Hackers leak data of almost 800,000 pornography users
Published 06/09/2016 | 13:55
In the latest in a long line of data hacks, information relating to almost 800,000 online pornography users has been leaked.
The data relates to users of the popular website Brazzers. 790,724 unique email addresses, as well as many usernames and plaintexts passwords have been leaked.
This data was passed onto Vice publication Motherboard by breach monitoring site Vigilante.pw after being spotted on the dark web.
Matt Stevens, PR manager for Brazzers, told Motherboard that the data leak was due to issues with a third party contracter.
He said: “This matches an incident which occurred in 2012 with our ‘Brazzersforum,’ which was managed by a third party. The incident occurred because of a vulnerability in the said third party software, the ‘vBulletin’ software, and not Brazzers itself.”
He further adds that: “users’ accounts were shared between Brazzers and the ‘Brazzersforum’ which was created for user convenience. That resulted in a small portion of our user accounts being exposed."
At the time of writing, Brazzersforum is displaying an “under maintenance” message, and is unavailable.