ICO To Probe Porn Video Sharing Leak

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has began to investigate the archived e-mails that were leaked on the web, exposing Operation Payback mounted by an anonymous group against ACS:Law.

The UK ICO has announced that it will probe the law firm ACS:Law to investigate leak of thousands of company’s confidential e-mails containing the personal details of thousands of web users, the Guardian reported.

"The ICO takes all breaches of the Data Protection Act very seriously. Any organisation processing personal data must ensure that it is kept safe and secure.This is an important principle of the Act,” said the spokeswoman for the ICO while announcing that the office will contact ACS:Law to know more about the leak and take proper action against the company.

The website was taken offline for about a week, after a group of hackers, 4Chan, protested against the firm’s unfair means of harassing alleged file sharers, threatening them with legal action if they don't pay an enormous fine.