, except Virgin Media and Carphone Warehouse.

Regards
Andrew”

422 Sep 28, 2010 at 17:22 by Paul

I’ve downloaded the 365MB torrent. Others have mentioned using Thunderbird. Can anyone advise how best to view the contents and emails to a novice? Many thanks.

423 Sep 28, 2010 at 17:23 by Crashdown

“513065
REG/47713-2010/IR1
Disciplinary Proceedings Team

ACS LAW of LONDON

ANDREW JONATHAN CROSSLEY

Sole Practitioner

Considered a Report of Casework Investigations and Operations dated 6 May 2010 and a
bundle of documents relating to matter reference REG/47713-2010.

DECISION

To refer the conduct of Andrew Jonathan Crossley to the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal. I am satisfied that the public interest and evidential tests have been met.”

ha, he should get used to that!

424 Sep 28, 2010 at 17:29 by jack

@418 Yes, looks very much like TalkTalk and Virgin were the only ISPs prepared to fight on their customer’s behalf against the racketeers at ACS:LAW.
Seems the rest were only too willing to sell their customer’s private data. (see article on Entanet).

425 Sep 28, 2010 at 17:56 by Martinj

Re the new 8000+ list…..

Shocking. If I was one of the people on the list I would demand compensation. £295-00 per victim should do the trick ;-)

NOTE – this contains notes on peoples disabilities, if they are on state benefits, who lives with them….it just goes on!

426 Sep 28, 2010 at 18:12 by adiem

I guess they will have to contact everyone on the list and inform them of the breach. im a sky user hopefully not mentioned on the list but i will change provider after this.

427 Sep 28, 2010 at 18:13 by Pro_

any one have a prog i can use to open these e-mails ?
As a SKY costomer its likely my details are on there if so i will probebly sue his ass from here to the moon and back under the data protection act

428 Sep 28, 2010 at 18:20 by Martinj

@424

http://www.yourfilehost.com/media.php?cat=other&file=Copy_of_03_06_10.xls

429 Sep 28, 2010 at 18:22 by adiem

This from sky

“Like other broadband providers, Sky can be required by court order to disclose information about customers whose accounts are alleged to have been used for illegal downloading. We only ever provide such data in encrypted form.”

Sky said they have “suspended all co-operation with ACS:Law with immediate effect” and that the suspension would “remain in place until ACS:Law demonstrates adequate measures to protect the security of personal information”.

430 Sep 28, 2010 at 18:42 by jack

http://www.yourfilehost.com/media.php?cat=other&file=British_Sky_Agreement_Andres_Gunnar_Ballinas_Olsson__signed_.pdf
Email dated 18/5/2010
Location. jmiller@acs-law_co_uk

Sky customers, check this one out.
it’s Sky’s deal with ACS:LAW.
Section 5 is about DATA PROTECTION (big fail there !)
Section 6 is about Confidentiality. Sky wanted to keep the existence of this deal a secret.

431 Sep 28, 2010 at 18:51 by Somedude

@389 Sep 28, 2010 at 13:20 by Anonymous

“Am I the only one who got the impression that the Jeep was bought for his girlfriend?”

I did notice this too, and the Jeep was infact bought for a person called Tamsin. Below is a quote from one the emails dated 27.5.2010 11:08 and it is from andrew crossleys sentbox

“Good idea. I will draft something up and run it by Andrew. Andrew also gave me a new client Who I am assisting.

Have you spotted Tamsin swabbing around in her new motor? A black Jeep. She is very proud!

Regards

Andrew”

432 Sep 28, 2010 at 19:00 by yayokaycool

MAKE IT LEGAL TO DOWNLOAD WHATEVER WE WANT NO MORE COPYRIGHT LAWS THEY ARE UNFAIR TO ALL THAT MATTER. SOMEONE GET OBAMA TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS IT HAS GOT TO STOP!!!!!!!

433 Sep 28, 2010 at 19:47 by Nod

@427

Regarding Remuneration section.
Did I read that correctly? Part 3.1 Is sky making money from this too??

If that is the case. Wow. Filthy. Absolutely filthy.

http://www.yourfilehost.com/media.php?cat=other&file=British_Sky_Agreement_Andres_Gunnar_Ballinas_Olsson__signed_.pdf

434 Sep 28, 2010 at 19:59 by Angry Person

@427

Just seen that sky thing and am incensed that Sky are making money out of this, especially as they have pleaded whenever questioned that they HAD to comply with the court order. Well at least we know why they didn’t bother to turn up to court and fight it. Shame on you Sky. I am one of the people on those spreadsheets and I hope firstly everyone affected can take Crossley for all he has and secondly I hope every single person who sky have so badly let down pursue them for damages.

435 Sep 28, 2010 at 20:04 by Angry Person

additional.
Notice that Sky are party number (4) to that particular agreement. I’d bet my bottom dollar there are other agreements out there in that case. At a purely random guess maybe one for plusnet, BT, telefonica O2, BE Unlimited – just a random guess of course!!!

436 Sep 28, 2010 at 20:23 by jack

@ 433,4 & 5

Yes, Thanks why these ISPs didn’t contest it in court, they’d already signed up with ACS:LAW to sell their customer’s personal data.
In one Email Crossley lists the breakdown of income, the smallest part is about 11 or 12 % for what he calls technical partners or something like that i.e. the ISPs.
In another one he takes £20,000 from Digiprotect to pay off 02. ( both cases already posted earlier here at TF – you’ll have to dig them out.)

437 Sep 28, 2010 at 21:29 by Nod

Why isn’t TorrentFreak updating with new revelations? No new posts regarding ACS Law at all today. Sky colluding with ACS Law is a pretty major revelation and warrants a mention.

I’m not a sky customer but all I have to say is that I am disgusted that a company could be so ruthless with it’s customers trust.

438 Sep 28, 2010 at 22:22 by Bobby Shafto

Terry Tsang is a right c*nt!, read this from him…

Dear All,

I am conscious about the productivity of the office lately. The
business depends on sufficient amounts of letters going out to alleged
infringers, and when individuals do not pull their weight it has a
direct effect on the firm’s ability to meet on-going liabilities.

In an attempt to encourage better productivity, and without mentioning
any names (although it is fairly obvious who these things are relevant
to), please note that the following activities are banned from the
office:

(1) checking and reading of personal email and texts during working hours;
(2) video games / internet surfing;
(3) social media networking websites;
(4) reading magazines; and
(5) any other activity which is not work related.

Of course, you may do as you wish during your lunch hour, which should
be taken between the hours of 1:00pm and 1:30pm.

Let’s promote SYNERGY.

Regards,
Terence

439 Sep 28, 2010 at 22:22 by Andrew Crossley

Andrew Crossley your dead

dont stop looking over your shoulder… I might be there

440 Sep 28, 2010 at 22:29 by SkysgettingdumpedforVirgin

I’ve got the spreadsheet with the list of sky customers accused of dl music (thanks Jack) but where is the link to the one with those accused of dl porn? link please.

441 Sep 28, 2010 at 23:10 by jack

@440 SkysgettingdumpedforVirgin
Great choice of nic, people need to vote with their cash and move to either Virgin or TT. Even Zen had signed up with Crossley.

Personally I haven’t seen a db with porn titles and names & addresses together. There are xls templates for each ISP who has joined Crossley in his racket with lists of movies they are watching but no IPs etc filed in.
Personally I think the press are misleading people here, there are pdfs of agreed deals for people who have agreed to pay off Crossley for porn titles, but no actual spreadsheet of impending data. However there are two password protected xlsx files which might be the first of the porn lists.
If someone can remember the passwords for those files they might be the porn stuff.

442 Sep 28, 2010 at 23:29 by Nod

In thunderbird sort the emails by size and you’ll find all the attachments that way. It’s pretty easy to find the porn list from there. I think you right click on the column header and tick “size”.

443 Sep 28, 2010 at 23:46 by jack

http://www.yourfilehost.com/media.php?cat=other&file=spreadsheetandpdfs.zip
Email Date, 7/4/2010
Subject; BskyB Limited – Notification of Infringement of Copyright – Media C.A.T Limited (Phase 3)
Sender; D Blake.

This ZIP file contains a Spreadsheet of approx 5300 sky customer’s IPs linked to porn titles. There are no actual names and addresses, just hash marks.
There are 3 pdfs with Crossley’s case to put before Chief Master Wine garden and Crossley’s “expert statement”.

444 Sep 28, 2010 at 23:56 by jack

443 Cont.

This could be where Crossley is applying in court to have a judge “force” the ISPs to reveal their customer’s private data. However Crossley is conning Chief Master Winegarten too(sorry for the typo on your name in my previous post, sir), because he’s already done a deal with the ISPs to pay them for their client’s personal data.
It’s just a show for the public to make them think justice is being done, but it’s actually a confidential dirty deal (or was shall I say) in front of a judge who has been conned.

445 Sep 28, 2010 at 23:58 by RIP ACS Law

So the sky list of alleged porn d/l did not contain any names etc unlike the other list?

Got one of these letters the other day – have sent an email denying this (as I am innocent) – not sure whether to follow this with a letter

446 Sep 29, 2010 at 00:21 by Angry Person

@445
No the porn d/l list definitely does contain names and addresses – all linked to the names of alleged porn file downloaded/shared. Check the emails in the .jmiller@acs-law_co_uk folder under cur.
See the file numbered 1282296098.H789740P21608 dated 20/08/2010!!!

447 Sep 29, 2010 at 00:36 by allinittogether

OK so does anyone know what the little people (myself included) now do?
Both in terms of claiming against ACS for data protection breaches and also against Sky – who it is alleged have been getting paid for “helping” ACS do some of their dirty work?
There is also the chance that someone can prove Sky did not in fact encrypt their data when they sent it to ACS but I feel that is probably a long shot.

Do we have to wait for the ICO to report their plan of action or do we attack in large numbers as soon as possible?

Is there a site being set up to help people work out what to do?

Being completely honest I don’t want a penny of profit from ACS – I just want to strip Mr C of everything he has.
As for Sky, if liable in any way… well it will be open season!!!

448 Sep 29, 2010 at 00:46 by Freedom Fighter

All UK citizens are encouraged to contact their ISPs and demand they release an official statement ensuring they will NEVER give up any details to the ACS:Law scammers and Andrew Johnthan Crossley.

Download and share the full leak: http://acslaw.blogspot.com/2010/09/breaking-news-andrew-crossleys.html

Don’t let those around you get bullied by this scam law firm.

449 Sep 29, 2010 at 01:23 by rob8urcakes

@447, who asked -
“OK so does anyone know what the little people (myself included) now do?
Both in terms of claiming against ACS for data protection breaches and also against Sky – who it is alleged have been getting paid for “helping” ACS do some of their dirty work?”

I think we need to ask the Info Commissioner to investigate whether ISP’s are giving up their customers’ private details simply on request due to a business deal, rather than by Court Order.

In other words, you need to complain to the ICO about your own ISP – but we all have to that.

450 Sep 29, 2010 at 01:27 by Andy Crossley

Sadly the HOME telephone number and address on the Payback is a bitch site is mine Andrew John Crossley (never been a lawyer, never sent a letter to a file sharer); as opposed to Andrew Jonathan Crossley (principle of ACS Law). I would be pleased if people stopped ringing me day and night, particularly as I work away from home a couple of nights a week and my wife and kids are having to put up with this stuff. Since i sent a message to kan3 Kane B who posted files of the oh so funny messages he left on my voicemail on soundcloud.com telling him I wasn’t his man, we havent been getting voice calls, but we are still getting silent calls and music calls. Would be nice if we didnt have to change our phone number. Cheers Andy JOHN Crossley

451 Sep 29, 2010 at 01:57 by bahahahahahahaha

LOL This is what you say when some arsehole tries to blackmail you for filesharing:

Dear Mr Crossley

I am writing in reply to the above, stating that this company’s connection was used in an infringement of copyright, using P2P networks which you allege occurred on 11th July 2009 and concerns a movie sold under the name “Sodomy Cream Pies”.

You assert in your letter the alleged infringement was traced to this company’s internet connection. I note that you are not making any personal accusation to myself or any individual as you have no evidence to this effect. I also confirm that you have addressed this letter to Mr N Lewis, who does not work for this company, and was not working at this company at the time you indicate.

Nevertheless, I categorically deny any offence related to the work under sections blah blah of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, stored, copied or distributed in any form; nor authorised anyone to distribute using the company’s internet connection. I note that section 16(2) of the Act requires a person to directly infringe copyright, or authorise someone else to do so.

As there is no evidence supplied to this effect, I cannot and will not sign the undertakings as provided by you. As understood your failure to supply any evidence to support a valid claim under CDPA 1988. I do not have the expertise to provide a detailed explanation. As such I can only conclude that I have been the victim of foul play.

As far as I am aware there is no law in the UK for which you can properly hold the addressee, the company, or myself responsible for an infringement occurring via my internet connection. If this is not the case then I would be interested to hear your legal basis for attempting to do so.

If you, or your clients wish to pursue this matter, we will seek to recover all costs to the maximum permitted by the Civil Procedure Rules.

The signature of the undersigned confirms the statement to be accurate and legally binding under the terms required by the pre-action protocol in civil law.

[I believe that's legalese for "fuck off you fat wanker"]

452 Sep 29, 2010 at 02:43 by Anonymous

My neighbour is on that list. Now I know what he gets up to at night.

453 Sep 29, 2010 at 02:43 by John

Those criticizing Sky (and the other ISPs) for supplying the requested name and address information should note that they did so only after the production of an order from the court. The hourly charge they made was in line with the court order for reasonable reimbursement.

454 Sep 29, 2010 at 09:06 by Patrick

More BBC news…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/11430299

455 Sep 29, 2010 at 10:20 by jack

@ 446.
There must have been a further release of info, I got mine on Friday 24th Sept and the jmiller@acs-law_co_uk folder finishes at 30/7/2010.

I’ll have to get a more recent rip & try to find the August emails from that folder.

456 Sep 29, 2010 at 10:31 by jack

OK it seems there is another release which is a server backup named backup-8.24.2010.
Check the http://acslaw.blogspot.com/2010/09/breaking-news-andrew-crossleys.html
website for the server backup on Megaupload and other mirrors.
I’ll use the bulk rename utility again and see what other information Mr Crossley has made available for us.

457 Sep 29, 2010 at 10:44 by jack

@456 Cont.

The Server backup file on Megaupload contains a trojan “Packed.Win32.Krap.an” after Kaspersky deleted the trojan the 7zip file won’t open and says it’s an invalid 7z file.

Therefore I’ll stick with what I’ve got with the ThunderbirdPortable pre installed version.

458 Sep 29, 2010 at 11:17 by Pro_

I had a convo with SKY on monday and the guy attitude was “unlucky, you got cought”. I called them again today and they were licking ass. a letter will be issued to customers stating no details bill be given out in future without PROOF of downloading copyrite materal

459 Sep 29, 2010 at 11:25 by Anon

@jack 457
I got my copy on sunday from isohunt and it seems to be the full version. It was about 350Mb in it’s .rar compacted format. Kaspersky didn’t find any viruses, Trojans or anything wrong with it. Why don’t you try there because you seem to be the man for outing the info so you need to get your hands on it!!!

460 Sep 29, 2010 at 12:05 by Pro_

i just checked my credit rating on experian and was supprised how good it was. in fact it was brilliant and that just proves ACS was using a credit scoreing system MY DAMAND WIS FOR £1,200.00 for allegedly downloading 1 film ¿ ONE FUKIN FILM FOR CHRIST SAKE !!!!!

461 Sep 29, 2010 at 12:05 by Pro_

i just checked my credit rating on experian and was supprised how good it was. in fact it was brilliant and that just proves ACS was using a credit scoreing system MY DAMAND WAS FOR £1,200.00 for allegedly downloading 1 film ¿ ONE FUKIN FILM FOR CHRIST SAKE !!!!!

462 Sep 29, 2010 at 12:07 by Pro_

WHY DID THAT POST TWICE ?

463 Sep 29, 2010 at 12:17 by dwav

sky were very rude to me yesterday, all I was asking was what information they passed to ACS. time to leave sky, the betrayers. all off to Talk Talk.

464 Sep 29, 2010 at 12:31 by jack

OK people I’ve found them ! Unprotected personal data spreadsheet linking porn to names and addresses.
It is in the ThunderbirdPortable version, in the acs-law.co.uk/andrew.crossley folder.
date; 20/08/2010 10:21
From; Jonathan Miller
To; Alireza Torbai
CC; Andrew Crossley

Took some finding but got them now.

465 Sep 29, 2010 at 12:33 by jack

Miller sends unprotected personal data to Ali and CCs Crossley to keep him up to speed.
Hi Ali,

Please find attached data disclosure from BSkyB pursuant to Norwich Pharmacal Court Order dated 7th July 2010 – MediaC.A.T. Phase 3. Court order attached FYI.

Our LoC will need to be updated with new information. I will upload a template for you shortly.

I can confirm that ACS has not manipulated the returned data disclosure from BSkyB in any way, shape or format.

Thanks.

Kind regards,

Jonathan Miller

ACS Law Solicitors

20 Hanover Square

London W1S 1JY

tel 020 7193 2493

fax 020 7990 9099

mob 07791 838 591

DX 44643 Mayfair

jonathan.miller@acs-law.co.uk

http://www.acs-law.co.uk

466 Sep 29, 2010 at 12:50 by jack

http://www.yourfilehost.com/media.php?cat=other&file=BSkyB_Data_Disclosure___MediaCAT_Phase_3.zip

OK these are the unprotected Sky user personal details which Miller sent to Ali and CCd Crossley.
The Zip file contains 2 spreadsheets and one pdf which is the court order dated 7th July 2010.

467 Sep 29, 2010 at 12:53 by Deggsy

Did anyone notice that Crossley has
a lunch reservation at the Waterside Inn in November?

“Dear Mr. Crossley

Thank you for your email, I have pleasure to confirm that we have reserved a table on Sunday, 21st November 2010 for lunch time at 12.30pm for 3 people.

Please could you call us a couple of days beforehand on 01628 620 691 to reconfirm your reservation.

May I mention our dress code is elegantly smart: no jeans, trainers or sweatshirts.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Waterside Inn.

Yours sincerely

Alex

Reservations”

468 Sep 29, 2010 at 12:56 by jack

http://www.yourfilehost.com/media.php?cat=image&file=TB_File_Location.JPG

File location as seen in ThunderbirdPortable

469 Sep 29, 2010 at 13:18 by dwav

I am on that List , (not the porn one shamoan) , I have a letter from 2 weeks back , what should/can I do ? I am furious , I want compensation.

470 Sep 29, 2010 at 13:57 by Nod

@dwav

Go to beingthreatened.com and you will find everything you need to know about how to handle the threatening letter. As for the info leak. You just gonna have to wait unless you want to seek legal advice on your own steam looking to sue.

471 Sep 29, 2010 at 14:49 by Buzby

Just wanted to say well done to all those involved in this attack, made my day :)

472 Sep 29, 2010 at 15:24 by jack

http://www.yourfilehost.com/media.php?cat=other&file=BSkyB_Data_Disclosure___MediaCAT_Phase_3.eml

This is the ACS:LAW personal data leak in .eml format. Should just open in your email client, you can see the headers, message and unsecured attachments (including the court order which specified that the info must be kept secure).

473 Sep 29, 2010 at 17:43 by Laughing Victim

I see BT have also sent unencrypted spreadsheets to ACS dated 20 August 2010 17:04 from prakash.mistry@bt.com file 1282320263.H952168P28203.mail2.dfsv61.com,S=277883_2,S..eml

oh dear oh dear. So its not just ACS who are useless

474 Sep 29, 2010 at 18:24 by Anom

So… whats Andrew Crossley going through now? more SRA investigations? other investigations? or business as usual?

475 Sep 29, 2010 at 18:52 by Laughing Victim

RE: 474

I know what is going through him right now…..excrement..lol

476 Sep 29, 2010 at 19:15 by John

Some of the comments are just terrible, one of them reads:

“On benefits. Wants to settle out of court because she is literally over the edge. Has no money whatsoever and stress financially. Thought about taking pills over the weekend as she feels she has no way out. 07584789337. Said id check with AJC. JMM”

If this was my relative I would personally kill Andrew Crossley regardless of the consequences.

This is just another example of legal extortion and the s**t implementation and use of UK law.

477 Sep 29, 2010 at 19:33 by Whatevermoomin

For those having trouble finding the lists, I can assure you they are there.

There is a massive amount of personal data within those emails, not just names and address’s. Ive seen a Payslip, personal C.V.’s, a hotel receipt, national insurance numbers, names and address’s of staff, copys of letters from the alleged containing personal info like how much benefits they get each week, or how much there willing to pay. A flight ticket, Shed loads of solictors letters. There is alsorts in there.

ACS deserve everything they get for this, and I hope everyone who coughed up cash (whos details have leaked) sues them.

Good luck to you all, but more importantly… Bye bye ACS Law haha!

ACS = Absolutely Crap Solicitor.

478 Sep 29, 2010 at 19:36 by Cluedo

Passwords for the encrypted o2/BE spreadsheets?

Somebody care to prove their awesomeness by cracking these badboys? :)

479 Sep 29, 2010 at 19:44 by Craig

At the end of the day piracy is a fact of life and will continue regardless of the fines and legal action. Before the internet, people copied songs from radio, used vcr’s etc. But this is a company who legally blackmail and extort money in accordance to the bad implementation of law.

If i was caught i would not pay the fine, as there is little evidence to back up their claims in court.

If you have a wireless access point/router with or without encryption it can be hacked.

WEP encryption: Hacked due to vulnerabilities in the algorithm.

WPA/WP2: Hacked via brute force or dictionary attacks. This can be performed offline by capturing the handshake.

The way forward for bit torrent P2P is the implimentation of end-to-end encryption and/or encrypted tcp/ip.

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481 Sep 29, 2010 at 20:54 by Whatevermoomin

ooo just found something else which might give away the passwords for the files.

It appears that the secured databases are emailed from ruth brown to whoever at ACS

However I found an email from J Miller to terance with email subject as : Passwords from Ruth Brooks

message:
Passwords in order from 1 to =:

667IAno40of2009
1IAno40of2009
16IAno40of2009
23IAno40of2009
185IAno40of2009
196IAno40of2009
350IAno40of2009
7078IAno40of2009

Jonathan =iller

this email is located at .terence@acs-law_co_uk / cur

file: 1269430714.H439554P15524.mail2.dfsv61.com,S=13264_2,

If they were using the same system to password protect the new files, it wont take long to get into them. I could be completely wrong though lol

482 Sep 29, 2010 at 23:53 by Anonymous

what has a pelican and Acs law got in common????

They can both stick their bill’s up their arse rofl

483 Sep 29, 2010 at 23:57 by Court Clerk

@481

They are the Court Order numbers on the top right of each order relating to the data.

667 IA no 40 of 2009 for example

484 Sep 30, 2010 at 00:16 by The Crossley Crippler!!

Crossley – this message goes out to you personally…

You will never stop us – we are the Internet, its us that make the internet, we are always one step ahead!! Why are trying to control something you no nothing about…

Its over for you now!!

485 Sep 30, 2010 at 03:08 by NIB

Does anyone fancy doing a blocklist that blocks virgin BSkyB and ukonline, easynet etc?

I know its going to knock out alot of uk ip addresses but it will be safer?

thanks

486 Sep 30, 2010 at 05:27 by Anonymous4Ever

Love this email,
subject heading Murray_M1PD10931133_Final Warning Letter
found in main cur folder

In particular have a look at the Action Points document in the Defence section. They clearly state that there is no law they can use to prosecute him! lmao!

487 Sep 30, 2010 at 09:10 by V

1. There are 2 main emails listing the personal details (mainly of Sky customers).
2. The first email depicting allegations of file sharing pornographic material split into 2 spreadsheets
3. 1st Email 1st spreadsheet details allegations dated 01/12/2009 – 28/02/2010 and lists material by name 5358 cases.
4. 1st Email 2nd spreadsheet details allegations dated 01/03/2010 – 27/06/2010 and lists material by code 5718 cases.
5. The 2nd email depicting allegations of file sharing “Evacuate the Dance Floor” in various albums. 8039 cases.

Found this on Slyck, does this mean all these went to court on the 7th July 2010, hence if you got a letter dated on the 9th sept (as most seem to have) then that is all you are being accused of? and is all that is appearing on the spreadsheets?
I know someone with a date from 12/2009 but they are worried about the other sheet dated 03/2010 – 06 2010

488 Sep 30, 2010 at 11:43 by Set Sail

BREAKING NEWS: Pirates release ACS:Law ‘megapack’ of music, tell Andrew Crossley where to shove his letters

Search for ACS.Law.Forbidden.Music.Pack.READNFO-WANKERS

Torrents are here http://acslaw.blogspot.com/2010/09/breaking-news-pirates-release-acslaw.html

LOL

489 Sep 30, 2010 at 12:16 by Anon

I think we should mount our own campaign and send out letters to the persons on the list to advise on how to sue ACS for not upholding DPA…

490 Sep 30, 2010 at 15:54 by Anon2012

Andrew Crossley’s home address should be as on his iTunes Store invoice.

Folder: \mail\acs-law.co.uk\andrew.crossley\cur

File: 1280885458.H374814P28779.mail2.dfsv61.eml

Andrew Crossley
5 Oak Way
Ifold
RH14 0RU Billingshurst
GBR

It might be a good idea to spread this and then the thousands of people that HE sent letters to can SEND HIM a letter to his house.

491 Sep 30, 2010 at 16:01 by Nod

The more I think about these events the more I am convinced that it was genuine grass roots campaigning over the digital economy bill and complaining to the relevant authorities that got ACS Law on the map and thus targeted by Anon. Well done everyone who caused such a fuss. Proof that it does pay off in the end.

492 Sep 30, 2010 at 16:26 by rob8urcakes

@490 who posted
“Andrew Crossley
5 Oak Way
Ifold
RH14 0RU Billingshurst”

I just googled the RH14 0RU postcode onto gMaps and there really is a town called Ifold – how ironic for the brutal AJC.

And since he lives in a place called “I fold” should that last one not read “Billing hurts” so that his address now reads more like his attacks on innocent people?
: lol

493 Sep 30, 2010 at 17:03 by V

Sorry to bother but,
Any answers on:

1. There are 2 main emails listing the personal details (mainly of Sky customers).
2. The first email depicting allegations of file sharing pornographic material split into 2 spreadsheets
3. 1st Email 1st spreadsheet details allegations dated 01/12/2009 – 28/02/2010 and lists material by name 5358 cases.
4. 1st Email 2nd spreadsheet details allegations dated 01/03/2010 – 27/06/2010 and lists material by code 5718 cases.
5. The 2nd email depicting allegations of file sharing “Evacuate the Dance Floor” in various albums. 8039 cases.

Found this on Slyck, does this mean all these went to court on the 7th July 2010, hence if you got a letter dated on the 9th sept (as most seem to have) then that is all you are being accused of? and is all that is appearing on the spreadsheets?
I know someone with a date from 12/2009 but they are worried about the other sheet dated 03/2010 – 06 2010

494 Sep 30, 2010 at 17:06 by Haha Crossme

Nothing showing on streetview for that location though ???

495 Sep 30, 2010 at 17:11 by Slyck.com

From Slyck
Tell your MP about ACS:Law and the DEAct

http://action.openrightsgroup.org/ea-campaign/clientcampaign.do?ea.client.id=1422&ea.campaign.id=7908

It takes 2 minutes, a letter is ready set up ( you can change the content if you wish )

It goes to your MP, matched by your postcode.

496 Sep 30, 2010 at 18:20 by wasp

Can anyone give me a straight answer here, if your name is on the spreadsheets (I have only seen 1 and it dosent have names on, just IP Addresses, title etc), should you tell your boss at work, this is beginning to get obsessive now, I am almost waiting for someone to say something , it is only a matter of time until the whole world knows what I have been accused of, thanks to these spreadsheets, guilty or not if your name is on the list surely everyone will be seeing soon, via Twitter etc.
I feel sick to the stomach knowing everyone in the world can see these sheets, I am sure many others do, guilty or NOT

497 Sep 30, 2010 at 18:46 by Cluedo

Any progress cracking the o2/BE spreadsheets?

498 Sep 30, 2010 at 19:01 by salander

@wasp
I am on one of the lists. Don’t forget that the lists are just the raw data in effect and that in no way means any of the people on there have done anything wrong. Just look at how many hundreds of people have come forward about being wrongfully accused.
Even if you are on there and have done something it’s a private matter and you have no obligation to inform anyone.
If someone at your work got hold of this information and anything happened without full proof that you did anything wrong (i.e. you were taken to court and found guilty – hasn’t happened to anyone yet at all) then you would have them on discrimination or defamation of character.
Try not to worry about it too much (especially if you haven’t had a letter) and look out for info on how to sue ACS for the data breach.

499 Sep 30, 2010 at 19:26 by wasp

Salamander,
Thank you for your response, I feel constantly sick, surely someone at work will get hold of one of these lists, I am prepared to say that my solicitor is dealing with it, but you know if all and sundry who know you find out, your life will be unbearable.

I hope that the One show portays this in the right light, when it does (if it still is).
I have a similar concern to V earlier, are both spreadsheets (12-2009-02-2010) & (03-2010-06-2010) covered by the same letter dated 09-09-2010 and do they both come under the 07-07-court case? as I have only 1 accusation against me on my letter as V, from 12-09, and I can’t find the 2nd sheet to check.

500 Sep 30, 2010 at 19:27 by wasp

sorry, Salander

501 Sep 30, 2010 at 19:50 by salander

@ wasp
Seems that the names on BOTH of those lists are based upon the court order of 07/07 and certainly the letters of 09/09 were sent to people on those lists.
I do not know though whether the 09/09 letters are the end of the letters to be sent based on those lists.
I am on s/sheet one so can’t comment about the second.
Maybe someone else on here can clear that up for you.
If you are seriously worried get a solicitor to write on your behalf (whether guilty or not). That seems to carry more weight with ACS. It may cost a bit but if it gives you peace of mind it’s worth it.

502 Sep 30, 2010 at 20:23 by Hunty

…and it starts again…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11443861

503 Sep 30, 2010 at 20:31 by Anonymous

To 497

But why bother. Its a list of people that may or may not have downloaded porn or music. It’ll cause embarrassment and they’re probably already bricking themselves.

I guess it’ll be decrypted eventually. But better everyone spent the time looking at ACS emails – mountain of evidence emerging that demonstrated their bottom feeder mentality.

504 Sep 30, 2010 at 23:25 by Anonymous

I think we really need to keep the pressure on with this for as long as it takes. Looking at Crossley’s speculative figures he believes he can reel in £10 million by the end of 2011, £4 million of this as profit! Therefore, he won’t want to give up without a fight. Obvioulsy ACS:Law is fucked, but he could easily setup another company on the same model fronted by another bent solicitor.

I think firstly we should concentrate on him getting struck off from ever practising law of any kind. I don’t think much more has to be done on that front, as the braindead fat greasy turd seems to have done much of the leg work for us. However a strong campaign of letter writing to both the Law Society and the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority should help. Serious and well structured complaints about Crossley and his grubby little firm would be best. I can imagine that when the heat dies down he is planning to get another Solicitor to front the business and carry on as normal. We need to be ready for this eventuality. Never forgive! Never Forget!

505 Sep 30, 2010 at 23:38 by Anonymous

Please feel free to complain about Andrew Crossley, Terrence Tsang and ACS: Law here: http://www.legalcomplaints.org.uk/home.page

Let’s ensure the real criminal scum are put out of business forever!

506 Sep 30, 2010 at 23:55 by charliec

Am I being stupid here but I’m not sure how releasing details of people illegally downloading and embarrassing them in public is a victory for people who illegally download…

If anything this will put people off as they will fear their details will suddenly be in public and so ultimately help the anti-piracy lobby instead.

507 Oct 01, 2010 at 01:12 by Anonymous

Andrew Crossley mentions his career low point here: http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/lawyer-in-the-news/solicitor-039sex-beach039-case-speaks-out

as being “three hours late for a hearing because my train had broken down. Hugely embarrassing.”

I think he may have to update his CV.. :-)

508 Oct 01, 2010 at 01:15 by Anonymous

Does anyone have any links to Andrew Crossley’s reaction to all of this? I imagine he is on the phone to Max Clifford begging for some cheap advice!

509 Oct 01, 2010 at 01:37 by Anonymous

Just a thought, but when the ACS:Law domain expires! I’m sure it will now! What would be our legal stance if one of us bought it and posted the truth about Mr Crossley and his seedy little dirty mack brigade business all over it. Obviously sticking to the facts and no liable involved! If the company has folded would this still be classed as cyber-squatting? Maybe I should ask Mr Intellectual Property himself? I tried but his phone seems to be cut off!

510 Oct 01, 2010 at 11:02 by Andrew Verycrossley

@509 May be the domain should be used by a torrent site. After all its reputation for file sharing is now bigger than that of TPB

511 Oct 01, 2010 at 11:54 by dwav

It may be nice that the people who have posted the lists , take them down now, as the damage to ACS law is done, and the victims are getting hurt. please consider this, or at least remove the name and address columns.

512 Oct 01, 2010 at 12:04 by wasp

THIS!!!!

It may be nice that the people who have posted the lists , take them down now, as the damage to ACS law is done, and the victims are getting hurt. please consider this, or at least remove the name and address columns.

513 Oct 01, 2010 at 13:04 by Anonymous

This leak has been spread all over the internet so any hope of removing the private data (or taking it down) is long gone.

But is that an entirely bad thing?

Of all of those names on the list there are many who have been incorrectly identified. Plenty enough that anyone (guilty or not) can claim to be innocent.

But most importantly, those lists are a stark reminder of just how unreliable the collection of IP addresses is as evidence of wrong-doing. One day we may see them as the evidence that finally started the fight back of the citizen against the government bribery (sorry, DONATIONS) by large corporations.

Now is the time to write to your MP, write to the PM, write to any judge involved in these cases.

In the end though, money talks. If we want to change things then we need to find ways to make it too expensive for these companies to work.

514 Oct 01, 2010 at 14:30 by Anonymous

…….:::::::: WANKERS Proudly Present :::::::…….

ACS:Law’s ‘Share This, Get Sued’ Forbidden Music Pack

DiRECTORY NAME: ACS.Law.Forbidden.Music.Pack.READNFO-WANKERS

http://acslaw.blogspot.com/2010/09/breaking-news-pirates-release-acslaw.html

515 Oct 01, 2010 at 15:09 by Dr J S

In addition to all the leaks of his personal information (the £8k a month Normandy chateau, the properties he’s been viewing, the release of his current home address, the fact he buys his daughter an iPad while he pennypinches of his works laptops, that his wife seems to be shacked up with a drug addict, the boast about his Bentley Arnage but the fact he can pay cash for a Spider in a few months to come etc.), it’s clear he’s been doing some dubious work with other solicitors, including trying to buy up firms clearly in trouble and about to be forced into extinction, and that he’s been (justifiably) worried about the investigation into him by the SRA. Well, I hope they’re pussies compared to what the Information Commission will do to him – if the ICO doesn’t give the maximum £500k fine to get this wanker out of business once and for all, let’s all petition the Government for the removal of the ICO post altogether, as they’ll clearly be a waste of our money.

Personally I loved the irony of one of Crossley’s colleagues emailing him MP3s to his work email address. Surely a case of one rule for them, and another for us…

516 Oct 01, 2010 at 15:36 by Spencer Kelly

I very much agree with http://torrentfreak.com/acslaw-anti-piracy-law-firm-torn-apart-by-leaked-emails-100925/#comment-715979

tl;dr all the info is out, there’s NO way of making any of it ‘go away’.

Also, people on list not necessarily those who donwloaded pr0n; just the names of the billpayer of that ISP. Plus, IP addresses can be spoofed so they may be ‘innocent’.

517 Oct 01, 2010 at 19:11 by Anonymous

Why not join the anti-ACS:Law Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/pages/ACSLaw-cannot-be-trusted/121547364567738?ref=ts

Please invite all your friends!

Let’s send Crossley back to the gutter from where he crawled!

518 Oct 01, 2010 at 19:17 by Anonymous

@515 – Well said! It disgusts me how that dirty fat maggot has acquired such wealth. Let’s hope good lady Karma redistributes it back to all the people he has given sleepless nights to (and worse)! Bastard!

519 Oct 01, 2010 at 19:40 by Anonymous

Crossley’s world must have fallen apart! Imagine being made the bitch of a group of 15 year olds.

520 Oct 01, 2010 at 20:59 by Anonymous

I think that plump bitch Crossley has only experienced a sample of what we have to offer. Starting from now! Let’s go to town on the MF’er! Make an example of the corrupt bastard! Obviously by totally legal means!

521 Oct 01, 2010 at 21:42 by New here

Saw this in the local rag.. shockin’ scum like that gettin away.. need reportin’ need workin’ on..

522 Oct 01, 2010 at 23:00 by Patrick

I just tried
http://www.websheriff.com
and it aint there – has it been DDOSed?
:-)

523 Oct 01, 2010 at 23:02 by Patrick

lol @519

524 Oct 02, 2010 at 00:03 by Anonymous4Ever

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/09/amounts-to-blackmail-inside-a-p2p-settlement-letter-factory.ars

Wow, it seems at least the movie industries knew that tackling piracy wasnt in their best interests. Shame about the porno, video games and music industries :D

525 Oct 02, 2010 at 00:43 by Anon2012

@467

Good observations … Their telephone number is Tel:+44 (0)1628 620691 though.

I’ve just cancelled his booking calling as Andrew Crossley and was very rude to their staff on the phone, including a few rude words about his staff to the restaurant owner.

Next on the list … ?

526 Oct 02, 2010 at 01:03 by Spencer Kelly

This coverage is well worth a LISTEN.

AUDIO from cnet:

http://crave.cnet.co.uk/podcast/cnet-uk-podcast-205-a-comedy-of-legal-errors-50000992/

[it's a couple of Brit dudes chatting about tech news, this is their main feature, towards the end]

They find it extremely amusing and give an excellent overview of events.

:D

527 Oct 02, 2010 at 10:16 by Bertie

There is one good lesson from this – the last thing you should ever do when blackmailed is to pay the blackmailer.

528 Oct 02, 2010 at 16:49 by adiem

“Lawyers to continue piracy fight”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11443861

529 Oct 04, 2010 at 01:32 by lupo insurance group

I am glad you said this post :D

-My Regards,
Lyman

530 Oct 04, 2010 at 11:59 by Anonymous

Download the ACS:Law forbidden music pack containing every album/song that ACS:Law are trying to stop us getting hold of online and GET SEEDING! – http://3.ly/musicpack

AND

Download the ACS:Law forbidden games pack which has all the games ACS:Law are trying to stop us from playing! GET SEEDING! http://3.ly/gamespack

SHOW CROSSLEY WE CANNOT AND WILL NOT BE STOPPED!

531 Oct 05, 2010 at 18:15 by chi-chi

Well done 4chan (way to go)

532 Oct 06, 2010 at 14:56 by Anonymous

Proof that ACS:Law DID NOT and CAN NOT stop sharing, employing these firms is futile

http://acslaw.blogspot.com/2010/10/filewatch-proof-that-acslaw-did-not-and_06.html

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