On March the 31st, AIM Medical Associates (formerly Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation) reacted to suggestions that its database had been accessed by the person or persons behind PornWikiLeaks.com. This site has been causing concern among the US adult industry for publicising the real names of performers, plus allegedly revealing home address information and medical data too, although a random search of the 12,000 entries failed to find any such information. While most entries in the ‘Porn Stars Real Names’ section simply insult performers – “…is a pornographic whore and Hooker…” – and give a date of birth of ‘0 December 0000, Age 2011’, if any of the accurate information given wasn’t already intended for the public domain, it’s clearly a worry for anyone involved in the US industry and has the potential to end in legal action against the owners of the Netherlands-registered PornWikiLeaks site, although who they are is unclear at this time.
It’s been suggested that some of the information had come from AIM’s records, as they do HIV and other STI testing for US adult performers, but a press release on the medical testing business’s website stated: “AIM Medical Associates, P.C. is investigating the possibility of a criminal breach of the medical record database. Substantial amounts of information posted on the site in question could not come from the AIM database because we do not possess that information. Specifically, home addresses and identification documents are not within the AIM database. Other testing businesses may or may not have such information on their databases.”
The release continued: “AIM is utilising every available resource to conduct a thorough forensic investigation to confirm if a breach of security occurred here. If such a breach occurred, we shall take all available steps to see that the felonious behaviour is criminally prosecuted to the maximum extent under the law. Accessing a database for improper purposes, violating medical privacy and extortion are all crimes in California. There is preliminary information indicating that criminal behaviour by persons or entities may have occurred.”
In conclusion, AIM’s rebuttal finished: “In any case, the malicious nature of the site cannot be overstated. It is reprehensible that the site characterises all adult actresses as ‘whores,’ and refers to some women as ‘baby killers.’ It is gratifying that the website has been largely unavailable at least over the past few days. We hope the hosting company removes this scurrilous site altogether.”