Over one million porn site users' details exposed

midian182

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It was vpnMentor’s researchers who discovered the issue with Luscious.net. Alexa data ranks the website as one of the 5,000 most popular in the US. It focuses on computer-generated and animated pornography that is uploaded by users.

While the breach is now closed, hackers could have accessed users’ personal email addresses, their usernames, blog posts, followers, uploads, likes, and locations. It also contained details of the site’s 19.7 million photos, though no passwords were in the database.

While around 20 percent of luscious accounts use fake emails, that still leaves a large number of genuine addresses exposed. Some users included their legal names as part of their emails, which makes them prime targets for criminals.

“The highly sensitive and private nature of Luscious’ content makes users incredibly vulnerable to a range of attacks and exploitation by malicious hackers,” vpnMentor writes.

Based on their email addresses, a large number of users in the database come from Germany, France, Russia, and Italy. There are also a number of users who joined on official government emails.

The database had been exposed since at least August 4. vpnMentor discovered it on August 15, and the breach was closed on August 19. While there is no evidence of it being accessed by hackers, users should beware of phishing attempts, extortion, or even being targeted by competitor websites trying to attract them over. As a security measure, members are being advised to change their Luscious usernames and associated email address.

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psycros

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Who in their right mind would put their actual personal details on a site like that? I'm guessing maybe some of the Kyles, and pretty much no one else.
 

madboyv1

Posts: 1,731   +644
Who in their right mind would put their actual personal details on a site like that? I'm guessing maybe some of the Kyles, and pretty much no one else.
Some people don't care all that much, I get it... but to use an official government email address like some did? Now that's just plain crazy.
 

Godel

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Who in their right mind would put their actual personal details on a site like that? I'm guessing maybe some of the Kyles, and pretty much no one else.
Some people don't care all that much, I get it... but to use an official government email address like some did? Now that's just plain crazy.

There were a lot of people from the Ashley Madison (cheat on your partner) and the recent 3Fun (tinder for threesomes) dating site leaks who were also registering with their commercial or government work-email addresses.
 

Uncle Al

Posts: 8,369   +7,176
Sigh.......it's sad to be so old that you really couldn't care less one way or the other ....... I need another drum of those little blue pills .....