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Lightspeed Media claims hacker accessed porn without paying

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An adult entertainment website claims an unknown St. Clair County citizen hacked into its site and illegally gained access to sexually explicit content.

Lightspeed Media Corporation filed a lawsuit Dec. 14 against the unknown defendant who it identified only as John Doe.

In its complaint, Lightspeed alleges unknown hackers logged into its website with passwords they illegally obtained. They were then able to access unauthorized content on the site, according to the complaint.

"Through these hacked passwords Defendant and his co-conspirators consumed Plaintiff's content as though he or she was a paying member," the suit states. "They even downloaded Plaintiff's private content and disseminated that information to other unauthorized individuals."

Because the defendants hacked into the website, Lightspeed Media Corporation was unable to obtain any information about them and only knows that their IP addresses come from computers located in St. Clair County, the complaint says.

Due to the defendants' illegal actions, Lightspeed Media claims it has lost more than $50,000.

Lightspeed Media alleges computer fraud and abuse, conversion, unjust enrichment, breach of contract and civil conspiracy against the defendants.

In its five-count complaint, Lightspeed Media seeks a judgment that the defendants have committed computer fraud, plus actual damages of more than $100,000. It also seeks an order of impoundment and attorney's fees, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Michael O'Malley of Carey, Danis, and Lowe in Belleville will be representing it.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 11-L-683.

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