A few months back, Wincent Colaiuta from wincent.org posted an article telling how the registration algorithm for his Synergy software had been hacked and his sales immediately dropped 20%-30%. The article outlines the effects the hack had on him and the potential effect on his customers. At the time he also thought that the decreased sales may also bring about the demise of his company.
I got in touch with Wincent to see what, if anything, has changed in the months that have passed. His response was very succint, “the sales haven’t recovered but are still limping along. I am trying to finish a couple of new products which use a new protection system, and in the meantime hoping that my funds don’t run out. “