Pastebin Calling In Reinforcements To Deal With Hackers

Pastebin is looking to hire in more people to help police the information left by its users. There have been concerns about posts that are potentially illegal or break the policy of the site.

Pastebin is a haven for those in the hacktivist group Anonymous and similar, wanting to leave details of hacks, leaks and defacements for other users to find. However, whilst this has allowed the site to grow in popularity, recently hitting 200,000 users, there are now concerns over the nature of some of the material left by them.

In a interview with the BBC, Jeoren Vader, the 28 year old Dutch owner of the website, said "I am looking to hire some extra people soon to monitor more of the website content, not just the items reported," Vader explained. "Hopefully this will increase the speed in which we can remove sensitive information."

The policy of the site states "any paste or usage pattern not related to that goal which results in unusually high traffic will be flagged for investigation." It goes on to warn that failure to comply with their policy may result in "your IP address being shared with the authorities".