Updated: Please see the comments for contributions that show more accounts being traded. Thanks for the input and keep it coming.
If you’re an image seller that gives special access to partners and accounts that allows them to download highres images you may want to check for abnormal activity on those accounts. One of our attentive readers points out that a site as been trading logins and passwords on leading imagesites. They apparently used the logins that are made available to subscription clients and partners. Anyone with access to these details would have been able to download high resolution images illegally. Trading logins is not a new phenomenon, especially among fans of celebrity pictures. This one is now down but may show up somewhere else soon.
The site (http://hqstarlight.livejournal.com/profile) is down but the Google description said:
hqstarlight – Selling / Trading Image Accounts. hqstarlight – Selling / Trading Image Accounts. Created on 2010-06-16 11:18:01 (#28327909), last updated …
If you have anymore information about this please email firstname.lastname@example.org or comment. We’ll update this post if we get more info in.
Whatever the outcome this seems like a good time to recheck downloadreports.