Photobucket Disables Hotlinking

23 Jul 2017 at 15:29 (Random Randomness) (, )

Just noticed my photobucket images have been replaced with a ransomware! Okay, well an extortion to pay up if I want to see my images on this blog and my storybooks again.

My response to you, Photobucket: Arkell vs Pressdram.

Rather than watching the money come rolling in, Photobucket is going to see its users leave in droves! Nice one, PB! Are you taking lessons from EA?

More info:


Looks like someone got a clue. Photobucket has a new CEO, who is making an effort to fix things:

So our images are no longer ransomwared, but we have to put up with a massive (despite what they say) watermark. I can live with that, I guess. At least it’s a step in the right direction. I mean $400 a year, as if!

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