ACS:Law cut off by Sky

Dodgy law firm ACS:Law has been cut off by Sky.

Sky is miffed that the names and details of thousands of its customers were leaked in a monumental cock-up.

Sky said it had stopped co-operating with the firm until it got its house in order.

A spokesman told the Press Association: "We have suspended all co-operation with ACS:Law with immediate effect. This suspension will remain in place until ACS:Law demonstrates adequate measures to protect the security of personal information."

The Information Commissioner said he was mulling what action to take against the firm and pointed out that it could be fined up to £500,000 if it can be demonstrated that it failed to make sure personal information of third parties was secure on its servers. The Commission has never yet levied such a penalty however.

A further list of over 8,000 Sky broadband subscribers along with details of some 400 PlusNet users can be added to the initial list of 5,000 suspected porn sharers discovered amongst the files leaked on to the Pirate Bay's handy service.

* This story has been edited to reflect the fact that the original contained a small amount of cobblers. The cobblers have been removed and the writer dragged before the editor for a dressing down. That is, I had a good word with myself. Apologies.