Watch porn online? Your personal details may have been made public

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One of the world’s biggest porn sites has revealed that details of almost 800,000 of its customers have been leaked online.

Adult website Brazzers has confirmed that the private details of its users are for sale online following what could be one of the most embarrassing leaks in the history of cyber crime.

According to tech site Motherboard, the leak contains the personal email addresses, usernames and passwords of customers.

The leak was later confirmed by Have I been pnwned? Who found that the usernames, email addresses and passwords had been stored in plain text without any salting, hashing or any form of encryption, meaning that the data was pretty much there for the taking and also making it very easy for cybercriminals to use the stolen credentials to try and access people’s accounts on other sites.

Matt Stevens, public relations manager for Brazzers told Motherboard: “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. “Brazzers takes the privacy and safety of its users very seriously.”

Have I been pnwned owner Troy Hunt later added that because the hack also affects users of the Brazzers forum, it is potentially even more damaging than if the leak was only from the porn site.

The data from the forum is likely to include discussions or topics of a very sensitive nature.

Anyone who has ever subscribed to Brazzers is now advised to update their usernames and passwords and if it is likely you have used the same username and password on other sites then you should update those too.

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