Here is another very interesting comment (posted a minute ago):
I received a notice that Limewire was being sued and because I was a paying customer I was entitled to a settlement amount. I filled out a form where the settlement would be sent. This would account for how the perps got my personal information. However, another P2P is called "Spotify" and it posts on facebook songs you download and listen too. The songs I was accused of downloading illegally were downloaded only to Spotify and not Limewire, so maybe facebook was hacked to get my personal info as well.
Thanks, Mike I posted an update, linking previous incarnations of this site cached by Google, and they are even more brazen (funny enough: a picture of their "Director" assigned by "the President" is a stock image, and most likely the crooks did not pay for it).
Also, this comment, if truthful, may shed some light to the mysterious way the crooks obtained more or less valid instances of file-sharing and contact information. Note this is not the first time I hear about the connection between "Limewire settlement scam" and this one.
[...]I am just waiting for Alan Cooper’s obituary to appear in a St Kitts and Nevis paper about his tragic passing and how he couldn't wait to testify and show us all how wrong we were about AF holding and it’s many copyright cases [...]
It is a bit strange that I advocate this way, but to be fair, it's not the pleading itself that failed. Moreover, judge granted the motion yesterday (admittedly, it was not a known fact at the time this TD article was written).
I would love to attribute this event to the ignorance of the judge regarding Prenda and copyright trolls in general, but if it was a shitty memorandum, things may went a different way.