Blueprint Hijacked

A Russianhacker has taken control of Blueprint Ventures website, Partner Bart Schachter says. The hacker turned the firms website, into a link page for pornographic material.

The Blueprint partners have been unable to receive email since they lost their site over the weekend. Its a pain in the ass, Schachter says. Its happening in Russia, so theres no legislative or regulatory monitoring of this activity.

The San Francisco-based firm responded by creating an adjacent Web-address: You can reach the partners by directing email to (first name)

The team is working to negotiate a change of its DNS record with and hopes to have its original site back soon.

Its basically like identity theft, but URL theft, Schachter says. He says the firm would be happy to consider financing a startup with a technological solution to the problem.